CITY OF BRAMPTON APPROVES $16.5M INVESTMENT IN DOWNTOWN STREETSCAPING

By: G.K Virdi

BRAMPTON, ON (September 24, 2021) – On Tuesday, September 22, 2021, The City of Brampton Committee of Council approved a $16.6M investment in downtown Brampton streetscaping work after years of advocacy from the Downtown Brampton BIA, business leaders and community.

The Downtown Brampton BIA represents over 320 business and 140 property owners. Since the cancellation of the last revitalization program in 2018, the BIA and the BIA’s Revitalization Team have delegated to Council frequently and regularly. In addition to the much needed infrastructure upgrades, they have advocated for a beautification plan including wider sidewalks, upgraded surfaces and trees.

The BIA is pleased that Council has directed Staff to develop the Downtown Brampton Streetscape Manual and that engineering design will begin immediately. The BIA looks forward to working with the City on the 8-week Urban Design Activation Strategy which will explore opportunities for temporary and long-term urban activations in the downtown.

Carrie Percival, Chair, Downtown Brampton BIA said “On behalf of the Downtown Brampton BIA, we were very pleased to hear the staff plans and projections on the much-needed revitalization for Downtown Brampton. We are very confident that our city planning, and urban design experts will move forward with this fulsome revitalization plan as presented at Committee of Council.”

Suzy Godefroy, Executive Director, Downtown Brampton BIA said, “The Downtown Brampton BIA thanks the Council for their leadership in this investment for the City of Brampton and the emerging Downtown Brampton Cultural Hub & Innovation District which is the start of truly unlocking the potential for downtown.” –

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