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Brampton creating more sustainable neighbourhoods


BRAMPTON, ON (February 17, 2021) – Today, Brampton City Council approved the Bramalea Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP) for the K, E and F sections of Bramalea.

Bramalea SNAP recommends a series of actions for the K, E and F sections that aim to create a connected system of Eco Spaces and green infrastructure, a safe and active transportation network, a healthy local food system with community and private gardens, home and building efficiency, greening initiatives for commercial and institutional properties, and community resilience.

SNAPs advance the City’s Community Energy and Emissions Reduction Plan (CEERP). The CEERP creates a roadmap that will improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create economic advantage, ensure energy security, and increase Brampton’s resilience to climate change.

The full Action Plan report is available here.

Background
The Sustainable Neighbourhood Action is an innovative, collaborative model for sustainable urban renewal and climate action that focuses on the neighbourhood scale. Guided by a customized Action Plan for the selected neighbourhood, the program aligns municipal sustainability priorities with community needs, identifies integrated retrofit solutions, and fosters partnerships between public agencies, community organizations, businesses, and residents. As a result, SNAPs help deliver program efficiencies, empower residents, and showcase innovation.

Initially developed by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), there are over a dozen SNAPs across Ontario, with three now located in Brampton - Bramalea SNAP, County Court SNAP and Fletchers Creek SNAP.

Links
• Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plans (SNAPs)
• Bramalea SNAP
• County Court SNAP
• Fletcher’s Creek SNAP
• Community Energy and Emissions Reduction Plan (CEERP)

Quotes

“Brampton is a Green City, creating more sustainable neighbourhoods to make a real impact on climate change, and encourage a greener lifestyle for its residents. We are working with our partners at the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Region of Peel and the Healthy Communities Initiative to create sustainable change in the K, E and F sections of Bramalea through the Bramalea SNAP.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“The Bramalea SNAP advances our Community Energy and Emissions Reduction Plan to reduce our contributions to global climate change and build a better future. We are on a journey to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated in Brampton by 80 per cent by 2050.”
- Paul Vicente, Chair, Public Works and Engineering; Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5, City of Brampton
“Bramalea has a unique history and identity in Brampton, as Canada’s first planned satellite city in the 1960s. These improvements are designed to serve Bramalea residents, and make the K, E and F sections healthier and more sustainable for all.”
- Pat Fortini, Vice-Chair, Public Works and Engineering; Regional Councillor, Wards 7 & 8, City of Brampton

“The Bramalea SNAP is a milestone in sustainability for Wards 7 and 8. The action plan was co-designed with our community and stakeholders to reflect community needs. Community engagement is a priority for this plan every step of the way.”  
- Charmaine Williams, City Councillor Wards 7 & 8, City of Brampton

“City staff are dedicated to creating sustainable change through the Bramalea SNAP. Thank you to our partners, community members and stakeholders for their part in creating Brampton’s third SNAP. We look forward to its implementation.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton
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Christine Sharma
Media Relations, City of Brampton
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