Aug 27

Brampton First Impressions Community Exchange

Downtown Brampton interested in doing a First Impressions Community Exchange program.

Below is a profile for the community:

Community Name
County/Region: Brampton,ON Region of Peel
  1. 593,600 (2016)
Preferred Timing for Exchange September 2019
Type of Exchange Not sure at this time
Special Notes (challenges, issues, priorities) High vacancy rate, have challenges with regards to community issues in the area such as homelessness, drug addiction, prostitution and mental health.   Neighbourhoos and the downtown is going through a number of transitions.
Heritage/cultural assets (e.g., architecture, theatre) Rose Theatre, Gage Park, Peel Art Museum & Archives (PAMA)
Cultural events/festivals Easter Egg Hunt, TASTE of BRAMPTON, Party in the LANES, Ladies Nigh Out, a number of cultural events in the downtown core
Economic drivers/main economic base Retail, Commercial & Industrial
Primary economic sector influence (e.g., agriculture, forestry, mining) Professional services, retail and restaurants.
Proximity to major highways (Trans Canada, 400 series) 10-15 minutes from the 410/401 & 407
Proximity to waterways/waterfront No
Proximity to railways (passenger or freight) Yes
Schools – high school, post-secondary, number and type Highschools, University of Algoma, Sheridan College, The Change School of Continuing Education.
Municipal office in the community Yes
Large (neighbouring) city influence Mississauga & Toronto
Industrial Park N/A
Roofed Accommodation (hotels, motels, B&B) Yes
FICE Coordinator
FICE Coordinator’s Contact Information
Provincial Advisor for the area Kim Reep
Provincial Advisor’s Contact Information

Is your community similar? If so, would your community be interested in matching with Downtown Brampton for this project?

BIAs interested in doing a First Impressions Community Exchange (FICE) with Brampton or with another community should contact their OMAFRA Advisor.