Brampton, Canada and Marikina, Philippines seeing double as cities twin

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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Brampton, Ontario

The City of Brampton in Ontario, Canada, and Marikina in the Philippines have recently been "twinned".

Both cities are roughly the same size, both have female mayors, both are near urban destinations (one of Toronto, the other Manila) and feel they can benefit economically with each other.

Marikina City

Mayor Susan Fennell of Brampton commented "This twinning agreement between Brampton and Marikina City will not only provide new and exciting economic possibilities, but it is an excellent chance to recognize and celebrate the Filipino community in Brampton. As one of Canada's most diverse cities, Brampton is home to more than 8,000 Filipino residents with a distinct culture, and I am pleased to be able to celebrate that culture with this agreement."

Brampton is also a twin of Plano, Texas.