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Residents invited to attend City’s Riverwalk Area Urban Design Master Plan Public Information Session


BRAMPTON, ON (September 25, 2020) – The City of Brampton invites residents to participate in its first Riverwalk Area Urban Design Master Plan Public Information Session on Thursday, October 1 from 6:30 to 8 pm. Residents will have the opportunity to learn more about the project from staff and the consulting team and provide feedback.

The session will take place online, with a link to join going live on the day of the meeting at www.brampton.ca/riverwalk   

About Riverwalk and the Riverwalk Area Urban Design Master Plan
Downtown Brampton lies within the Etobicoke Creek floodplain. Provincial policies around hazard management have so far restricted the type and amount of development that can occur there today. Riverwalk is a two-part solution to removing flood risks and creating a new, open urban space helping revitalize Brampton’s downtown – making it healthier and more sustainable and resilient.
 
The Riverwalk envisions a remade Etobicoke Creek through the area, surrounded by public spaces and parks connected by the Etobicoke Creek valley corridor and a trail system. It is expected to unlock 3.6 million square feet of residential, commercial and retail space in the downtown, creating more than 23,000 jobs and a $1.4 billion impact on the GDP.

The Riverwalk Area Urban Design Master Plan is an open space master plan that will develop concepts for the treatment of the flood infrastructure, the open space system along the valley, integration of active transportation network, environment and economic sustainability, public health issues and programming, and implementation of the overall vision for Riverwalk.

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“Riverwalk is a transformational project for Brampton that that will help us unlock the potential of our downtown and continue to develop a sustainable, Green City. I encourage residents to attend the online Public Information Session to learn more about the Riverwalk project and the Riverwalk Area Urban Design Master Plan, and have your say on this exciting initiative.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“The Riverwalk project is important for all Bramptonians, as it will play a key role in ensuring downtown Brampton is sustainable, healthy and resilient, and enjoyable for all who live, work and visit in the area. I encourage residents to take part in the Riverwalk Area Urban Design Master Plan Public Information Session, learn more and provide their feedback.”
- Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Public Works and Engineering, City of Brampton

“The Riverwalk project will do many things for Brampton, including mitigate flood risk, generate development and create jobs, and improve public space downtown for all to enjoy. The Riverwalk Urban Design Master Plan Public Information Session will provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about this transformational project, and shape what the Urban Design Master Plan for the area will look like.”
- Pat Fortini, Regional Councillor, Wards 7 & 8; Vice Chair, Public Works and Engineering, City of Brampton

“Community engagement is essential to the work that we do, and during the COVID-19 pandemic staff remain committed to seeking input from our residents in a way that promotes their health and wellbeing. The Riverwalk Area Urban Design Master Plan Public Information Session will provide a safe opportunity for residents to learn more about the Riverwalk project and the Riverwalk Area Urban Design Master Plan, and have their say.”
- 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