Boundaries and Location
Westgate is situated in central Brampton and is one of the older neighborhoods in the city. It is part of Bramalea’s alphabetically-named planned developments that began in the 1970s. The neighborhood is conveniently located along Highway 410 and has Williams Parkway as a main artery. It is also close to the Queen Street Corridor, providing good access to downtown.
Atmosphere and Lifestyle
The neighborhood has a consistent population and is popular with people in their 20s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. Housing is a mix of single-detached homes, semi-detached homes, and townhome complexes. The area has a small lake, plenty of green space, parklands, trails, schools, and pockets of commercial services.
Families with kids make up 55% of households in Westgate, while couples without children make up 21% of households and 12% of households are one person living alone. People in this neighborhood come from 111 different ethnic origins, and 47% are first-generation immigrants, while 31% are second-generation immigrants.
Amenities and Facilities
Westgate has elementary special programs and secondary special programs. There are 7 public schools, 7 Catholic schools, and 1 private school serving the neighborhood. The special programs offered at local schools include International Baccalaureate, Gifted/Talented Program, French Immersion, and Fine Arts.
Parks and Recreation
There are 9 parks in this neighborhood, with 37 recreational facilities in total. The parks feature playgrounds for kids, sports parks, and dog parks. The average number of facilities per park is 4.
There are 128 transit stops in this neighborhood. Most residents commute within the city (42%) or to another city (57%). The majority of residents commute by vehicle (83%).
Westgate is a neighborhood that offers a blend of diversity and convenience. Its excellent educational facilities, recreational opportunities, and strategic location make it a popular choice among a diverse population.