With over 40 percent population of South Asian descent, Brampton is one of Canada’s most multicultural cities. It is one of Canada’s fastest growing urban centers economically. It is Canada’s ninth-most populous municipality and the third most populous city in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region, behind Toronto and Mississauga.
Markham is emerging as the Silicon Valley of Canada, with a high concentration of information technology companies. Its proximity to Toronto makes it ideally suited to attract both talent and investments in strategic sectors. The city is the fourth-most populous community within the Greater Toronto Area after Toronto, Mississauga andBrampton and is the York region’s most populous municipality.
In recent years, Richmond Hill has seen a huge population upsurge,being Canada’s fastest-growing community in the 1990s. It is an affluent town with a large number of people employed in business, finance, industry and healthcare. The town is home to the world-renowned David Dunlap Observatory telescope, at one time the second largest telescope in the world, and still the largest in Canada.