Many of us know that Brampton is affectionately referred to as The Flower City, but not many know why. Let’s take a quick look into the history of Brampton, and discover the roots of this beloved city.
Brampton was officially established as a town in 1873, and by that time already enjoyed a prestigious reputation as a greenhouse hub that sold to global markets. Edward Dale, an immigrant from England who arrived in 1863, was the main driving force behind this blossoming industry in Brampton, and quickly became the town’s largest employer. At its height, Dale Nurseries owned 140 greenhouses, established a flower grading system, and established a growing market for its products.
For a time Brampton was the seat of the largest cut flower business in North America and produced 20 million blooms and created many rose and orchid species that were introduced to the market.
It wasn’t until 1974 that Brampton would incorporate the outlying communities including Bramalea and Mayfield, laying the groundwork for the infrastructure and development we see today.
In 2002 the City Council decided to pay homage to Brampton’s flowery heritage and established the Flower City Strategy. This strategy has resulted in inspiration for design projects and community landscaping designed to beautify the city.
The Flower City strategy even influenced the community of Mayfield Village that we all know and love so well. Its abundance of park space, greenery, and beautified spaces was the driving inspiration behind much of its community design. Now, it is home to thousands of families, gorgeous new townhomes, semi-detached homes, and single family homes.
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