Housing

Toronto Gore Density Policy Review

The Toronto Gore Estate area is located east of Goreway Drive, north of Castlemore Road, west of The Gore Road and south of Countryside Drive (click here).

The Estate housing of this community represents an example of a historical development pattern, which offers a rural lifestyle within an urban setting. With the focus of development in Brampton changing to higher density forms of housing to support future growth and economic development, it is an appropriate time to review the remaining undeveloped areas of the Toronto Gore Estate area.

The purpose of the Toronto Gore Density Policy Review is to assess the Toronto Gore community in two distinct geographic areas as follows:

1. Established Toronto Gore Estate Residential Community

  • To identify character defining elements of Toronto Gore
  • Policy options to protect this character

2. Undeveloped Lands in the Southeastern Quadrant of Toronto Gore

  • To examine the potential for urban densities on full municipal services
  • Consider transportation, infrastructure and parkland needs
  • Recommend a strategy and policy framework to be added to Brampton’s Official Plan and consider developing a Secondary Plan for The Toronto Gore (Area 26), if warranted.
    

Status Report

A Status Report was forwarded to Planning & Development Committee on January 28, 2019 and to Council on February 6, 2019.  This Report requested that staff undertake public consultation to present the preliminary findings and options of the Toronto Gore Density Policy Review.

Open House

The City held an informal Open House on March 20, 2019 at Professor’s Lake Recreation Centre to introduce the study, discuss findings from the background research and analysis and receive feedback from residents.
  • To view the display boards at the open house, click here.
  • To view the questionnaire provided at the open house, click here.

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Housing Policy Review

Brampton’s population continues to grow. Future residents need places to live and existing residents should have different housing choices at different stages of their lives. It is important to provide different forms of housing (detached homes, townhouses, apartments, affordable housing) and different costs and tenure (rental versus ownership) to meet everyone’s needs.

This review will examine the City’s current policy framework around affordable housing, including rental housing, energy efficient housing, development of affordable housing targets and tools, and incentives for promoting affordable housing. The review will also address age-friendly communities and accessibility policies through the review of provincial, regional and local planning policies.

This review will evaluate the housing policy framework to ensure that Brampton’s policies support a full spectrum of housing options, including special needs housing. The policy review will result in recommendations for amending the City’s Official Plan, in accordance with the City’s Strategic Plan, the 2014 Provincial Policy Statement and the Provincial Growth Plan.

The review will also examine the Province’s Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy and the Region of Peel’s 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan to address conformity

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Complete, Sustainable Communities Review

The principle of sustainable development is the foundation of the Official Plan as it guides Brampton’s growth. Sustainable development promotes a planning approach that aims to balance the social and economic needs of the community with environmental and cultural conservation. Complete communities meet people’s daily needs throughout their lifetime, with convenient access to jobs, services, community infrastructure, transportation options, housing types, and vibrant public spaces and streets.

Various chapters of the Official Plan address sustainability, including the protection of natural heritage areas and features, affordable housing and community infrastructure. This review focuses on achieving a higher degree of sustainability through the municipal planning process for existing and new development and establishing a strong policy framework which supports the vision for healthy, complete and sustainable communities.

The objective of this review is to establish a strong policy framework to support:

  • City of Brampton’s Sustainable Community Development Guidelines (SCDGs) and Environmental Master Plan, Brampton Grow Green
  • processes and policies that support sustainable development standards
  • walkability and cyclability as elements of complete communities
  • better integration between land use and transportation to develop healthy, complete and sustainable communities
  • the connection between health and the natural and built environments
  • corresponding policy objectives/targets around public health
  • elements known to be associated with healthy, complete and sustainable  communities: appropriate density and built form, proximity to services, open space and transit, land use mix,  street connectivity, road network and sidewalk characteristics, parking,  aesthetics, human scale, and energy and water conservation

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