Every week, Bramptonist will round up the interesting items on upcoming city council and committee meetings, so you don’t have to bore yourselves paging through huge (and, if we’re being honest, tedious) PDFs and to make it easier for you to be a well-informed resident.

All meetings are open to the public (aside from items which are specifically marked as closed), and are generally held in the City Council Chambers, unless stated otherwise.


Taxicab Advisory Committee

February 27, 2:00 p.m.
Boardroom WT-2D, West Tower

Issues in Brief

  • A presentation from the Insurance Board of Canada on insurance coverage for ride-sharing
    • Uber is covered by Intact Insurance since July 2016, Lyft is covered by Aviva since November 2017

Read the Agenda here.


Age-Friendly Advisory Committee

February 27, 7:00 p.m.
Boardroom WT-2C/D, West Tower

Issues in Brief

  • Presentation on aging trends for seniors in Canada (page 11)
    • By 2038, those over the age of 55 will number 15.5 million
    • 85 per cent of seniors want to age in their own homes/not move out
  • Presentation on Culture Master Plan (page 38) that has been circulating at many city committees and events
  • Presentation from the Burlington Age-Friendly Committee on what Burlington is doing to support seniors (page 43)

Read the Agenda here.


Brampton Community Safety Advisory Committee

February 27, 7:00 p.m.
Council Committee Room, City Hall

Issues in Brief

  • Presentation on Bill 175 – Safer Ontario Act
  • Report on Neighbourhood Watch signage (page 14)
    • Brampton Focus is starting a new Neighbourhood Watch program in NW Brampton
    • Similar to other municipalities, Brampton won’t directly run the program and is instead encouraging them to apply for a community grant
    • Interestingly, the police does not think this type of program prevents crime, but only serves to disperse it

Read the Agenda here.


Committee of Council

February 28, 9:30 a.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall

Issues in Brief

  • Procurement requests for:
    • Noise Walls on Williams Parkway between North Park and McLaughlin (page 14)
    • Humberwest Parkway widening between Williams Parkway and Exchange Drive (page 23)
    • Castlemore Road widening between Goreway Drive and McVean Drive (page 28)
  • New Peel Affordable Transit Program (ATP) (page 38)
    • Will subsidize Brampton Transit monthly passes for seniors and adults by 50%
    • Peel would pay 50%, user would pay 50%, no revenue loss for Brampton Transit
    • Adults would pay $62 under this program, seniors would pay $26
    • Determined by low-income-measure whether one would qualify for the ATP program
  • Rejection of further dramatic senior discounts for transit (page 46)
    • During the 2018 budget process, Councilor Dhillon (9/10) requested that Brampton Transit further reduce senior fares
    • Brampton Transit notes that Brampton has the lowest single-trip senior fares, plus cheapest senior pass options in the GTHA
    • Further reduction would lead to $500-600k loss in operations revenue
    • Staff recommending the affordable transit option be used instead
  • 2017 Citizen Awards (page 82)
    • Ceremony happens May 23 at Rose Theatre
    • 1 emergency services award, 39 sport individuals, 12 sport teams, 4 inspirational, 10 arts individuals/groups, 26 long service volunteers, 1 volunteer of the year
  • Funding recommendations for 2018 Community Grants (page 90)
    • 34 grants awarded, totaling $850,000
    • 61 applications received
    • 3 new festivals, 8 established festivals, 9 sport events, 12 arts projects, 2 recreation projects were approved
    • Neighbourhood stream is available all year round

Read the Agenda here.


Brampton School Traffic Safety Council

March 1, 9:30 a.m.
Council Committee Room, City Hall

Issues in Brief

  • Presentation on the School Travel Planning program, an initiative to encourage more schoolchildren to walk or bike to school (page 15)
  • Note from Public Works that they will be installing “No Stopping, 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday” sign on the west side of Calderstone Drive, next to Calderstone Middle School (page 31)

Read the Agenda here.


Sports Hall of Fame Committee

March 1, 7:00 p.m.
Council Committee Room, City Hall

Issues in Brief

  • Communication Plan regarding the 2018 ceremony, which will take place on May 15 at the Rose Theatre. Keynote will be Damon Allen, former CFL quarterback. Awards will be going to:
    • Harnak Singh Rai (Builder – Powerlifting)
    • Rosemary Miller (Builder – Tennis and 55+ Sports)
    • Michael Weaver (Athlete – Hockey)
    • Richard Source (Athlete – Boxing)

Read the Agenda here.

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