This week is busy for council with seven council and committee meetings!

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.

Member Services Committee

September 12, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Council Committee Room, City Hall

Issues in Brief

  • New proposal for annual council calendar card sent out at Christmas. Councilors encouraged to only send out Christmas cards if “they are expensed directly from individual Member business expense accounts, including all printing and postage expenses”

Agendas and reports available here.

Planning and Infrastructure Services Committee

September 12, 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall

Employment Conversion

  • Six site developers have applied for employment land conversions
    • 10534 Hurontario Street
      • Proposed retail/warehous mix
    • Alpa Stone
      • NE of Queen/Humberwest Parkway
      • New residential development as part of existing adult residential to the north
    • Castlemore Country Properties
      • NE of Castlemore/Clarkway
      • Residential subdivision
    • Ouray Developments
      • NE of Fogal/Nexus
      • Medium density reisdential of townhouses and live/work
    • Royal Pine
      • NW and NE of Queen/Palleschi Drive
      • Mixed use high density residential with ground floor retail and lower floor office uses
    • TACC Holborn
      • SE of Fogal/The Gore
      • 14 of 17 ha would be redesignated residential
      • The remainder would be converted to office
  • Report on page 7

New Development Applications

  • 33 single detached units proposed near 1951 Queen Street West, southeast of Queen/Mississauga (page 40)
  • 16 semi-detached and 52 townhouses proposed near 1817/1831 Queen Street West, southeast of Queen/Mississauga (page 56)
  • 17 townhouses proposed at 10764 Bramalea Road, south of Louise Arbour Secondary School (page 74)
  • Rezoning agriculture to residential zoning SE of the intersection of Dixie and Mayfield (page 87)
  • 3 residential condos with a total of 330 units proposed at 45/55/65 Yorkland Boulevard (page 100)

Staff Recommendation

  • Supports 1061/1071 Queen Street West application to build a small place of worship (page 115)
    • Residents are in support
  • Supports 9658 Goreway Drive application to convert a house to a place of worship (page 172)
    • Residents are not in support

Other Issues in Brief

  • Margaret Knowles, Senior VP at Morguard (Bramalea City Centre owner), will be making a deputation arguing against the special OP amendment for the Osmington Mall (page 112)

Agendas and reports available here.

 Committee of Adjustment

September 13, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall

Issues In Brief

  • 134 Kennedy Road South wants to split the lot to enable the south lot to have a rail connection
  • 8003 Airport Road wants to develop a car wash and car repair shop (old gas station lot)
  • 24 Morris Court wants to build a 11.52m house
  • 15 Bowman Avenue wants to build a greenhouse, two sheds, a play area, and a pizza oven, as well as allow 4 business vehicles to park on the lot
  • 18 Corporation Drive wants to allow an animal kennel on site

Agendas and reports available here.

Audit Committee

September 13, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Council Committee Room, City Hall

Corporate Fraud Prevention Hotline

  • Hotline for city employees launched on July 4
  • Public may report starting in 2017
  • 3 reports of fraud so far; two are being investigated while third is lacking evidence
  • Report on page 8

Issues in Brief

  • PRESTO audit and issues (page 12)
  • City liquor audit (page 23)

Agendas and reports available here.

Accessibility Advisory Committee

September 13, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Boardroom 2A-Training Room, West Tower


  • Bylaw changes for Handicapped Persons (page 10)
  • Accessible Transportation Masterplan Update (page 15)
    • New Home to Hub Project
    • Vehicles take people from home to transit hub to take conventional transit, and vice-versa
  • Fitness Trail at Heart Lake Conservation Area (page 26)
    • New accessible fitness equipment to be installed around park by Spring 2017

Agendas and reports available here.


September 14, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall


  • Peel Association for Handicapped Adults 11th Annual Bowl-a-Thon on September 24, 2016
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Peel will be giving trophies to Councilor Fortini (7/8) and the city of Brampton
  • Government Finance Officers Association will be presenting a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Issues in Brief

  • New Fireworks Bylaw (will be distributed at meeting)
  • 2017-2019 Budget Deliberations schedule (page 53)

Agendas and reports available here.

Cycling Advisory Committee

September 15, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Council Committee Room, City Hall

Issues in Brief

  • Implementation of Urban shoulders on Balmoral Drive between Dixie and Avondale (which by all definitions are not bicycle lanes as the city calls them) (page 11)

Agendas and reports available here.