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.


Planning and Development Committee

April 9, 7:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall

Public Meeting Reports (any member of the public can speak to any of these items without registering as an official delegation, as long as you are present when council asks)

  • Tertiary Plans (page 7)
    • The city is considering another layer of planning to ensure that infill developments (new developments in established neighbours) are consistent with the surrounding areas
    • City was supposed to start having tertiary planning policies as early as the 2006 Official Plan
  • 9416 Highway 50 – developer proposal for a one storey commercial building and drive-through; the lands in the official plan are designated for residential uses (page 20)
  • Residential development in Huttonville – possibly one of the first subdivisions to be planned west of Mississauga Road in the Huttonville area, this proposal calls for 679 residential units in the form of a mid-rise apartment, townhouses, single-detached, and semi-detached housing, as well as a park, school and retail plaza; the area plans call for “executive” housing but the developer proposes to delete that (page 34)
  • More residential development in Huttonville – another developer wants to build 19 single-detached units south of Embleton Road (page 53)
  • 9159 Goreway Drive – developer wishes to build 100 stacked condo townhouse units on Goreway Drive north of Queen Street (page 69)
  • 506 and 510 Main Street North – developer wants to build a two storey commercial building north of Williams Parkway on Main Street; planners have some concerns about a low density proposal on a primary intensification corridor and planned rapid transit corridor (page 87)
  • Cedar City Greenvale – development proposal for on the southwest corner of Mayfield Road and Torbram for single detached and townhouse units, three park/ette blocks, and several local roads (page 101)
  • Rose Garden Residences – a planned triple tower development just east of Brampton GO, reaching 27 storeys on the tallest tower. A Bramptonist article with more details is here. (page 115)

Recommendation Reports

  • Northeast of Fogal Road and The Gore Road – Council had approved, in principle in June 2014, a proposed development consisting of retail buildings, some of which have already been built. The conditions include gaining access to Region of Peel service. They weren’t able to gain permission by November 2015 and got an extension. However, they have made progress and will be gaining access soon, allowing them to build the rest of the development (page 140)
Conceptual apartment block with conceptual office tower in distance
  • 8863 The Gore Road – final approval of a development in principle, as long as the associated case at the Ontario Municipal Board be dismissed. Development includes 113 single detached units, 161 townhouses, a medium/high density residential block, an employment/office building block, and associated infrastructure like open space, parks, and roads. Original proposal was all residential on employment lands, but has now been shifted to half residential (north side), half offices (south side fronting on Queen Street). It should be noted that the residential apartment/condo building and office developments haven’t actually been designed (page 157).

Information Report

  • 9149 Goreway Drive – a non-statutory public meeting report on a proposed 151 unit townhouse development on Goreway Drive (page 265)

Read the Agenda here.


Environmental Advisory Committee

April 10, 6:00 p.m.
Boardroom WT-2C, West Tower

Issues in Brief

  • Verbal update on the FutureReady Brampton 2040 concept
  • Verbal update on the city’s plan for the national “100 in 1 Day” urban interventions event
  • Verbal update on Earth Day eco-pledges around the city

Read the Agenda here.


Committee of Council

April 11, 9:30 a.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall

Presentations

  • A presentation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) on the work their church does in Brampton (page 7)
  • A presentation from the city’s Environmental Advisory Committee on the need to implement the Grow Green Environmental Master Plan (page 24)

Grow Green Environmental Master Plan

  • Presentation on page 36, report on page 49
  • Core components of the plan are people, air, water, land, energy, and waste
  • 30% of the master plans actions have been implemented; most progress made on energy, least progress made on waste
  • Staff recommends creating a Community Energy and Emissions Reductions Plan, in partnership with Sheridan College
  • Also recommended is for the city to join the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Partners for Climate Protection Plan

Climate Change Strategy

  • Report on page 59
  • In August 2017, the province released details of the $100 million Municipal GHG (Greenhouse Gases) Challenge Fund
  • Staff are preparing to submit Brampton’s application to the fund, related to the city fleet, facilities, environment, and transit

Issues in Brief

  • Main Street will be closed on Saturday mornings from June 16 to September 1 for the Farmer’s Market; after September 1, the market will be moved to Rosalea Park during water main and Downtown Reimagined construction (page 77)
  • The Sister City Protocol will be replaced by the Economic Development Global Partnership Program (page 80)
  • There will be diversity and inclusion training for this existing council on April 24 as a Council Workshop (aka the public may attend) and diversity training will be part of future council members training (page 96)
  • An update to the property tax rebate for low-income seniors and low-income people with disabilities, which hasn’t changed since 2010 (page 123)

Read the Agenda here.

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