Bramalea SNAP


APPLY NOW: Bramalea SNAP Community Co-Design Group (CCG) – Request for Applications

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and City of Brampton are currently seeking applications from interested individuals or groups living or working in the Bramalea area of Brampton, Ontario, to become members of the Community Co-design Group (CCG), as part of the Bramalea Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Program (SNAP).

neighbourhood residents participate in Bramalea SNAP community engagement event

The CCG is a multi-stakeholder volunteer group that will support detailed co-planning, co-design and co-implementation of projects recommended by the Bramalea SNAP, including those led by the City and TRCA as well as community-based projects. This work will build on the community engagement undertaken so far as part of the Bramalea SNAP.

The CCG is being developed in collaboration with the Bramalea Community Network and will comprise some of its members as well as others from the community. Input from this group will complement broader public input, which will also occur as part of SNAP Projects and Programs.

The CCG is intended to be inclusive, representative of the Bramalea community, particularly the K, E, and F sections where the SNAP is located. It aims to bring diverse perspectives, lived and professional experience, and comprise a cross-section of community members and organizations that can help co-design and support initiatives serving the diverse Bramalea community.

The CCG will consist of up to 25 volunteer members.

neighbourhood residents participate in Bramalea SNAP community engagement event
neighbourhood residents participate in Bramalea SNAP community engagement event

The CCG will meet approximately four to five times per year, for virtual meetings of two to three hours. Members will be expected to attend meetings, participate in respectful dialogue, provide perspectives and advice, and review and provide comments on reports, plans, and designs as required.

The current call-out for members is for 2021-2022 term, after which members may reapply as part of a public application process. It is envisioned the group could be active for three to five years.

Applications will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • A commitment to be involved in co-design and co-implementation of neighbourhood improvement, urban renewal, and local climate action
  • An understanding of the Bramalea SNAP Action Plan (Learn more about the plan)
  • A commitment to undertaking the roles and responsibilities for the period from September 2021 to December 2022
  • Must be 16 years or older (Parental consent required for applicants who are less than 18 years)
  • Be part of one or more of the of the following:
    • Resident living in Bramalea K, E or F sections
    • Business owner operating in Bramalea K, E or F sections
    • Community organizations working in Bramalea and/or part of the Bramalea Community Network
    • Commercial partner

Interested in becoming a member of the Bramalea SNAP Community Co-Design Group (CCG)? Please complete the application form by Sunday September 19, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Questions? Please contact Chaya Chengappa: Chaya.chengappa@trca.ca or (647) 972-4936.

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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

Sep
25
Sat
Bramalea SNAP Fall Native Tree and Shrub Planting at Knightsbridge Park @ Knightsbridge Apartment Complex
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bramalea SNAP Fall Native Tree and Shrub Planting at Knightsbridge Park @ Knightsbridge Apartment Complex

Residents of Bramalea will welcome fall by participating in a native trees and shrubs planting event Knightsbridge Park.

Registration is closed.

Oct
7
Thu
Home Efficiency Retrofit Orientation (HERO) Workshop @ Online
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Home Efficiency Retrofit Orientation (HERO) Workshop @ Online

Interested in reducing utility bills, improving home comfort, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions?

Join us for a virtual workshop focused on engaging homeowners interested in home energy retrofits to understand and implement residential energy conservation practices.

This workshop is offered as part of the Bramalea Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Program (SNAP) in partnership with Humber College and Enbridge Gas, and geared toward single-family homeowners (detached, semi-detached, townhome) currently living in Brampton.

This event is FREE and registration is required.

Attendees living in the Bramalea SNAP neighbourhood (K, E and F sections of Bramalea) have the opportunity to qualify* for the following giveaways:

  • 1 of 3 FREE Home Energy Audits ($600 value)
  • 1 of 3 FREE Smart Thermostats with installation ($450 value)
  • Eligibility criteria applies
Oct
16
Sat
Girls Can Too Planting Event – Bramalea @ Knightsbridge Kings Cross Apartments and Chelsea Gardens
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Girls Can Too Planting Event – Bramalea @ Knightsbridge Kings Cross Apartments and Chelsea Gardens

Girls Can Too is a successful training program that provides hands-on learning experiences in the environmental and skilled trades sectors to young women in grades 7 to 12.

Get outside and earn community service hours! Plant native shrubs and wildflowers, while learning about the benefits of planting native species in urban gardens.

This event is part of the Bramalea Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Program (SNAP) working in collaboration with tower residents and owners to create a green, healthy, and welcoming Bramalea.

