List of people from Brampton

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This is a list of people from Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Note that this list largely does not include players from the Brampton Battalion OHL hockey team or Brampton Beast ECHL hockey team, although most Battalion members were billeted with families in the City. Of the Battalion, 36 players were drafted by the NHL, including Raffi Torres, Jay Harrison, and Matt Duchene. Also note included are people who were post-secondary students who didn't live locally before or after, namely Kent Monkman[1] and Patrick McKenna.[2]



Shawn Ashmore
Shawn Ashmore
Aaron Ashmore
Aaron Ashmore


Anthony Bennett
Anthony Bennett
Hayleigh Bell
Hayleigh Bell
Navdeep Bains
Navdeep Bains


Tony Clement
Tony Clement
Keshia Chanté
Keshia Chanté
Michael Cera
Michael Cera


Bill Davis
Bill Davis
Ruby Dhalla
Ruby Dhalla


Todd Elik
Todd Elik



Jordan Gavaris
Jordan Gavaris
Gabe Gala
Gabe Gala
Sir William Jame Gage
Sir William Jame Gage


Ashfaq Hussain
Ashfaq Hussain
Atiba Hutchinson
Atiba Hutchinson


Alison Jutzi.



Sir James A. Lougheed
Sir James A. Lougheed
Tyler Labine
Tyler Labine


Alex Milne
Alex Milne


Rick Nash in 2006, playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets





Tyler Seguin
Tyler Seguin
Rob Stewart
Rob Stewart


Scott Thompson
Scott Thompson
Raffi Torres
Raffi Torres





Canadian honours system recipients[edit]

William G. Davis and Michael F. Clarke have both received the Order of Canada.[86] Davis is the only Bramptonian to receive an Order of Ontario.[87] There are 1253 Brampton residents to receive Exemplary Service Medals.[88] The Golden Jubilee Award was given to 168 in 2002.[89]

  • Caring Canadian Award: Adriana J. Pouw[citation needed]
  • Decorations for Bravery: Glenn Bannerman-Maxwell, Robert Reginald Fraser, Maribel Garcia, Susan Elizabeth McHale, Mandeep Singh Dhillon, Thomas Tierney, J. Robert Walsh, and David Ware.[90]
  • Constable David Henry Bowles, M.B., Medal of Bravery recipient[91]
  • David Alan Holwell, Medal of Bravery recipient[92]
  • Sergeant (Ret'd) Joseph Gabriel Simon Marion, M.S.M., Meritorious Service Medal (civil division) recipient[93]


