Brampton Transit is one of the fastest growing transit systems in Ontario, with 18 per cent growth in ridership year-over-year. Meeting the growing demand of this essential service combined with an inter-regional transportation network is critical. Strengthening Regional Connections is a key priority, including several key projects identified along Canada’s Innovation Super Corridor to make it easier and more effective to move people and goods across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
The City also has a strong mandate for environmental sustainability. Through its comprehensive “Grow Green” environmental masterplan, Brampton is advancing more than 175 sustainability initiatives. No other project demonstrates the City’s sustainability efforts like the Riverwalk, which will create a vibrant and resilient downtown by addressing climate change challenges and eliminate the flood risk in Brampton’s historic downtown community.
The City’s rapid population growth translates into ever-increasing pressures on our health care service. The existing health care facilities in Brampton face significant pressures, with long wait times and bed shortage.
Through the Health Partnership focus, the City is planning for a preventive care health cluster around the Peel Memorial Centre (PMC). In order to move towards this goal, the City is building and strengthening partnerships with healthcare providers, businesses, NGOs and government ministries to drive innovation, growth, jobs and investment.
A new Ryerson University campus, with Sheridan College as an academic partner, is set to open for classes in downtown Brampton in 2022. Ryerson is planning for enrolment of 2,000 students, who will participate in data-driven science and business programming paired with experiential learning. Plans include the new campus and a centre for innovation – a joint-use facility which will include public and academic libraries and an innovation zone. The partners are also developing proposals for a National Centre for Cybersecurity where learning, research, public safety and business come together to operate a centre of excellence and innovation in cybersecurity.
Together, these projects will support experiential learning, developing the skilled workforce of tomorrow, business innovation and economic growth.
Strategic Plan Focus
The City of Brampton strives to be future ready and think bigger about opportunities that fuel its vibrancy. There are six key areas of focus in the Strategic Plan. Read more here.