Council Showdown: October 17 – 20, 2016

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It is a super busy standing committee week for Brampton city council.

As always, 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

October 17, 2016, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall

Downtown Queen Street Changes

  • Staff will be changing lane configurations on Queen Street and at the intersections with Elizabeth Street, George Street, Main Street, and Chapel Street/Theatre Lane
  • Increase in rear end collisions has prompted these changes
  • Queen Street East at Theatre Lane/Chapel Street
    • Dedicated eastbound left turn lane
    • Dedicated westbound left and right turn lanes
  • Queen Street at Main Street
    • Dedicated eastbound right turn lane
    • Dedicated westbound right turn lane
  • Queen Street West at George Street
    • Dedicated eastbound left and right turn lanes
    • Dedicated westbound left turn lane
  • Queen Street West at Elizabeth Street 
    • Dedicated eastbound right turn lane
  • Report on page 58

Demolition Requests

  • 8292 Creditview Road (page 36)
  • 209 Steeles Avenue West (page 45)

Issues in Brief

  • Review of the Second Unit policy after one year (page 6)
  • Fletcher’s Creek Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP) would like council’s endorsement to proceed (page 31)

Agenda and reports available here.


Environment Advisory Committee

October 18, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Boardroom WT-2C, West Tower

Issues in Brief

  • A presentation on Peel waste management (page 13)
  • A presentation on how Brampton rec centres are recycling and waste management (page 27)

Agenda and reports available here.


Brampton Heritage Board

October 18, 2016, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Council Committee Room, City Hall

Heritage Permit Applications

  • 7558 Creditview Road (page 14)
    • Repairs of wooden window parts
  • 11285 Creditview Road (page 27)
    • A two storey addition and detached parking garage are being allowed with strict conditions

Designation under Part IV, Section 29 of the Ontario Heritage Act

  • 23 Elliot Street (page 41)
    • Associated with the Bert Large family; Bert is considered one of the great lacrosse players of all time

Agenda and reports available here.


Community and Public Services Committee

October 19, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall

Issues in Brief

  • Downtown BIA requesting $40,000 in-kind donation to support that Christmas Market, mostly to cover the rental cost of Garden Square ($30,000) (page 9)
  • Staff recommendation,with support of local sports clubs, that empty space in South Fletcher’s Sportplex be re-used for sports grill purpose (page 18)

Agenda and reports available here.


Cycling Advisory Committee

October 20, 2016, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Council Committee Room, City Hall

Issues in Brief

  • A presentation of cycling infrastructure in the GTHA, including many places where there are curb cuts, which Brampton stubborn refuses to do, citing “liability” (page 8)
  • A discussion of the new Active Transportation Master Plan (see page 31 for cool map)

Agenda and reports available here.

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