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The future is now in Brampton

The future is now in Brampton

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The future is now in Brampton

It’s one thing for a neighbourhood to be in transition, quite another for an entire city. But that’s precisely what’s happening in Brampton, where a concerted effort to bring the municipality into the future now, is yielding visible results.

In a city of about 600,000 – the third largest in the GTA and the ninth largest in Canada – Brampton has been booming for years. Consider, for example that current population is almost double what it was not even 20 years ago.

What’s attracting newcomers to Brampton in such numbers? In short – economic growth. Indeed, with major companies such as Loblaw Companies Ltd., Canadian Tire Corp., Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Ltd. and Rogers Communications Inc. having headquarters in the city, employment opportunities have been plentiful. Brampton’s economy in recent years has diversified to include sectors such as communications technologies, life sciences and business services.

Cybersecure catalyst

And even more recently, education. Just last month, for example, the City confirmed a collaboration with Ryerson University, outlining the required funding and resources needed for establishing the Ryerson University-led Innovation Hub and Cybersecure Catalyst in downtown Brampton. This includes the Chang School of Continuing Education expanding its cybersecurity courses; launching the Brampton Incubation/Innovation Hub; and the Cybersecure Catalyst, a new national centre for innovation and collaboration in cybersecurity.

“This is a very exciting move forward for Brampton, moving important projects with Ryerson University closer to reality,” says Mayor Patrick Brown. “These projects will help spur economic growth, create jobs and position Brampton as a hub for cybersecurity.”

Managing such growth requires planning, including the City’s Vision 2040, a long-term vision to reinvent Brampton. The plan includes such key transformations as including model new neighbourhoods; an improved transit network, new core loop, walking and cycling networks; better designed communities, handsome buildings; and sustainability built into everything.

Budgeting growth

Brampton’s 2019-21 budget proposal includes initiatives to that end, including increasing Brampton Transit’s fleet by 16 per cent over three years, adding 46 conventional buses and 25 Zum buses; creating a new Marketing and Foreign Direct Investment Program; and a Community Improvement Program to incentivize the economic sectors identified in Brampton’s Economic Development Master Plan.

It’s not all about business in Brampton, however. Proximity to nature also helps deliver quality of life in the city. Gage Park, Brampton’s oldest municipal park, opened in 1903; Heart Lake Conservation Area, occupying 169 hectares in the Etobicoke Creek watershed; and Chinguacousy Park, a 40-hectare park in the Bramalea section of town.

Location, location, location

• Population 593,638

• 42 kms from Toronto, 20 kms to Mississauga

Key landmarks

• Gage Park

• Heart Lake Conservation Area

• Chinguacousy Park

• Bramalea City Centre

• Shoppers World

Select upcoming housing developments

Beechwood by Paradise Developments; detached, semis and townhomes.

FirstHome Sunny Meadow by The Daniels Corporation; townhomes.

Mayfield Village by Regal Crest Homes; singles, semis and townhomes.

Mount Pleasant North by Mattamy Homes; townhomes.

Union Mount Pleasant by Mattamy Homes; boutique midrise condominiums.

Upper Valleylands by Fieldgate Homes; townhomes and semis.

Vales of the Humber Estates by Regal Crest Homes, single-detached homes.

Westfield by Royalpark Homes; detached and semis.


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i2 Developments launches Phase Two of Southside Townhomes in Brampton

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i2 Developments launches Phase Two of Southside Townhomes in Brampton

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i2 Developments Inc. has launched Phase Two of Southside Townhomes in Brampton, a limited edition of just 109 luxurious, contemporary homes, each with its own private rooftop terrace and underground parking space.

Southside is one of the newest communities being built on the footprint of Uptown Brampton, which is part of the city’s Vision 2040, a long-term vision that will reinvent Brampton. The plan includes such key transformations as: complete living (including model new neighbourhoods); everything connected (transit network, new core loop, walking and cycling networks); beauty brought back (streets for people, trees everywhere, designed communities, handsome buildings); and nature brought back (new eco-park and sustainability built into everything).

VISION 2040

“Southside Townhomes in many respects complements Brampton’s Vision 2040 with our emphasis on walkability, with cars parked underground… ready access to public transit – including the future Hurontario LRT and nature at your doorstep, with parkland situated right next to our community,” says Sam DeCaria, vice-president of i2 Developments.

“As well, our homes feature truly unique and well thought out designs. Each townhome has its own spacious, private rooftop terrace with beautiful views of the city and greenspace as well as heated underground parking so that homeowners have the convenience of taking their groceries directly into their kitchens and having their garbage collected underground.”

The four-floor (with the potential of five floors of living space if owners elect to finish the basement), three- and four-bedroom townhome designs range in size from 1,645 to 1,840 sq. ft. with prices starting at $679,900.

Interior highlights include nine-ft. ceilings on main and second floors; elegant solid oak handrail and pickets, including solid oak post – all in natural finish; brushed nickel hardware on all interior doors; luxury flooring including ceramic tile and plush nylon broadloom; chef’s kitchen with custom designed quality kitchen cabinetry, double stainless steel sink with single lever chrome faucet and pull-out sprayer and stainless steel exhaust hood; contemporary bathrooms with quality vanity cabinetry, separate shower stall in master ensuite complete with glass enclosure and shower light, ceramic wall tiles on bathroom enclosures, and low-flow toilets and showerheads.

Southside 2

The modern exteriors feature an architecturally pre-selected colour package and controlled streetscape with brick, stone and stucco elevations with maintenance-free aluminum or wood panels surrounding front bedroom windows; rooftop terrace with concrete pavers and privacy screen; exterior glass and aluminum railings; custom exterior package including house number and light; underground parking and storage space under or near each home; and landscape package consisting of sodded front, shrub planting and walkway to front entrance installed when season permits.

SUPERB LOCATION

Located at Steeles Avenue West and Hurontario, the community is in a superb location with all neighbourhood amenities already in place. It is right across the street from the stores and restaurants of Shoppers World and steps from the supermarket. To the west lies Sheridan College Davis Campus; to the south is Fletcher’s Green Community Park and South Fletcher’s Sportsplex. Amenities of the Sportsplex include four ice rinks, one lap and one leisure pool, fitness centre, gymnasium, auditorium, meeting rooms and South Fletcher’s Branch of the Brampton Public Library and outdoor ball diamonds. To the east are the fairways of the Brampton Golf & Country Club.

In addition to Vision 2040, Brampton is poised to undergo extensive revitalization in the near future. The city is working toward creating an aesthetically pleasing streetscape around its historic Four Corners in its downtown core. The project is underway to reimagine streets that will bring together pedestrians, cyclists and motorists in a safe and sustainable manner.

Also, the province has announced a significant education infrastructure project that will transform Brampton: The establishment of a new Ryerson University campus, with Sheridan College as an academic partner, in downtown Brampton. Slated to open for classes in the fall of 2022, plans include the new campus, a partnership for a National Centre for Cybersecurity and a Centre for Innovation – a joint-use facility which will include public and academic libraries, collaboration space and an innovation zone.

“Our homes combine luxury and convenience with a desirable location in a city that has a clear vision of becoming more connected, inclusive and innovative,” says DeCaria. “And on top of all that, with efficient transportation systems and more to come, including the planned Hurontario LRT, people can easily get around Brampton and commute to downtown Toronto without even having to own a car which is amazing from a lifestyle perspective.”

For more information and to register for Phase Two, visit southsidetowns.ca

 

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