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City of Brampton at AMO 2021 Virtual Conference: advocating for recovery, health, and future prosperity

​BRAMPTON, ON (August 16, 2021) – From August 16 to 18, a delegation from the City of Brampton will participate in the 2021 Association of Municipalities (AMO) Virtual Conference. Led by Mayor Patrick Brown, Members of Council and City officials will engage with government Ministers, officials and key stakeholders across the province on issues most important to Brampton.
As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, priorities will highlight recovery and the overall health and well-being of our community. This includes: 

  • Active Transportation – to expand and promote active transportation projects, including cycling infrastructure and funding
  • Climate Change & Public Health – partner with the Provincial government to make investments and policy changes to support a healthy environment, economy, and community
  • Second Units – address the lack of affordable housing options and advocate for Building Code reform
  • Economic Development and Recovery – to provide investment and support through the economic recovery, and to progress and promote Brampton’s Innovation District
  • Auto Insurance – advocate for the repair of Ontario’s broken auto insurance system, improving affordability, and accelerating the legislative process by passing Bill 42
  • Community Safety Advocacy – increased mental health supports, identifying new and existing resources for community safety, and increased funding for the Peel Housing Master Plan
  • Post-secondary Opportunities – to legislate BramptonU into existence by passing the Brampton University Act and advancing the planning process for the Ryerson medical school in Brampton
  • Housing – develop solutions and programs to address safe and affordable housing for residents and international students, and review related impacts on City infrastructure
  • Health Care – immediate funding for a range of health services, Phase II development of Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness, and approval of Osler's Stage 1 proposal for a comprehensive Cancer Care Centre
  • Transit – funding for transit operations to recover from the pandemic and safely increase ridership to pre-COVID-19 levels
  • Higher-Order Transit – continued advancement of ongoing initiatives; LRT extension, Queen Street-Highway 7 BRT study and all-day, two-way GO Train service
To learn more about the City’s key priorities, click here.
“The last year has taught us a lot about the community, their strengths and their needs for support. As we continue to focus on our health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are also planning for an efficient, prosperous future – a Brampton that is set up for success, investment and growth. I am grateful for the support the Province has shown us this year and their commitment to improving our city. I look forward to building on this momentum, seeing our projects come to life and continuing to partner further to see our vision for Brampton come to fruition.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
“The City of Brampton’s team continues to demonstrate strength and resiliency during the pandemic. They’ve delivered ongoing supports the community relies on while also progressing projects and initiatives to strengthen the city, positioning us for success and a dynamic economic recovery. Collaboration with our provincial partners is imperative for Brampton’s future. I am looking forward to engaging with our colleagues during the conference and relaying what is most important to this city.”
David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton


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Jacqueline Fulton
Senior Advisor, Media Relations, City of Brampton
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