County Court SNAP

About County Court SNAP

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), in partnership with City of Brampton and Region of Peel, is working with local residents and businesses to implement the County Court SNAP: a plan to build a sense of community, make the neighbourhood more environmentally friendly, and prepare it for the impacts of climate change.

View County Court SNAP Projects

County Court SNAP tree planting

Located in Brampton’s south end, the County Court neighbourhood is home to about 5,800 people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.

The boundary is north of Highway 407, east of Hurontario Street, west of Kennedy Road, and south of the Etobicoke Creek. It includes many homes, as well as large parks, two golf courses, businesses, service retailers, and a Provincial court house.

A beautiful trail extends along the Etobicoke Creek valley near the Peel Village Golf Course and Brampton Golf Club.

County Court SNAP Study Area Map
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County Court SNAP Study Area map

About the County Court Plan

The County Court SNAP is a comprehensive environmental improvement plan, initiated in 2012, that integrates local community interests and ideas for neighbourhood transformation.

READ THE FULL PLAN

County Court was the first SNAP to be developed as part of TRCA’s Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Program, which now includes multiple SNAPs in Brampton and more than a dozen across the entire Greater Toronto Area.

Strategic Action Plan projects for County Court include:

PROJECT STATUS
Retrofit of the Upper Nine stormwater management pond to address water quality and volume objectives and serve as a community amenity and natural area destination. Retrofit includes infrastructure for future irrigation use. COMPLETE!
Bioretention within Boulevards pilot to provide stormwater filtration and other benefits, including the bio-filter swale along County Court Boulevard. COMPLETE!
Green Home renovation and ecological landscape interventions promotion to address residential energy and water conservation. COMPLETE!
Green parking lot design, including the Provincial court house. COMPLETE!
Habitat restoration along the creek and golf courses. COMPLETE!
Establishment of a healthy urban forest. UNDERWAY
County Court Park renewal to better suit local recreation needs and integrate environmental education features and community gathering space. UNDERWAY
County Court SNAP neighbourhood residents participate in community planting event
construction work underway in County Court SNAP neighbourhood
County Court neighbourhood residents take part in visioning session

Other implementation achievements:

  • More than 115 events, workshops, and resident meetings engaging 4,200 people
  • Close to 3,700 trees and shrubs planted across public and private land
  • Creation of the resident-led County Court Neighbourhood Association
  • Hundreds of homeowner actions on private property (i.e. Fusion landscape installations, tree planting, energy and water retrofits, etc.)
  • Multiple pilot demonstration projects lessons learned (i.e. Green Home Program and Makeover, integrated infrastructure review, bio-filter swale monitoring, etc.)
  • Dozens of implementation collaborations and engagement of major landowners (i.e. court house, golf courses and multi-unit residential buildings, etc.)
  • Piloting neighbourhood-scale resilience and adaptation planning through the Climate Ready County Court

See a selection of County Court SNAP Projects featured in the
BBC StoryWorks series
Building a Better Future:

County Court Projects

Local Resources

COUNTY COURT NEIGHBOURHOOD ASSOCIATION

Founded in 2017, the County Court Neighbourhood Association was created by neighbourhood residents with the mission “to promote and foster a strong sense of community, a vibrant and sustainable neighbourhood, and a livable, peaceful and safe part of the City that is inclusive and accessible to all, and to empower members through engagement and community involvement.”

Contact the County Court Neighbourhood Association at countycourt.brampton@gmail.com.

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 Trees goal.

If you’ve recently planted a tree, record it on the tree planting tracker.

TREE GUIDE

If you are thinking about planting a tree or shrub in your front or back yard, check out the County Court Tree Guide, which identifies the tree and shrub species that are ideally suited for this neighbourhood.

The trees and shrubs listed in this guide have been expertly selected to thrive in the type of soil and climate that characterizes the County Court neighbourhood. Most are native to Southern Ontario.

Select the image below to view the full-sized guide.

County Court tree guide

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Do You Live or Work in this Neighbourhood?
Get Involved!

We want to get residents and businesses involved in the County Court SNAP and other local action. There are opportunities for you to connect with your neighbours and get involved in things that matter to you!

For more information, please contact:
Shannon Logan, Senior Program Manager, Sustainable Neighbourhoods
Education and Training Division
shannon.logan@trca.ca
(416) 661-6600 ext. 5367

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