Council Showdown: May 16 – 20, 2016

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Every week, Bramptonist will be rounding up the interesting items on upcoming city council and committee meetings, so you don’t have to bore yourselves with tedious PDFs.

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


Planning and Infrastructure Services Committee

May 16, 7:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall

36-40 Main Street North Facade Application

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  • The former International Furs location is undergoing a complete renovation into a two storey restaurant
  • Applicant estimates roughly $300,000 in interior and exterior renovations
  • The applicant needs to fulfill all conditions by August 1, 2016, in order to gain funding
  • The applicant is eligible for $60,000 in funding
  • This is on page 24

Issues in Brief

  • Application to build truck sales shop and repair facility on the SW corner of Steeles and Tomken. Access would be off Steelwell Road (page 6)
  • A zoning bylaw amendment to extend the parking exemption on commercial property in Wards 1 & 3, which is Downtown Brampton (page 19)
  • 70 single detached dwellings are proposed in the lot north of Roberta Bondar P.S., southwest of Steeles and Clementine. The developer may contribute to the renovation of Lougheed Park (page 29)

Agenda with reports here.


 Accessibility Advisory Committee

May 17, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Boardroom WT-2A, West Tower

Issues in Brief

  • Discussion on a public awareness campaign on how to properly use accessible spaces
  • Discussion on new Parks and Recreation Master Plan

Agenda with reports here.


Brampton Heritage Board

May 17, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Committee Room, City Hall

Heritage Theatre Heritage Designation

  • Presentation on page 14
  • Report on page 207

Heritage Impact Assessment – 10254 Hurontario Street

  • Learmont/C. Armstrong Farmhouse
  • Site currently owned by developer that wants to build a massive warehouse
  • The farmhouse may be relocated from the south end to the north end of the site
  • Farmhouse will also be restored
  • Report on page 33

Canada 150 in Brampton

  • Canada turns 150 in 2017
  • Grace United Church, Alderlea, and the Peel County Courthouse (now PAMA) also turn 150 in 2017
  • Three community concerts at Grace United Churchin 2017
    • Spring: Brampton Rose Orchestra
    • Early Fall: Brampton Concert Band
    • November: Lorne Scots
  • Gala on May 13, 2017 at Alderlea, with historical fancy dress
  • Report on page 103

Heritage Permit Applications

  • 250 Main North wants new contemporary stucco cladding; staff recommends (page 107)
  • Peel County Courthouse is going to waterproof the foundations and restore damaged masonry, repair window sills and sashes; staff recommends (PAMA) (page 118)

Municipal Register of Cultural Heritage Resources

  • 8940 Creditview Road (page 195)

Agenda with reports here.


Community and Public Services Committee

May 18, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall

City’s Energy Management

  • Presentation on page 5
  • Energy use increased by 1 per cent between 2014 and 2015, but building space had increased by 7 per cent (West Tower, Williams Parkway work yard)
  • 2016’s energy cost is expected to cost $22 million, plus estimated $380k in carbon taxes
  • All city arenas will be retrofitted with LEDs by the end of the year ($1 million savings)
  • Four “level 2” electric charging stations will be built at Brampton Soccer Centre ($90k, paid by the province)
  • Sheridan College District Energy Plan will connect South Fletcher’s to college’s heating system, anticipated capital plan in 2017

Issues in Brief

  • Brampton Arts Council transition continues to take place (page 23)
  • Joint review of Brampton 311 (page 29)
  • Downtown Brampton Storage Facility proposed for unused lot on 80 Railroad Street; items are currently stored at 9 sites (page 61)

Agenda with reports here.


Corporate Services Committee

May 18, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall

Issues in Brief

  • New bylaw on the storage of garbage/recycling carts, especially for homes where they can’t be stored out of view from the street (page 5)
  • City will remove fees to gain access to digital spatial data, which will help with Open Data Initiatives (page 11)
  • The city is paying back $212,915 to the developer who built a new park in Ward 6’s Mount Pleasant area (page 15)
  • City staff are recommending the continuation of the city’s reduced ethnic media program (page 20)

Agenda with reports here.


 Economic Development Committee

May 18, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
**Council Chambers at City Hall, then Downtown Brampton tour

Downtown Tour

  • A visit through Downtown Brampton, meeting owners of city businesses that received funds through the facade program or may receive funds
    • 6 George Street – Frusion
    • 47 Queen West – Joey’s Deli
    • 15 Main North – Carve Social House
    • 23-27 Queen East – NEW Nom Nom’s Frozen Yogurt Bar Cafe
    • 36-40 Main North – NEW TBA restaurant
    • 60 Main North – CyclePath

Agenda with reports here.


Cycling Advisory Committee

May 19, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall

Issues in Brief

  • CAC members went to Ontario Bike Summit (page 11)

Agenda with reports here.

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