An urban riding situated north of Toronto, Brampton Centre is sprawling
taking in the heart of Brampton, the historical downtown and a variety
of neighbourhoods including Heart Lake, Peel Village and the old town.
It's boundaries consist of Brampton west of Dixie Road and east of
McLaughlin Road. Northern and southern boundaries are the Brampton city
Employment is concentrated in manufacturing, including automotive and
aviation technology and transportation, storage and business services.
Boasting a total immigrant population of more than 33%, Brampton Centre
has large East Indian and Italian communities.
Prior to the last election, this new riding combined 60% of Brampton
North with 20% of Brampton South.
Former Ontario Premier
Bill Davis was elected in Peel in 1959 and in Brampton in 1975. He served
as Premier from 1971 to 1985. In Brampton North Liberal Carman McClelland
won in 1987 and 1990 and was later defeated by PC incumbent Joe Spina