Queen Street Corridor is a somewhat urban area surrounding Queen Street, from Centre Street to Bramalea Road. Along with Downtown Brampton, Queen Street Corridor comprises Brampton’s Central Area, the hub of commercial activity in the city. There are many shops, restaurants, and other businesses in the vicinity.
Families looking for a city atmosphere and city conveniences in the suburbs might find the busy Queen Street Corridor very attractive. Queen Street is lined with stores and office buildings, as well as condominiums. There are few single-family homes in the Queen Street Corridor.
One of Brampton’s most popular parks, Chinguacousy Park (9050 Bramalea Road), is located in the northeastern part of Queen Street Corridor. Other parks in the area include Knightsbridge Park and Norton Place Park.
There is always something for families to do near Queen Street Corridor real estate, whether they are spending the day at Chinguacousy Park or attending a festival in Downtown Brampton. Conveniences such as shopping centres, restaurants, and schools are located within walking distance.
Queen Street Corridor MLS listings feature an abundance of luxury condominiums, apartments, and townhouses. As part of Brampton’s Queen Street Corridor development plan, the area will likely see many new condominium complexes.
There is also a wide selection of commercial real estate for rent or purchase in Queen Street Corridor, from storefront properties to office suites.
Brampton was historically centred at Queen Street and Main Street, the “four corners”, just east of Queen Street Corridor. The area first began to accumulate settlers in the 1820s, and the population reached 150 by 1843. Brampton became incorporated as a village in 1853.
Queen Street is one of Brampton’s major arterial roads, and provides access to not only other areas of Brampton, but also to Highway 410 for Toronto commuters. Other major roads running through the Queen Street Corridor include Kennedy Road and West Drive. Brampton Transit and Zum run bus routes through Queen Street Corridor, which make stops at the Brampton GO Station for rail commuters.
Because it is one of Brampton’s main commercial areas, there is a wide variety of shopping opportunities in Queen Street Corridor. Shops, shopping plazas, and restaurants can be found all along Queen Street. The Bramalea City Centre (25 Peel Centre Drive), one of Brampton’s largest shopping centres, is also just minutes away from Queen Street Corridor real estate. This indoor mall boasts of one million square feet of shops and restaurants, and features retailers such as H&M, Forever 21, Gap, American Eagle Outfitters, and many others. There is also a wide variety of charming local boutiques, cafes, and restaurants to be found just to the east of Queen Street Corridor in the historic shopping district of Downtown Brampton.
There are many educational options available to Queen Street Corridor residents, both in and around the neighbourhood. Elementary schools in the vicinity include Hanover Public School (215 Hanover Road) and Sir Winston Churchill Public School (89 Ardglen Drive). Secondary school options include Central Peel Secondary School (32 Kennedy Road North) and Bramalea Secondary School (510 Balmoral Drive).
The recently renovated Chinguacousy Park is one of Brampton’s most popular weekend recreation destinations. The park features beautiful gardens and a greenhouse, a barn and petting zoo for kids, pony rides, scenic ponds surrounded by walking paths, and miniature golf. For older children and teenagers, there is a BMX and skateboard park, sports fields, and basketball and tennis courts. There is also plenty to do in the winter in Chinguacousy Park, which features the Mount Chinguacousy hill for skiing, snowboarding, and sledding. Afterwards, families can warm up in the newly built ski chalet with a cup of hot chocolate. Families looking for a bit of arts culture can check out the Downtown Brampton theatre district, with its crown jewel, the Rose Theatre. This 880-seat venue features state of the art lighting and sound equipment, as well as a smaller multi-purpose area for other events.