Eligibility:

  • Grades 7 – 12
  • Able to commit to volunteering for the full session
  • Interested in the outdoors and environmental conservation
  • Comfortable working in a team environment
  • Punctual and reliable

Expectations of participants:

  • Arrive on time at a designated location
  • Participate in an orientation and training session
  • Comply with all health and safety instructions provided and maintain a safety focus during all tasks
  • Use hand tools and equipment safely
  • Other tasks as assigned
  • Registration is required

TRCA is committed to creating an accessible and LGBTQ2+ inclusive environment. If you have any questions about registration or require an accommodation, please contact girlscantoo@trca.ca.

 

About Bramalea SNAP

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), City of Brampton, Region of Peel and Healthy Communities Initiative are working closely with neighbourhood community leaders, residents, and businesses to implement a Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP) for Bramalea.

sign attached to light standard promotes Bramalea SNAP neighbourhood project

Retrofits to the natural and built environment will demonstrate implementation of City of Brampton’s Grow Green Master Plan, Community Energy and Emissions Reduction Plan and Vision 2040, TRCA’s Etobicoke and Mimico Creeks Watersheds Plan, the Healthy Communities Initiative (HCI) and Region of Peel Public Health priorities.

They also support the Region of Peel’s Climate Change and Water Efficiency priorities.

The SNAP Action Plan

Bramalea SNAP is a comprehensive action plan for neighbourhood revitalization that integrates local community interests and sustainability objectives under the overarching theme of working together for a green, healthy, and welcoming Bramalea SNAP neighbourhood.

The action plan was co-designed with community and stakeholders to reflect local top of mind issues, motivating interests and shared objectives. Engagement also aimed to build relationships and a foundation for long term local action

The Action Plan is made up of six themes, each with their own integrated initiatives:

1. System of Eco Spaces and Green Infrastructure: Re-shaping older parks into Eco Spaces, supporting a healthy green infrastructure system extending into backyards, tower properties, and streets.

  • Fallingdale, Earnscliffe, Eastbourne, Edgebrooke and Knightsbridge Parks as Eco Spaces

2. Safe and Active Transportation Network: Enhancements to the existing pedestrian and cycling routes, including safe pedestrian crossings and multi-objective road diets improvements in key areas.

  • Multi-objective Road Diets and Pedestrian Realm Improvements

3. Healthy Local Food System: A series of interconnected urban agriculture initiatives on private and public land to support local growing, sharing, distribution, and skills building.

4. Home and Building Efficiency and Resilience: Integrated initiatives and targeted programming to reduce GHGs and increase overall climate change resilience in residential homes and buildings.

  • Tower Resilience and Efficiency Initiative
  • Home and Property Resilience and Efficiency Initiative

5. Institutional and Commercial Collaboration and Greening: Targeted engagement of institutional and commercial properties to collaborate on community-based SNAP projects and encourage greening initiatives on their own properties.

6. Community Resilience: Facilitating community events and programming to help support neighbourhood connections, capacity-building, emergency preparedness, education, arts and culture.

Select image below to view the full-sized Action Plan Concept Map.

Bramalea SNAP Action Plan concept map

Read the full Bramalea SNAP Action Plan report approved by Committee of Council, City of Brampton on February 17, 2021.

Select image below to download the report.
Bramalea SNAP Action Plan

Next Steps

TRCA, City of Brampton, and Region of Peel are working closely with the local community and partners to implement the action plan recommendations, which vary from short to long term.

Each recommended project involves further community involvement, so be sure to contact us to get involved or sign up for project updates.

About the Bramalea Community

The SNAP Action Plan will focus on the K, E and F sections of Bramalea. First developed in the 1960s, this area was planned as Canada’s first “satellite city”* and has a unique history and identity in Brampton.

Select the images below to view full-sized maps.

1958 Bramalea study plan map
1989 map of Bramalea Business Park

*Learn more about Bramalea’s history HERE.

The area is home to more than 13,600 people living in detached and semi-detached homes, town homes, apartment and condo towers.

residential tower in Bramalea
semi-detached home in Bramalea

There are numerous parks, schools and places of worship, as well as a recreation centre. Western portions of the neighbourhood drain to the Spring Creek, which is part of the Etobicoke Creek Watershed. Eastern portions form the headwaters of the main branch of the Mimico Creek, within the Mimico Creek Watershed.

Earnscliffe Park in Bramalea

Projects

Have You Recently Planted a Tree? Add it to Brampton’s Tree Planting Tracker!

The City of Brampton has launched an online tree planting tracker tool to help monitor and report progress toward achieving the City’s One Million new trees goal. If you’ve recently planted a tree, record it on the tree planting tracker.

Contact Information

Is this your neighbourhood? Get involved in local change!

We want to help get residents and businesses involved! Join us and meet your neighbours at community events, workshops, and fun local activities.

Check back regularly for information about news and events taking place in Bramalea SNAP.

Got questions? Contact:

Chaya Chengappa, Project Manager
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)
(416) 661-6600 ext. 6466
chaya.chengappa@trca.ca

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