Brampton was originally known as Buffy’s Corners, but was subsequently renamed in the 1800s after a town in England. It was later designated as a city in 1974 and is now Canada’s second fastest-growing city. It is in the traditional territory of the Haudensaunee and Anishnaabeg. Brampton is considered Canada’s “Flower City” and has won awards for its revitalization of its “flower town” heritage. Back in 1860, manufacturing and horticultural businesses began to bloom. By the early 1900s, the city was filled with hundreds, and hundreds of acres of flowering greenhouses with a variety of flowers ready to be exported all across the world. That horticultural strength continues today! The region boasts over 6,000 acres of parkland and a wide variety of outdoor activities. Popular destinations include Gage Park, Heart Lake Conservation Area, Professor’s Lake Recreation Centre, and many other natural escapes.