- What is the Brampton 2040 Vision?
Brampton 2040 Vision is an aspirational document to guide what Brampton will become over the next quarter century. It was developed following months of intensive community engagement.
Central to the Vision are seven ambitious vision statements dealing with environment, transportation, jobs, recreation, health, social issues, and arts and culture. It also includes 28 specific actions to help make each vision statement a reality.
- Why was it created?
The Vision initiative began in mid-2017, following Council direction to develop a comprehensive document guiding Brampton’s future as a connected, inclusive and innovative city.
- When was it approved?
Brampton 2040 Vision was unanimously endorsed by City Council on Monday, May 7, 2018. The meeting minutes and agenda can be found here.
- Is this different from the ‘Planning Vision’ I heard about in 2017?
Brampton 2040 Vision started out as the Planning Vision, one of the City’s six “game changer” initiatives, but it has become so much more. It’s not just about planning anymore – it’s about the environment, transportation, jobs, recreation, health, social issues, and arts and culture. Most importantly, it’s about people.
- How was this Vision developed?
To develop this Vision, the City partnered with internationally acclaimed urban planner Larry Beasley, who has built visionary city models around the world.
What followed was an intensive community-wide conversation. With an innovative online engagement platform and a dedicated street team that travelled across the city to speak with people all ages, backgrounds and experiences, it was the most robust public engagement the City has ever undertaken.
- When will all of this happen?
This Vision looks at Brampton to 2040, but that doesn’t mean all the actions will take that long. Some things are already in the works (e.g. Downtown Reimagined, the new Ryerson University campus, neighbourhood audits).
- How much will all this change cost me as a taxpayer?
We are currently working on the Implementation Strategy, which will also consider financial implications. This involves two components:
- Costing the initiatives noted in the Vision
- Investigating funding sources, including both traditional sources and sources we need to start leveraging more, like innovative new partnerships and increased private sector involvement
The Vision takes into account a lot of major initiatives that are underway and have already been incorporated into our current financial planning.
- Will there be opportunities for residents to get involved?
Yes! The Vision has been endorsed, but our community’s involvement of is just beginning. Every action stemming from the Vision will involve continued conversations with our community. There will be lots of ways for you to get involved over the coming weeks and months.
- The renderings from the Vision show a lot of high-rise towers. What will happen to my quiet neighbourhood and the green space I love?
While the Vision talks about revitalizing existing neighbourhoods, it also works to preserve the suburban fabric – and the amazing green space – that attracted people to Brampton in the first place. We will be looking at more intensive development in the urban centres (e.g. Bramalea, Downtown and the proposed Uptown), with much more modest development within neighbourhoods.
- How can I get involved?
There will be lots of ways for you to get involved over the coming weeks and months. Keep an eye on this page for updates.
If you have questions, ideas or comments, or you want to be added to our mailing list, we’d love to hear from you. Email us at email@example.com.