Between January 16 and January 23, Downtown Brampton is undergoing a transformation. Buildings owned by the City of Brampton at 21 Nelson Street will be demolished to make way for the construction of the future Centre for Innovation (CFI).
During this time, the following areas will be affected:
- Northbound curb lane and east sidewalk along George Street North starting at George Street parking lot
- South sidewalk along Nelson Street West
- The lane and sidewalk will remain closed until demolition is completed
The CFI will be a brand new iconic gateway building and play a key part in the city’s Innovation District which will include a new central library, downtown transit terminal and office space.
Other proposed ideas for the future of Downtown Brampton include:
- Riverwalk: A transformative project that will revitalize Brampton’s downtown through appropriate flood prevention measures and urban design landscape.
- Light Rail Transit and All-Day Two-Way Go: Extending the planned Hurontario LRT from the Gateway Terminal Station at Steeles Avenue to the Brampton GO Station, and a two-way all-day GO service, will support economic growth, job creation and development.
- Innovation District: Brampton’s very own robust innovation ecosystem which will include Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, Brampton Entrepreneur Centre (Ideation and Co-working space), Ryerson-Brampton Innovation Zone (Start-Up Incubator), and a scale-up incubator.
- Postsecondary education: Continued partnerships and investments in postsecondary education, research, innovation and commercialization activities will create and fill the jobs of tomorrow.
Feature Image – Herman Custodio