Regional Municipality of Peel
The Regional Municipality of Peel (informally Peel Region or Region of Peel, also formerly Peel County) is a regional municipality in the Greater Toronto Area, Southern Ontario, Canada. It consists of three municipalities to the west and northwest of the city of Toronto: the cities of Mississauga and Brampton, and the town of Caledon, each of which spans its full east–west width. The regional seat is in Brampton. The entire Greater Toronto Area is the inner ring of the Golden Horseshoe.
|Regional Municipality of Peel|
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|Established||January 1, 1974|
|• Chair||Nando Iannicca|
|• Governing body||Peel Regional Council|
|• Total||1,246.95 km2 (481.45 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,108/km2 (2,870/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))|
With a population of about 1.4 million, Peel Region's growth can be credited largely to immigration and transportation infrastructure: seven 400-series highways serve the region, and most of Toronto Pearson International Airport is located within its boundaries.
Mississauga, which occupies the southernmost portion of the region with over 700,000 residents is the largest in population in Peel Region, and is overall the sixth-largest lower-tier municipality in Canada. It reaches from Lake Ontario north to near Highway 407. Brampton, a city with over 500,000 residents is located in the centre of the region, while in the north lies the town of Caledon, which is by far the largest in area and most sparsely populated part of the region.