Brampton’s premier investment opportunity featured in regional Amazon bid

The City of Brampton’s premier investment opportunity, the CAA Lands, offers 112-acres of City-owned, fully-serviced, shovel-ready land strategically located at the junction of Highways 410 and 407, and only four miles from Canada’s largest international airport. 

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The potential for access ramps to Highway 410 & 407 will reduce the already short travel times to the airport and improve connections within the region. Within a three-mile radius of the site there are more than 200 restaurants, 25 supermarkets and grocery stores, eight recreation centres, two libraries, and more than 3,000 businesses to support the future workforce. The Etobicoke Creek – a beautiful natural environment feature – runs through the site and has a multi-use pathway for biking and walking that stretches to Lake Ontario and the Waterfront Trail. This pathway is part of a 167-mile trail network across Brampton. The north side of the site is next to the 18-hole Brampton Golf Club, providing the potential for additional expansion. The City’s ownership of the property, our willingness to expedite development, and the cost-effectiveness of greenfield development make the site an attractive location that meets the needs of many international companies.

Why Brampton

Brampton provides an unparalleled pipeline to talent. Brampton is Canada’s second fastest growing city with approximately 14,000 new residents per year. It is the youngest municipality in Canada with an average age of 36.5 years, and is tremendously diverse – home to people from 209 different cultures. Brampton has the fastest growing transit system in Canada. The site is served by Brampton’s Züm Bus Rapid Transit system providing direct access to GO Transit rail and other major transit systems in the region. As well, upcoming GO Transit and Light Rail Transit expansions will directly benefit the site and enhance connections to the Innovation Corridor connecting to talent from Waterloo to Toronto. Brampton offers an urban setting surrounded by natural environments, making it attractive to young professionals and families. Brampton’s housing is competitively priced with many amenities such as green space, cultural institutions and events, rapid transit, recreation centres, and sport facilities. A future university, and a new pilot incubator will enhance entrepreneurship and attract new investment, while sparking innovation and creating new quality, knowledge based jobs in our community.

Brampton FAQ

Who owns the CAA land? Will the City have to purchase it? 
The City owns the site. 

What about the Brampton Beast? Is the City going to build a new facility for them? 
Brampton is proud to be the home of the Brampton Beast, and values its partnership and contributions to our community. If the CAA Centre were to become unavailable for their use, staff would, at Council’s direction, work with the club to determine what next steps would be of greatest value to the City and for the Beast. 

What about community use of the rinks at the CAA Centre? Will that be replaced? 
Brampton currently owns 19 hockey rinks that are available for community use, including those at the CAA Centre. If the CAA Centre rinks become unavailable for community use, staff will analyze use and needs for rink time and space in Brampton, and bring options for Council to consider. 

What about the outdoor fields? 
If the CAA Centre outdoor fields become unavailable for community use, staff will analyze use and needs for those sports and spaces in Brampton, and bring options for Council to consider. 

Are you going to tear down the CAA Centre? There are no plans to remove the CAA Centre. The City has engaged several consultants and is in the process of accepting development proposals. 

Isn’t development at the site at 7575 Kennedy road subject to height restrictions because of its proximity to the airport? 
The site is not within the Lester B Pearson International Airport Operating Area and as a result, is not subject to height or development restrictions. 

For further information, please contact Amanda Leard at 905.874.2654 or amanda.leard@brampton.ca​.