Brampton advocates for key city building priorities in federal, provincial budget submissions

Ontario Construction News staff writer

The City of Brampton is advocating for increased federal and provincial funding to support key building priorities.

Officials submitted detailed pre-budget submissions to both upper levels of government, focusing on strategic funding to move key city building priorities forward.

brampton“We appreciate and rely on the support of our federal and provincial partners. Historically, Brampton has been chronically underfunded across many key areas,” said Mayor Patrick Brown. “We have strategies in place as we continue to advocate for our fair share and build on those relationships to create a community where everyone can thrive.

brampton“We know we cannot do that alone and value the vital contributions from other levels of government as we work to deliver better healthcare, more amenities, and enhanced infrastructure in our rapidly growing city.”

The federal government will present its budget in the House of Commons Mar. 28. In its submission, Brampton wants funding to:

  • create more attainable housing through the Housing Accelerator Fund and Housing Catalyst Capital Project
  • modernize transit by electrifying Brampton’s third transit facility, investing in LRT and BRT
  • support innovation by growing Brampton’s Innovation District
  • expand active transportation by increasing the Active Transportation Fund
  • partner on net-zero energy community centre retrofits and greening the fleet

bramptonThe provincial government will present a budget on Mar. 23, and Brampton’s requests include:

  • offer more housing choices by streamlining approvals, helping the City meet provincial housing targets
  • modernize transit by electrifying Brampton’s third transit facility, investing in LRT and BRT
  • bettering healthcare by advancing Phase II of Peel Memorial & Cancer Care Centre
  • support economic development by increasing funding to MEDJCT and the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre
  • strengthen municipal sustainability by adjusting Provincial Gas Tax and ‘heads and beds’ formula to inflation



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