University Announcement – CFBB

Who cannot be excited – thrilled, in fact – to learn that Brampton is to have its own University! Thanks to the stellar work of the Blue Ribbon Committee headed up by Mayor Jeffrey and William Davis, Brampton will share in a government announced $180 M capital cost with Milton which will also have a University, with both communities to answer a Proposal Call early in the New Year when the terms of the Call will be known. The Brampton facility will offer courses in the following categories – science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (‘STEAM’), and the local private sector will be called upon to ensure that job opportunities are made available to graduates so that they can have a reason to live and work in our community.

This long awaited University announcement for Brampton joins recent and similar good news projects – the LRT coming to Brampton, temporarily truncated at Steeles but with future extensions to the downtown GO Mobility Hub when environmental assessments for route selection are completed, and improved GO all day service to and from Toronto with further extensions when rail commercial traffic can be relocated. Additionally, funds for detailed planning of the long awaited Etobicoke Creek revitalization have been committed which will involve specific attention to flood mitigation, and significant administrative ‘housecleaning’ has taken place at City Hall. These basic infrastructural initiatives and changes, and the opening of the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health & Wellness in February next year are beginning to create a sense of Brampton pride that is befitting Canada’s 9th largest city. Adding to the excitement is the formation of the New Brampton Community Task Force, and their ideas and visionary plans for creating a truly vibrant and world connected, diverse City. Stay tuned! This place is seizing the moment of Canadian and international greatness!

CFBB October 27, 2016


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