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  6. ^ Juzenas, Frank (13 March 2015). "Akuffo retires from wrestling". The Brampton Guardian. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  7. ^ FitzGerald, Sean (8 December 2014). "Former Olympic boxer trades in fights in the ring for cleanups in the playpen". National Post. Retrieved 26 April 2015. Amos-Ross, a two-time Olympian, and his wife, Alison McLean, a high school English teacher, opened their daycare in the Toronto suburb of Brampton earlier this year. 
  8. ^ Shea, Courtney (12 July 2011). "Russell Peters and Trey Anthony on jokes, race and jokes about race". Toronto Life. Retrieved 26 April 2015. Both grew up in Brampton, both cite their families as the ultimate source of hilarity, and both say Canadians need to get over their tall poppy hang-ups. 
  9. ^ "Caroline Armington - Artist, Fine Art, Auction Records, Prices, Biography for Caroline Helena (Wilkinson) Armington". Retrieved 2011-02-19. 
  10. ^ Graham Besant, photographer (20 July 1976). "She bows out -- gracefully". p. C1. Lise Arsenault; 22; performs optional exercises for 17;000 spectators at Montreal Forum yesterday in helping Canada's women's gymnastics team to a ninth-place finish; best ever in Olympics. However; Miss Arsenault; of Brampton; failed to qualify for Individual competition. I'm really happy; though; she said; because this is the last time I'll be competing in Olympics and we did so well. There's terific spirit on this team. Three teammates qualified. 
  11. ^ Grange, Michael (5 March 2005). "Teen journeys south in search of his destiny". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
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  13. ^ Buffery, Steve (3 July 2014). "Queen's Plate is a family affair for the Attard clan". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 26 April 2015. Sid worked at a mattress factory in Brampton during his first couple of years in Canada. 
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  15. ^ Brady, Rachel (19 March 2014). "Towering Canadian brothers on track to make basketball history". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
  16. ^ Clara Hargittay (1925-05-29). "Bloore, Ronald". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 2012-09-13. Retrieved 2011-02-19. 
  17. ^ "Robert William Bradford, C.M.". Governor General of Canada. 30 April 2009. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  18. ^ "Buchanan to represent Canada". The Brampton Guardian. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2014. 
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  30. ^ Ferguson, Doug (13 January 2012). "Hearn two shots out of Sony Open lead". The Gazette. Montreal QC. Associated Press. Retrieved 16 April 2012. David Hearn of Brampton, Ont., shot a 66 on Friday, two shots behind the leader... 
  31. ^ Snyder, Lorraine. Hetherington-Hultquist, Gillian. [Toronto ON]: The Historica-Dominion Institute. Retrieved 16 April 2012. Gillian "Jill" Hetherington-Hultquist, tennis player (b at Brampton, Ont 27 Oct 1964). 
  32. ^ "Brampton goes to the Games". The Brampton Guardian. Brampton ON. 11 February 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
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  34. ^ "Press release: Justin Hodgman Returns For Third Komet IHL Championship Ring". OurSportsCentral. Fort Wayne IN. 12 April 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2012. The Brampton, Ontario native led the Komets to the Turner Cup crown with five goals and eight points appearing in all seven post-season games. 
  35. ^ Feschuk, Dave (3 March 2011). "Feschuk: Young Canadian ascending English soccer ranks". Toronto Star. Toronto ON. Retrieved 16 April 2012. Junior Hoilett, Blackburn's Brampton-born forward, stopped by for a quick look, too. He'd just conducted an interview in which he told the story of the annual bet he makes with his younger brother Jaineil, who plays professionally in Germany. 
  36. ^ Pearson, Patricia (1998). When She Was Bad: How And Why Women Get Away With Murder. Toronto ON: Random House of Canada Limited. p. 294. ISBN 030736383X. Retrieved 16 April 2012. On February 16, two officers from the metro Toronto sexual vice squad called Karla Homolka at her aunt and uncle's condo in Brampton, a Westchester-style bedroom community north of Toronto, where she'd gone to escape Paul. Not that he'd pursued her. But, her family had reasoned, abusive men stalk. Karla was safe in Brampton. She was even having fun there—rebounding swiftly from her trauma. Shopping, out to parties, having a fling with a fellow she met in a nightclub. 
  37. ^ "Husbands second in jockey standings". The Brampton Guardian. Brampton ON. Retrieved 16 April 2012. For the second consecutive year Brampton's Patrick Husbands has finished second in the jockey standings at Toronto's Woodbine. 
  38. ^ "Canadian Urdu poet Ashfaq Hussain gets Pak Pride of Performance Award". Indo-Canadian Outlook. Toronto ON. 5 (4). November 2010. Ashfaq Hussain migrated to Canada in March 1980 and currently resides in Brampton in Greater Toronto Area. 
  39. ^ Girard, Daniel (17 December 2010). "Brampton's Atiba Hutchinson voted Canada's top male soccer player". Toronto Star. Toronto ON. Retrieved 16 April 2012. Born in Brampton to Trinidadian parents, Hutchinson's soccer career has certainly taken him a long way. 
