Brampton City Council recently announced three downtown initiatives that will focus on the City’s efforts to create complete communities, unlock economic potential and reinforce Brampton’s unique position on the Innovation Corridor.
Centre for Innovation (CFI): Brampton’s Centre for Innovation will be a gateway building offering a new central library providing opportunities for digital creation and programming, performance and audio recording, assistive technologies for various abilities, and culture days. The library will provide flexible office spaces to engage residents and community partners. The CFI will be a landmark for train passengers entering or departing the city from the Downtown Brampton GO station.
Downtown Brampton Transit Terminal: The City will explore expanding the existing downtown transit terminal that is currently operating at full capacity, in conjunction with the CFI and the entire site which includes 8 Nelson Street West and 14 Nelson Street West.
Hurontario Main Light Rail Transit (HMLRT): The City will update the current environmental assessment study to include a range of transit opportunities, including the original Hurontario-Main Light Rail Transit approved route, a Main-George One-Way Loop, underground tunnelling options and incorporate elements of enhanced streetscaping for Downtown Reimagined where possible. The proposed location and development of the CFI includes the possibility of a LRT route within the Main Street North Right-of-Way.