BRAMPTON, ON – The City of Brampton is calling upon the city’s provincial election candidates to help advance the city’s key growth priorities: infrastructure, education and innovation, health care and regional governance.
As part of its advocacy strategy, the City shared details of key priorities that are key to easing current pressures and meeting future demand.
• To meet unprecedented growth in transit, ongoing capital is required especially for additional buses, new technology to ensure continued safety and efficiency, and a new storage facility to maintain a growing fleet
• Towards greener and more sustainable urban development, provincial investment is required for the Riverwalk project, for an innovative flood protection scheme around the Etobicoke Creek in downtown Brampton
2. Education, Excellence & Innovation
Continued support for the downtown Brampton university campus, including growing student enrolment.
3. Health Partnerships
Immediate investment to address current patient volumes at Brampton Civic Hospital, expedite plans for additional phases at the existing Peel Memorial Centre, and a third hospital in Brampton.
4. Regional Governance
To ensure that Brampton’s population is fairly and adequately represented, the City requires all 10 Brampton Councillors to be on the Region of Peel Council in addition to the Mayor.
Brampton residents are encouraged to consider their community and help advocate for the issues that affect the city. When posting on social media about these priorities, residents are requested to use #timeforbrampton.
“While there are many exciting things happening in Brampton, like a new university and redevelopment of our downtown, I have significant concerns over healthcare funding for our city. We are a rapidly growing city and unfortunately this rapid population growth is a contributing factor in healthcare service shortages. We need the Ontario Government to expedite the funding to maintain and operate Brampton’s current healthcare system.”
- Mayor Linda Jeffrey
“As one of the youngest and fastest-growing cities, balancing Brampton’s growth with public expectations remains a key focus area for the City. We will continue to work with all levels of government in advocating for key initiatives that will have a long-lasting economic impact, create jobs, and enhance community pride and quality of life for our residents.”
- Harry Schlange, Chief Administrative Officer
Brampton is thinking bigger.
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