As part of creating a vibrant urban centre in downtown Brampton, the City of Brampton is working towards creating an aesthetically beautiful streetscape around the historic Four Corners. From Mill Street South to Chapel Street on Queen street and Nelson Street East and Wellington Street on Main Street. From the addition of cycle lanes to landscaping between street and sidewalk in order to capitalize on pedestrian walkability and enhance amenities, the public realm in downtown Brampton is set to undergo an exciting transformation.
The Downtown Brampton BIA Capital Infrastructure Committee works with the City of Brampton and a number of many local community stakeholders to keep communications strong on the progress of these projects and to vocalize any issues and/or concerns for the business community at large.
Queen Street Master Plan
Queen Street is a major east-west road running through the city of Brampton and becoming Highway 7 in York Region’s City of Vaughan. It is a key arterial link to major centres beyond Brampton’s boundaries. The City of Brampton is looking to a long-term revitalization and urbanized intensification along this corridor and transit service along this route will play a critical role in the development of this area.
Active Transportation (walking, cycling and other self-propelled mobility options) presents one of the greatest untapped opportunities for reducing single occupant vehicle trips, and for addressing a host of community design and public health issues. Incorporating global best practices in active transportation and promoting the concept of ‘complete streets’ and ‘sustainable’ community design is a guiding principle for the City’s planning and engineering efforts.
Downtown Brampton lies within the Etobicoke Creek floodplain. Provincial policies around hazard management restrict the type and amount of development that can occur there today. Riverwalk will be a transformative opportunity to help revitalize Brampton’s downtown and make it healthy, sustainable and resilient.