Downtown Brampton: Infrastructure Upgrades. Wider Sidewalks. Enhanced Public Spaces.
Coming soon to Downtown Brampton
Infrastructure Upgrades. Wider Sidewalks. Enhanced Public Spaces.
BRAMPTON, ON (February 3, 2022) – Downtown Brampton is undergoing a transformation, beginning this month with construction by the Region of Peel to replace watermain and sanitary sewers in the area, followed by the City’s work to replace and widen sidewalks, and repair and resurface roads.
Construction is set to commence at the end of January, and is anticipated to be completed in 2025, weather permitting and with consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Region of Peel has shared the general staging plans for construction. Residents and businesses can review the information here and submit questions or comments.
During construction on Queen Street, one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction. During construction on Main Street, one direction of traffic will be maintained only in one direction. Pedestrian access will generally be maintained to all businesses, and sidewalks will remain open. There will be some short-term work within the boulevards, followed by a complete replacement of curbs and sidewalks, when pedestrians will be directed to the other side of the street.
These enhancements are a key part of driving the City’s Integrated Downtown Plan, which guides Downtown Brampton’s many ongoing initiatives and infrastructure projects that will spur growth and investment.
For more information, visit www.brampton.ca.
In full coordination with the Region’s downtown infrastructure work, the City is moving forward with streetscaping initiatives that include replacing existing sidewalks with stone pavers and resurfacing roads with widened sidewalks on both sides of Queen and Main Streets. This approximately $16.6 million investment will serve to create quality urban spaces for commercial activity, pedestrians and cyclists and form active linkages between Etobicoke and Fletchers Creeks, and create an enhanced pedestrian realm in the downtown core.
Downtown Brampton Projects Centre
The Downtown Brampton Projects Centre (DBPC) is now open virtually. City staff are ready to assist downtown businesses and residents, and to continue delivering programs and initiatives to revitalize the downtown. Peel Region staff will also be available during the construction.
Projects that will be supported through the DBPC include the Region’s watermain and sanitary sewer replacement project and the My Main Street program. A Downtown Coordinator will assist local businesses, the Downtown Brampton BIA, and elected officials to implement small scale projects and direct queries to the appropriate City departments.
Learn more about the DBPC at www.brampton.ca/downtownbrampton.
Brampton’s downtown business community has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the City is dedicated to minimizing disruptions and supporting them in their economic recovery while it continues to invest in key infrastructure improvements to enhance public spaces.
Residents are encouraged to continue visiting downtown businesses during this time. You can find a full list of small Brampton businesses on the Support Local Brampton website.
For a full list of available parking options to visit your favourite businesses as construction is ongoing, visit www.brampton.ca.
About the Integrated Downtown Plan
The Integrated Downtown Plan (IDP) is a roadmap for action – coordinating Downtown Brampton’s many ongoing initiatives and infrastructure projects. It is anticipated to guide future growth and strategic investment through 2051.
The guiding principles of the IDP are inclusivity, innovation and sustainability. It will help coordinate infrastructure upgrades, urban design, land use, and programming interventions – positioning Brampton as a pivotal economic driver, regional cultural hub, and Innovation District.
For more information on the IDP, visit www.brampton.ca/IDP.
“Together with our partners, we’re working to revitalize and unlock the potential of Downtown Brampton, and creating quality urban spaces and an enhanced pedestrian realm in our downtown core. While in the short term construction may cause disruption, in the end, these projects will serve to position Brampton as an economic driver, regional cultural hub and global leader in innovation. We appreciate our residents’ and businesses’ patience, and thank our community for stepping up to Support Local Brampton as this work is carried out.”
– Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
“Downtown Brampton is undergoing an exciting transformation. This first step of construction by the Region is essential for the well-being of our downtown’s infrastructure, and will lay the groundwork for us to continue with streetscaping and other initiatives to enhance our city’s core. We look forward to the benefits the planned downtown work will bring to our downtown, residents and local businesses.”
– Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Public Works and Engineering, City of Brampton
“Our downtown businesses have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing closures, and we are committed to supporting them on their journey to economic recovery. I encourage our residents to continue to shop, eat and explore local as we revitalize the downtown, to minimize the impact of construction on our businesses. The Region’s work, along with our many downtown initiatives being carried out concurrently, will help create a vibrant and resilient downtown for all to benefit from and enjoy.”
– Martin Medeiros, Regional Councillor, Wards 3 & 4, Chair, Economic Development, City of Brampton
“At the City, we are committed to enhancing our downtown and creating complete communities for our residents to live, work and play. By improving our public spaces, we will create jobs, support economic recovery and improve the quality of life of our residents. We look forward to working with the Region to complete this necessary and exciting work.”
– David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton
“Together with our partners at the City of Brampton, we are committed to supporting the ongoing recovery of our downtown businesses while enhancing public spaces in our city’s core. I remind residents that while these improvements are underway, our local shops, restaurants and services remain open for business! We know these exciting changes will be worth the wait!”
– Suzy Godefroy, Executive Director, Downtown Brampton Business Improvement Area (BIA)
“On behalf of the Downtown Brampton BIA, we are excited that a transformation of the area is underway, and look forward to the many benefits it will bring our local businesses and Brampton residents. As we continue to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask our community to shop, eat and explore local as construction is ongoing. There are plenty of convenient parking options in the Downtown, which can be found on the City’s website, and our businesses remain open and ready to serve you!”
– Carrie Percival, Chair, Downtown Brampton Business Improvement Area (BIA)
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Media Relations, City of Brampton