Brampton is a young, diverse and dynamic city on the cusp of a remarkable shift to a more sustainable future as it experiences unprecedented growth. Join us on a series of walk shops as we visit the pivotal moment in the transformation on the City of Brampton, as the City shift from 2040 Vision into implementation. We will explore how integrated transit-oriented developments, tech and health sectors, arts and culture, public realm and destinations impact the lives of citizens and provide a robust platform that enable urban living to face the challenges of the future. The intent of the walk shop series is to give participants a first-hand experience of the transformation in situ in four key locations. Lunch will be provided at the front end of the walk shop series.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch at Fanzorelli's
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Potential for Integrated Transit-Oriented Development
This Walk Shop will examine the opportunities around Brampton GO & Downtown Mobility Hub. Speakers will discuss First Mile/Last Mile solutions as well as tech-based transitions – how to fill the gap between current conditions and future challenges. The tour will conclude with a presentation at the Old Shoe Factory.
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Building a Tech-Friendly Ecosystem
This Walk Shop will examine opportunities around the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre & City-Building Exhibition. It will explore the opportunities enabled by co-working spaces and examine how technology, health and knowledge-based industries can better attract and retain talent through an improved tech-friendly ecosystem. The tour will conclude with a presentation at the Conservatory.
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Opportunities for a Meanwhile Strategy
This Walk Shop will explore the area surrounding the Rose Theatre and the opportunities for pedestrian-oriented spaces. Speakers will discuss ways to sustain engagement through festivals and events and nurture arts and culture through placemaking. The tour will conclude with a presentation at the Rose Theatre Atrium.
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Transforming Public Realm
This Walk Shop will delve into the potential of Brampton's Riverwalk project. Speakers will examine the ways in which the Riverwalk can help to revitalize Brampton’s downtown and make it healthy, sustainable and resilient by engineering an innovative long-term solution to the flood risk. The tour will conclude with a presentation at the Brampton YMCA.
, Canada Research Chair, Ryerson UniversityAl Meneses
, Chief Administrative Officer, City of BramptonAlex Taranu
, Senior Advisor of Public Works and Engineering, City of BramptonBob Bjerke
, Director of Policy Planning, City of Brampton
Bryce Miranda, Partner, DTAH
Cherise Burda, Executive Director, Ryerson CBI Brent Raymond,
Partner, DTAHDaniel Haufschild
, Principal, ARUPDevin Ramphal
, Sector Manager of Innovation and Technology, City of BramptonJayne Holmes
, Director of Captial Works, City of BramptonJohn MacRitchie
, Assistant VP, ZOne Learning & Strategic Initiatives, Ryerson UniversityKen Greenberg
, Principal, Greenberg ConsultantsLaura Lukasik
, Manager of Tourism and Special Events, City of Brampton Michael Vickers
, Co-Director, AkinOliver Paul
, Co-Director, AkinPaul Aldunate
, Expeditor of Economic Development, City of BramptonQuentin Hanchard
, Associate Director of Development, TRCARichard Blundell
, Managing Director, MaRS Discovery DistrictSuzy Godefroy
, Executive Director, Downtown Brampton BIARobert Catherall
, Coordinator of Strategic Culture Projects, City of BramptonYvonne Yeung
, Manager of Urban Design, City of BramptonZhixi Zhuang
, Graduate Program Director (Interim), Ryerson University
We encourage you to arrive by transit. The following GO Train departs from Union Station at 11:53am and arrives at Brampton GO at 12:34pm
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Following the Walk Shops there will be a FREE event on the Nordic Solution to Urbanizing Suburbia at the Rose Theatre in Brampton. Separate registration is required for this event.