From a settlement in the early 1800s to an officially designated City in 1974, today, Brampton is a diverse, cosmopolitan, and vibrant place to be. Brampton is Canada’s second fastest growing and the 9th largest city. Brampton residents enjoy a high quality lifestyle. It combines big city conveniences with traditional quality of life. It is the first city in the GTA and one of only 10 in North America to be designated an International Safe Community by the World Health Organization in 2007.