Agenda
Committee of Council
The Corporation of the City of Brampton

Meeting #:
Date:
Time:
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Location:
Council Chambers - 4th Floor, City Hall - Webex Electronic Meeting
Members:
  • Mayor Patrick Brown (ex officio)
  • Regional Councillor R. Santos
  • Regional Councillor P. Vicente
  • City Councillor D. Whillans
  • Regional Councillor M. Palleschi
  • Regional Councillor M. Medeiros
  • City Councillor J. Bowman
  • City Councillor C. Williams
  • Regional Councillor P. Fortini
  • City Councillor H. Singh
  • Regional Councillor G. Dhillon

 

 

 

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In keeping with Council Resolution C019-2021, agenda items will no longer be pre-marked for Consent Motion approval. The Meeting Chair will review the relevant agenda items during this section of the meeting to allow Members to identify agenda items for debate and consideration, with the balance to be approved as part of the Consent Motion given the items are generally deemed to be routine and non-controversial.

1. Daniel Atlin, VP External Affairs, University of Guelph


2. Kelly Jackson, VP External Affairs and Professional Learning, Humber College


3. Rani Dhaliwal, Executive Lead, University of Guelph-Humber Brampton Partnership


(See Item 11.4.3)


A presentation will be distributed prior to the meeting

(Regional Councillor R. Santos, Chair; City Councillor C. Williams, Vice-Chair)

5 Minute Limit (regarding any decision made under this section)


During the meeting, the public may submit questions regarding recommendations made at the meeting via email to the City Clerk at cityclerksoffice@brampton.ca, to be introduced during the Public Question Period section of the meeting. 

(City Councillor J. Bowman, Chair; City Councillor D. Whillans, Vice-Chair)

9.2

Recommendation 


Note: At its April 20, 2022 meeting, City Council:

  • referred this report to Committee of Council as follows:

That the report be referred to the April 27, 2022 meeting of Committee of Council, with the addition of Italian Heritage Park for consideration by staff.

  • adopted staff recommendations #3 and #5.

5 Minute Limit (regarding any decision made under this section)


During the meeting, the public may submit questions regarding recommendations made at the meeting via email to the City Clerk at cityclerksoffice@brampton.ca, to be introduced during the Public Question Period section of the meeting. 

(Regional Councillor M. Medeiros, Chair; Regional Councillor P. Vicente, Vice-Chair)

10.2

5 Minute Limit (regarding any decision made under this section)


During the meeting, the public may submit questions regarding recommendations made at the meeting via email to the City Clerk at cityclerksoffice@brampton.ca, to be introduced during the Public Question Period section of the meeting. 

(City Councillor H. Singh, Chair; Regional Councillor R. Santos, Vice-Chair)

Presenter: Natalie Stogdill, Interim Director, Strategic Communications, Culture and Events


To be received


(See Item 11.2.1)

Moved by: City Councillor Whillans


Seconded by: City Councillor Bowman


WHEREAS the Province of Ontario the proposed Highway 413 even if approved would not provide any congestion relief for at least another ten years if not longer; and, 


WHEREAS the Province of Ontario initiated an Environment Assessment process in 2007 for the planning and construction of the GTA-West Corridor:

“The Purpose of this study is to examine long-term transportation problems and opportunities and consider alternatives solutions to provide better linkages between urban Growth Centres in the GTA West Corridor Preliminary Study Area."

"The Focus will be on developing an integrated, multi-modal transportation system that offers choices for the efficient movement of people and goods.” ; and


WHEREAS the final recommendation of the Stage 1 Provincial Environmental Assessment (2012) was to first put in place the transportation system management components, rapid transit, freight rail improvements and expansion of existing highways prior to construction of a new expressway; and


WHEREAS the Stage 2 Environmental Assessment (design and route of Highway 413) undertaken by the previous provincial government was shelved because of strong objections by an Expert Advisory Panel in the fields of rural development, renewable cities, agriculture, environment, and efficient transportation who sounded alarms over predicted irreversible ecological harm caused by the uncontrolled, low density urban sprawl enabled by Highway 413 and identified several other solutions that should be reviewed; and 


WHEREAS the current Provincial government revived the Highway 413 proposal in 2018, saying it could relieve congestion issues in the fast-growing Toronto suburbs and boost Ontario’s economy in the absence of addressing any of the concerns set out in the Expert Advisory Panel Report; and


WHEREAS the Federal Government designated the GTA West Corridor/Highway 413 as a project that has the potential to have adverse negative impacts on critical endangered species habits under federal jurisdiction on May 3, 2021 and is still awaiting for the initial project description from the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation; and


WHEREAS even if built Highway 413 will not provide any congestion relief for at least ten years and Highway 407 offers a solution to immediately provide congestion relief; and


WHEREAS the current toll rates provide a disincentive to increase usage of the Highway 407 ETR and this results in increased usage and congestion on surrounding local and regional roads; and, 


WHEREAS the 407ETR was created as a truck by-pass in order to relieve congestion on Highway 401, but the 407ETR was tolled, thereby limiting the amount of relief provided by the 407ETR; and


