BRAMPTON, ON (August 7, 2020) – At its meeting Wednesday, August 5, Brampton City Council endorsed the concept plan for Brampton’s last undeveloped area: Heritage Heights.
Spanning 4,000 acres and representing 1/16th of Brampton’s total area, Heritage Heights is in northwest Brampton, stretching from Mayfield Road to the Credit River valley, and from Winston Churchill Boulevard to Mississauga Road. It was highlighted in the Brampton 2040 Vision as the proposed location for a new Town Centre – a complete, full-service, mixed-use place with work and housing options. The concept plan for Heritage Heights reflects best practices for creating a community where future residents and employers can enjoy a healthy lifestyle and high quality of life. It is based on extensive community engagement, and sets the framework for a sustainable, livable, vibrant, and healthy place to live, work, learn and play.
There are substantial housing and jobs growth opportunities for Brampton under the endorsed Heritage Heights concept plan. The plan features a range of housing options with convenient access to higher order transit, including a proposed GO station and a connected network of trails and open spaces. Central to the plan is a north/south urban motorway, including a dedicated truck only lane, in place of the proposed GTA West Transportation Corridor through Heritage Heights. This main boulevard will create an urban mixed-use heart for the community where residents and visitors will be able to shop, enjoy local restaurants, start a business and be part of a healthy, active and vibrant lifestyle. A proposed Wellness District, which includes lands for a potential future hospital and additional medical support services, is located along the main urban motorway. The plan will result in a fully connected, modern community with development being carried out in the most environmentally friendly way.
To ensure Heritage Heights reflects the ideas of Brampton residents, the City will continue its extensive public engagement process with relevant stakeholders. The City will also undertake the required technical studies, and work closely with other levels of government, with a goal of having a revised secondary plan, the next stage of the process, completed by the end of 2020.
For more information on Heritage Heights and the City’s planning program for the area, visit www.brampton.ca/nwbrampton.
Mayor, City of Brampton Patrick Brown, Said, “Creating complete, sustainable and connected communities that allow residents to maintain a high quality of life is a priority for City Council and is essential in helping us achieve our Brampton 2040 Vision. As Brampton’s last undeveloped area, Heritage Heights is an exciting opportunity to make it right from the start. I am confident that this concept plan will do just that, bringing jobs, affordable housing and the opportunity to live, work, learn and play in northwest Brampton.”