May 2017
Thinking Bigger to be Future Ready
Game Changers Move City Forward
Brampton is thinking bigger. To move forward the City needs to be future ready, thinking bigger about opportunities that fuel its vibrancy. Six big initiatives within the Strategic Plan are now unanimously recognized by Council as potential game changers for Brampton:
 
Regional Transit Connections  = Seamless local and regional transit services with connection points that bring walking, biking and transit together in areas where people work, live, shop and play.

Urban Centres = Urban neighbourhoods become vibrant destinations that create a sense of belonging with lots to do: walk along trails or inviting streets, attend festivals and events, admire old and new architecture.
 
Health Partnerships = Establishing Brampton as a leader in health and life sciences by building stronger relationships between existing companies, creating a cluster of health-related businesses around the recently reopened Peel Memorial Centre, and encouraging new investments.
 
University = Potential to contribute to our local economy and the vibrancy of our city; to give our youth the option to study in Brampton; and to produce new waves of skilled workers for the workforce of tomorrow.
 
Riverwalk = Brampton's historic downtown lies within the floodplain of the Etobicoke Creek, which limits what can be built. Rebuilding the creek diversion channel will eliminate the flood risks, while expanding the city's green infrastructure, creating new public spaces, and acting as a catalyst for urban growth, public transit and economic development.
 
Planning Vision = City planning must seize existing opportunities and create new ones; we must look at the city as a whole - not in pieces - in order to become a centre for jobs and innovation, a future city and a global leader.

Along with these six game changers the City is also focused on its critical foundation of Good Government. Customer service remains our priority. We are building financial strength and agility; leveraging healthier regional, federal and provincial partnerships; and modernizing our policies and procedures.

Learn more about what these game changes mean for Bramptonians. [more...]

University Proponents Revealed
The City is excited to continue its discussions with Ryerson University, Sheridan College and all stakeholders to develop a unique centre that combines education with innovation and collaboration - something beyond a traditional university campus. [more...]
Drone Program Launches
Brampton Fire will soon be taking to the skies with three new drones to better support emergency response and safety for residents. They are the first fire service in Ontario, and one of only a handful in Canada, to be licensed by Transport Canada for this kind of use. Watch them in action.  [more...]
Brampton's Biggest Workout
Enjoy a fun-filled fitness event at Century Gardens Recreation Centre, featuring a body-moving Zumba┬« workout followed by a relaxing yoga session. Admission is free with the donation of personal care items, and childcare is available on site.  [more...]
National Public Works Week
This May 23 to 26, the City will celebrate the hard work and dedication of public works professionals in our community. Get the latest on events and tours, and sign up today. [more...]

Great Things Are Happening
Don't Forget
Golf Course Now Open
Peel Village Golf Course is open for the season! This nine-hole municipal course offers pay-as-you-play rates, golf clinics for youth and adults, and ladies' and men's leagues. [more...]
Sports Hall of Fame Call for Nominations
Nominate a Bramptonian who has made an outstanding contribution to sport! Nominations will be accepted until June 15, 2017, for 2018 Brampton Sports Hall of Fame inductees. [more...]
Grow Green Eco Pledge
Simple eco-friendly actions are easy to perform every day. When many people do them, it helps create a healthier future. Take the Grow Green Eco Pledge and let's make a difference together! [more...]

Emergency Preparedness Week
The Brampton Emergency Management Office is kicking off Emergency Preparedness Week this year with a special event and evacuation centre demonstration at Cassie Campbell Community Centre on May 6. Stay tuned for details and other events to help you Plan, Prepare, and Be Aware. [more...]
National Youth Week
National Youth Week takes place from May 1 to 7 and celebrates the contributions young people make to our community through the arts, volunteerism, sports and leadership. Join other youth ages 12 to 24 in free activities all week long! [more...]
Summer Fun Starts at Chinguacousy Park
Chinguacousy Park's outdoor amenities, including the petting zoo, mini golf, paddle boats, pony rides, spray pad and more, are set to open May 20 (weather permitting)! [more...]

Brampton Celebrates with the Nation
Attend or host an event in celebration of Canada 150, and tell your family, friends and community about what is happening in your neighbourhood. Browse online today for events planned this year. 
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Lawn Pride
Regularly mowing your lawn and keeping it well maintained does wonders to a community's image and your reputation as a good neighbour! Get tips to get started.  [more...]
Be a Responsible Pet Owner
The Animal Shelter is holding microchip clinics on May 10 and 17 from 6 to 8 pm. For only $30, help your pet get home safely if it gets lost. Register now!  [more...]

Living with Wildlife
Brampton is home to a variety of wild animals, including beavers, skunks and coyotes. Animal Services has tips on how to live with wildlife and keep your family, pets and property safe. [more...]
Springfest
Celebrate Seniors' Month at Springfest on June 9. Come for the free trade show from 10 am to 12 pm, and register for the lunch and dance from 12 to 3 pm ($16.52). [more...]
Paving the Way
Don't wait until you're actually driving to find out your route is under construction. See the full list of this year's road construction projects, updated daily as construction status changes. [more...]

Upcoming Public Meetings
Wednesday, May 3
Committee of Council (9:30 am)
Wednesday, May 10
City Council (9:30 am)
Thursday, May 4
Brampton School Traffic Safety Council 
(9:30 am)
*Schedules subject to change. 
Monday, May 8
Member Services Committee (9:30 am)
Victoria Day Closure
City offices will be closed Monday, May 22 . Participants at recreation and community centres should call ahead as some facilities may operate on holiday hours.
As part of its commitment to being an open and accessible government, the City of Brampton encourages public participation in its decision-making process. For a full schedule of this month's public meetings, visit our website. [more...] 

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