Brampton First Impressions Community Exchange
Downtown Brampton interested in doing a First Impressions Community Exchange program.
Below is a profile for the community:
|County/Region:||Brampton,ON Region of Peel|
|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|
|Roofed Accommodation (hotels, motels, B&B)||Yes|
|FICE Coordinator’s Contact Information|
|Provincial Advisor for the area||Kim Reep|
|Provincial Advisor’s Contact Information||Kim.email@example.com
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.