City of Brampton continues taking steps towards being a green city


This year, the City of Brampton has taken some steps to move forward in the direction of becoming a more eco-friendly and green city.

Last month, City council unanimously approved Brampton’s 2020 Budget, which included investments for a Green City to benefit Brampton’s sustainability for both the present and future.

This included investments of $2.9M over three years for the Hurontario LRT, $136M for 120 new buses over three years, $9M for LED retrofit of streetlights and 8 electric buses to hit the streets in the largest global deployment of interoperable buses and chargers.

Back in January, Brampton City Council also endorsed the Brampton Eco Park Strategy; which was a significant step towards building a Green City and implementing a Green Framework for the City of Brampton.

An Eco Park is defined as an interconnected network of sustainable urban and natural and green spaces.

This Eco Park Strategy will characterize the formation of Brampton Eco Park and sets out the vision, goals and actions in order to guide its implementation.

It will also aim to provide unique social opportunities and build community partnerships and stewardship in order to support, protect and grow Brampton's Eco Park and conserve, re-naturalize and enhance the natural landscapes within the city of Brampton.

The backbone of the Brampton Eco Park will be formed by the majority of the city’s 2,500 hectares of Natural Heritage System (NHS) and the initial focus will be around identified hubs for the expansion and evolution of Brampton Eco Park, where appropriate locations such as parks, NHS, streetscapes and utility corridors will be adapted through the establishment of Eco Spaces.

Over a period of time, these efforts will result in a green parks network as well as a natural reserve throughout Brampton.

What do you think of the steps Brampton is taking towards being a green city? 

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