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The City of Brampton counted 603,346 residents in the 2017 census. The city has a total land area of 265 square kilometres (102 square miles). Mass immigration has greatly increased Brampton’s population from 10,000 in the 1950s to over 600,000 today. Brampton attracted many residents and businesses because of its close proximity to the Pearson International Airport, its good road infrastructure, and the relatively low cost of land. The city has a more favourable corporate tax structure than other parts of Canada. As such, it’s becoming a prime location for corporate head offices, factories, and logistics warehouses. Major economic sectors include advanced manufacturing, retail administration, communication technologies, information and data services, food and beverage, life sciences, and business services. Post-secondary students living here attend the Davis campus of Sheridan College. Brampton Assembly car plant employs as many 6000 people. The City of Brampton is one of four levels of government providing services for residents. Local government services are funded primarily by property taxes, but user fees and other ‘non-tax revenue’ such as parking fines are other ways that City Hall generates revenue. Brampton helps maintain the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives which are housed in both 19th-century and contemporary buildings. Rose Theatre, a major performing arts venue sits opposite Garden Square and accommodates a multitude of performing artists, film and tv shoots. Other green spaces include Gage Park with its floral gardens, and the Historic Bovaird House.