Bramalea SNAP

sign attached to light standard promotes Bramalea SNAP neighbourhood project

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.

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.

UPDATE: Brampton City Council has approved the Bramalea SNAP Action Plan. Read the news release from City of Brampton.

Upcoming Bramalea SNAP Events

 

About 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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In collaboration with:

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