Ontario Construction News staff writer
The City of Brampton council has endorsed its new Official Plan.
Since 2001, Brampton has grown at a rapid pace, four times faster than Canada and five times the rate of Ontario’s population growth and over the next three decades, rapid growth is expected to put the population over a million.
“As our city continues to undergo a remarkable transformation, our new official plan, the Brampton Plan, is a significant milestone for Brampton. With a visionary outlook and carefully designed plan to meet the evolving needs of our diverse and dynamic community, we remain committed to providing critical services, modern infrastructure, and an unparalleled quality of life for our residents now and for generations to come,” said Mayor Patrick Brown.”
“Brampton Plan” is the culmination of four years of background and technical studies along with extensive public consultations to help shape how Brampton will grow and develop to the year 2051.
The plan is centered on addressing six key themes:
• Nurturing strong and connecting communities
• Sustainability and climate change
• Housing and social matters
• Mobility and connectivity
• Health and wellness
• Jobs and living centres
The City of Brampton is the ninth largest city in the country and the fastest growing of Canada’s twenty-five largest cities.
“With the City of Brampton continuing to grow quickly, we adopted a new official plan to ensure residents have access to the services that meet their needs and the infrastructure that keeps them connected,” said Michael Palleschi, regional councillor. “Feedback from the residents was vital to the development of this plan, and we will continue to work with Bramptonians to ensure Brampton remains a prosperous community.”