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Brampton residents invited to have their say on milestone City projects


​BRAMPTON, ON (July 7, 2020) – The City of Brampton is growing and residents play a role in determining what the city could look like in years to come. In July, residents have the opportunity to provide their feedback on five new and exciting projects.

All current engagement opportunities are listed at www.brampton.ca/engage.

Light Rail Transit Extension
Until July 31, residents are encouraged to visit a virtual open house and provide their feedback on the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Extension. Extending the planned Hurontario LRT on Main Street, from the Brampton Gateway Terminal at Steeles Avenue to the Brampton GO Station, is a key transit priority and city-building project for the City. A preferred route will be recommended based on a number of criteria associated with the natural, social, economic and cultural environment as well as transportation factors.

Williams Parkway Review
The City is building streets to meet the needs of its residents. A survey on the Williams Parkway Review is available online until August 1. Residents can comment on what is most important to them: a wider pedestrian path, safer bike path, dedicated transit lane or more road space for cars.

Vodden Street East/West Cycling Corridor
Outlined as a key priority in the Brampton 2040 Vision, the City is building a continuous and connected east-west cycling corridor with separated bike lanes. This cycling corridor will provide cyclists with a more comfortable and safe cycling option and provide access to existing north-south trails. Residents can learn more and share feedback on approximately 7 kilometres of cycling facilities along Vodden Street, Howden Boulevard and Hanover Road. The survey will remain open until July 31.

Third Transit Facility
Brampton Transit is one of Canada’s fastest growing transit networks. In order to keep up with the rapid growth in demand, the City is planning a third transit maintenance and operations facility. A virtual open house is available online until July 15 for the public to learn more about the project and provide feedback.

Tourism Strategy
Residents, visitors and stakeholders are invited to have their say on the City’s first ever Tourism Strategy. The Strategy will address Brampton’s short and long-term tourism growth, focusing on economic recovery and hyperlocal/local initiatives aligning with the City’s Economic Recovery Strategy. The Tourism Strategy will identify opportunities to increase domestic tourism. Engagement opportunities include a resident survey open until July 20, resident interviews and a virtual public consultation on Tuesday, July 14 at 7 pm.

Quotes
“Residents are at the heart of everything we do, and their feedback is essential to us continuing to build a Green, Healthy and Safe and Mosaic City. I encourage all Bramptonians to participate in these public engagement opportunities, and learn more about the City’s many ongoing transformative projects.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“The health and wellbeing of our community remains of utmost importance to the City of Brampton, and we continue to find new ways to serve our residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Community input is essential to the work we do, and these virtual open houses and surveys will allow engagement from the comfort of residents’ homes.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton

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MEDIA CONTACT
Megan Ball
Media Coordinator, City of Brampton
905.874.2143 | megan.ball@brampton.ca