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.

Committee of Adjustment

April 17, 9:00 a.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall

Issues in Brief

  • PMD Investments at 50-80 Rivermont Road wants to split the lot in half, so that one half may be developed into a gas station/car wash in the future
  • DDL Property Holdings wants to put a motor sales establishment at 75 Stafford Drive, which isn’t permitted under the zoning
  • Developer who owns 0 Auction Lane wants to change zoning permissions to permit a 6 storey motel (max storeys is 3), a 4 storey parking garage (again, height limit is 3 storeys), no setback at all from a proposed hydro transformer or the garbage storage (minimum setback is 6 meters), permit only 415 parking spaces (zoning would require 631)
  • Holland Christian Homes at 7900 McLaughlin wants to permit 280 nursing beds on site whereas zoning only permits 120 beds

Read the Agenda here.

Accessibility Advisory Committee

April 17, 6:30 p.m.
Boardroom WT-2A, West Tower

Issues in Brief

  • Accessible Transportation Update (page 12)
    • New eligibility, application, and website came into place last year
    • Before 2017, only physical barriers were eligible for Peel accessible transit
    • Now, cognitive, sensory, mental barriers are eligible
    • 96 per cent of applicants are eligible
    • Those who are ineligible rarely dispute the decision
    • 88 per cent of those who use the service are satisfied or very satisfied
  • Ride Sharing and Accessibility (page 24)
    • Decision on ride-sharing (Uber, Lyft, etc) to be made at the end of 2018
    • Vehicles aren’t accessible, however drivers are required to transport service animals
    • Apps tend to allow voiceover, wireless braille capacity, vibrating/visible alerts, messaging for those who are deaf
  • Brampton 2040 Vision update for advisory committees (page 31)
    • Final vision lands on May 7
    • Will have Jane’s Walk and Open House

Read the Agenda here.

Brampton Heritage Board

April 17, 7:00 p.m.
Council Committee Room, 4th Floor, City Hall

Heritage Impact Assessment – 11651 Bramalea Road

  • Report on page 47
  • Site is east of Bramalea, north of Countryside
  • Known on heritage register as the Archdekin House
  • Bramalea Christian Fellowship Church owns the property
  • Church plans to build a 6 storey apartment and townhouses as part of an affordable housing development on site, would relocate the building on site
  • HIA notes the site meets all three criteria for being properly designated under the Heritage Act
  • The site’s previous owner was a Archdekin, part of one of Brampton’s founding families, and the house had been in the family since 1877

Recommendation Report

1257 Martin’s Boulevard

  • Report on page 128
  • Site is within Churchville area
  • The existing buildings are allowed to be demolished and a new one storey house be allowed to be built with some conditions attached
    • Two maple trees in front must be preserved
    • Some architectural details with the windows
    • The driveway cannot be wider than 6.1 metres
    • A new maple tree has to be planted where indicated by staff

Issues in Brief

  • Presentation on the Riverwalk Project (page 14)
  • Brampton 40 Vision update for advisory committees (page 34)
    • Final vision lands on May 7
    • Will have Jane’s Walk and Open House

Read the Agenda here.


April 18, 9:30 a.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall

Issues in Brief

  • Emergency Preparedness Week – May 5-12 – Announcement
  • Presentation on Smart Cities Challenge (not uploaded)
  • Presentation on Electric Bus Trial (not uploaded)

Read the Agenda here.

Cycling Advisory Committee

April 19, 7:00 p.m.
Boardroom WT-2A, West Tower

Issues in Brief

  • Brampton 40 Vision update for advisory committees (page 13)
    • Final vision lands on May 7
    • Will have Jane’s Walk and Open House
  • Presentation on 6th Annual Bike to Work Day (page 22)
    • May 28, 6:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    • City staff bike from 5 locations to Downtown Brampton
      • Williams Parkway Operations Yard
      • Sandalwood Transit Yard
      • Clark Transit Yard
      • Flower City Community Campus
      • Provincial Court House
    • Breakfast provided by the Downtown Brampton BIA
  • Presentation by Kevin Montgomery on potential locations of cycle traffic counters (page 31)

Read the Agenda here.