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  47. ^ Latimer, Joanne (3 July 2014). "Book review: Laughing All the Way to the Mosque". Macleans. 
  48. ^ Juzenas, Frank (8 July 2014). "Newbury signs with Capitals". The Brampton Guardian. Retrieved 26 April 2015. Brampton native Kris Newbury is returning to his roots. The former Brampton Capitals star has signed a two-way contract with the Capitals, that is the NHL’s Washington Capitals. 
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  50. ^ "Nugent on list". The Brampton Guardian. 16 December 2010. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 
  51. ^ Bennett, Jamie (30 July 2010). "Oram excited to croon for west coast fans". The Western Star. Corner Brook NL. Retrieved 5 October 2013. While she may be considered an overnight sensation by some, Oram’s success was not without hard work and some hardship. The Brampton, Ont. resident paid her dues by singing in bars since the age of 10 and like many singers, even had to live in her car for a few nights when times were rough. 
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  57. ^ "Alyssa Reid plays free show at Rose". The Brampton Guardian. Brampton ON. 2 October 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2013. Not only is it her first time performing in her hometown, but teen pop star Alyssa Reid will perform here this Friday (Oct. 7) at the Rose Theatre for free. 
  58. ^ "Art icon Jack Reid laid to rest". The Brampton Guardian. Brampton ON. 1 September 2009. Retrieved 5 October 2013. He was a prominent figure in the arts community in Brampton, where he resided for many years before moving to Orillia in 2006. In 1989, Reid was named Arts Person of the Year in Brampton— the first distinction of its kind in the city, and an honour that has continued to recognize important supporters of and contributors to the local arts community. 
  59. ^ Rockingham, Graham (10 November 2010). "Johnny Reid's family affair". The Spectator. Hamilton ON. Reid is a uniquely Canadian performer. Born in Scotland, high-schooled in Brampton, a soccer fan who got to university in Quebec on a football scholarship, he now lives in Nashville, a blue-eyed R&B singer who has dominated the Canadian country music charts for the past three years, sounding more like Rod Stewart than Paul Brandt. 
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  61. ^ "frienly rich and the lollipop people's halloween spooktacular". Music Lives. Guelph ON. Retrieved 5 October 2013. Friendly Rich is a composer from Brampton, Canada... Friendly Rich is also the founder and director of the Brampton Indie Arts Festival, an annual event which promotes underground artists, held in February at the Rose Theatre in downtown Brampton. 
  62. ^ Varty, Alexander (26 October 2011). "Short attention span led Friendly Rich to vaudeville". Vancouver BC. Retrieved 5 October 2013. I’ve always been interested in vaudeville and that whole era—and I did a lot of work, actually, in my hometown of Brampton in an old vaudeville theatre when I was developing what I do. So, I don’t know, maybe something got in the water! 
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  64. ^ Kinross, Louise (5 December 1991). "Culture aficionados invited to Brampton Dance, music crafts compete with big city". The Toronto Star. Toronto ON. p. BR2. It includes abstractionist work by former Brampton residents William Ronald, John Meredith and Ronald Bloore, who has gained international renown. 
  65. ^ "Olympic boxer turns crime fighter". The Brampton Guardian. Brampton ON. 21 April 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2013. Brampton resident and two-time Olympic boxer Troy Amos-Ross thought he was stopping to break up a roadside fight, but Peel Regional Police say he actually prevented a murder. 
  66. ^ "Rubisch claims NLL award". The Brampton Guardian. Brampton ON. 18 May 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  67. ^ Tutka, Paul (10 February 2010). "Kyle Rubisch named Brampton's amateur athlete of the year after sensational '09, Joe Walters home cookin', plus the links". Inside Lacrosse Indoor. Baltimore MA. Retrieved 5 October 2013. Now he can add the honour of being named the Brampton Guardian’s Ken Giles Award winner, presented to the city’s top amateur athlete. 
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  74. ^ a b "Tatham sisters remain with Team Canada". The Brampton Guardian. Brampton ON. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  75. ^ Barclay McMillan; David G.H. Parsons; Kimberly Francis. "Nancy Telfer". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Toronto ON: Historica-Dominion Institute. Telfer (b Lindsey), Nancy (Ellen)... b Brampton, Ont, 8 May 1950; 
  76. ^ "A first for Terry". The Brampton Guardian. Brampton ON. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  77. ^ "Scoring back home". The Toronto Star. p. J8. his father, a physician at Peel Memorial Hospital in Brampton 
  78. ^ Varteniuk, Sam. "Scott Thompson". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Toronto ON: Historica-Dominion Institute. Scott Thompson grew up in Brampton, Ont, and attended Brampton Centennial Secondary School. 
  79. ^ Watson, Duane (10 April 2012). "There's no place like home for Tristan Thompson". Sway. Toronto ON: Torstar. Retrieved 16 April 2012. In June, the Brampton, Ont. native became the highest picked Canadian selected in an NBA Draft... 
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