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Divyesh Mistry

Divyesh loves cities and urban issues. He writes for Bramptonist because it's fun and he wants the rest of the city to be as knowledgeable about the inner workings as he does.

Watch Brampton Sprawl Over 33 Years With Google Earth

Brampton in 2016 is a drastically different picture from that of 1984. Brampton has grown rapidly, with no end in sight to the city's housing sprawl. In...

The Ultimate Guide to Brampton’s Future University

Brampton has won provincial approval to be the site of a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) + arts university. The city has been waiting for decades to...

8 Developing Brampton News Stories to Watch in 2017

Brampton played host to a bunch of news stories in 2016 that remained unresolved. Here's a few you'll want to watch unfold in 2017....

7 Awesome Things Brampton is Getting in 2017

Despite what some would like you to believe, Brampton isn't all doom and gloom. 2017 will bring new attractions and transportation options to the city,...

Property tax hike approved for Brampton

Brampton city council has approved the 2017 budget plan, along with a new property tax hike of 2.3 per cent. The property tax hike will...

New development will help ease rental housing shortage in Brampton

Over the past year, a new 15 storey residential building has slowly risen at the corner of Queen and Hansen. 247 Queen Street East is the...

Cyclist killed in collision in north Brampton

A cyclist was struck by a car at the intersection of Dixie Road and Mayfield Road. The police reported the incident at 7:48 a.m. The...

City Launches All-In-One Online Service Portal

Residents who have issues they'd like to report to the city no longer have to track down multiple forms and visit multiple web pages. The...

Council Showdown: December 13 – 15, 2016

It's cold now. Everyone is getting ready for the holidays, including the city. This is the last week of meetings, and the last Council...

407 Transitway West planning comes to Brampton

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has finally started studying the building of the 407 Transitway West, which will run through Brampton and York Region. The...
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