WHEREAS several reasonable road improvement alternatives to Highway 413 exist and were recommended by the Expert Panel, including congestion pricing on other highways, shifting truck traffic to the under-utilized 407ETR including the reduction or elimination of tariffs, and transportation system management on other highways (ramp metering, speed harmonization. (freight, rail improvements, underpasses); and


WHEREAS maximizing use of existing infrastructure, transit investments and good land use planning decisions are vital to creating complete communities which are economically vibrant, where people and goods are moved effortlessly, and where multiple modes of transportation support the community including a focus on active transportation; and


WHEREAS analysis has shown (https://ontario.transportaction.ca) that investment in various unfunded rapid transit projects, including GO Transit and LRT/BRT projects, can move 4 times the number of people as Highway 413, for the same invested dollars; and


WHEREAS 407 International Inc. was granted relief by the Province from traffic volume penalties in 2020 and could be amenable to negotiation to provide tariff relief on its highway in lieu of penalties for 2021; and


WHEREAS the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is a 50.01% shareholder of 407 International Inc.; and 


WHEREAS CPPIB believes it is their responsibility to take Climate Change into account to ensure sound investments as we transition to a low carbon economy; and 


WHEREAS CPPIB seeks to work with high emitting investors to and discuss strategies to help manage and improve GHG emissions; and


WHEREAS supporting increased usage of Highway 407 ETR would be consistent with CPPIB approach to Climate Change and assist all levels of government achieving progress on GHG emission reductions and provide immediate congestion relief; and, 


NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: 


THAT the Council of the City of Brampton strongly supports initiatives that will promote better utilization of the existing Highway 407 ETR; and 


THAT the Council of the City of Brampton continues to support an integrated GTHA rail transit network which includes new GO Train service to Bolton (Caledon); and


THAT the Council of the City of Brampton fully supports a complete Federal Environmental Impact Study pursuant to s.9(1) of the Impact Assessment Act (I.A.A.), prior to any advancement of Highway 413; and


THAT the Council of the City of Brampton requests that the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario work with the CPPIB and 407 International Inc., and the CPPIB to discuss strategies to increase Highway 407 ETR usage to provide immediate congestion relief on surrounding roads consistent with the recommendations of the Expert Advisory Panel Report; and


THAT if Highway 413 does not proceed, that capital costs of funding the proposed GTA West Corridor should be redirected to provide for rapid transit for the Regions of York, Peel and Halton such as investment in improved GO service on the Kitchener and Milton lines, a new GO transit line to Bolton, 407 Transitway and BRT on Queen Street; and


THAT the Council of the City of Brampton recommends that the province undertake a comprehensive economic benefits analysis of the potential for transit orientated communities along the GO Rail Transit Network and any new LRT/BRT lines for the Greater Golden Horseshoe as well the GTA regional transportation plan / sustainable communities strategy to provide holistic comprehensive policies for achieving affordable housing near transit-oriented communities stations; and


THAT a copy of this resolution be provided to the Region of York, Peel and Halton, the cities of Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Markham, Mississauga, Toronto and the Towns of Milton, Orangeville and Halton Hills; and


AND further that this Resolution be forwarded to:
1.    Hon. Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario;
2.    Hon. Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance;
3.    Hon. Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation;
4.    Hon. Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure and Transit-Oriented Communities;
5.    Hon. David Piccini, Minister of Environment and Climate Change;
6.    Hon. Stan Cho, Associate Minister of Transportation (GTA);
7.    Hon. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing;
8.    Hon. Lisa Thompson, Minister of Agriculture, Food And Rural Affairs;
9.    Hon. Victor Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade;
10.    Andrea Horwath, Leader of The Official Opposition & Ontario NDP Party; 
11.    Steven Del Duca, Leader of The Ontario Liberal Party;
12.    All Members of Federal Parliament in The Regional Municipality of York, Peel And Halton;
13.    All Members of Provincial Parliament in The Regional Municipality of York, Peel And Halton;
14.    All Members of Regional Council in The Regional Municipality of York, Peel And Halton;
15.    All City Clerks in the Regional Municipalities of York, Peel And Halton;
16.    Rt Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada;
17.    Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Federal Minister of Finance;
18.    Hon Omar Alghabra, Federal Minister of Transport;
19.    Hon Marie Claude Bibeau, Minister of agriculture and Agr-Food;
20.    Hon. Melanie Joly, Federal Minister of Economic Development;
21.    Hon. Dominic Leblanc, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities;
22.    Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, Federal Minister of Natural Resources;
23.    Hon. Steven Guilbeault, Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change;
24.    Nando Iannicca, Chairman, Peel Region;
25.    John Mackenzie, CEO, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority; 
26.    Phil Verster, President and CEO, Metrolinx;
27.    David Mcfadden, Chairman, 407ETR;
28.    Javier Tamargo, President and CEO 407ETR.
30.    Nando Iannicca, Chairman, Peel Region;

5 Minute Limit (regarding any decision made under this section)


During the meeting, the public may submit questions regarding recommendations made at the meeting via email to the City Clerk at cityclerksoffice@brampton.ca, to be introduced during the Public Question Period section of the meeting. 

(Regional Councillor P. Vicente, Chair; Regional Councillor P. Fortini, Vice-Chair)

12.2

5 Minute Limit (regarding any decision made under this section)


During the meeting, the public may submit questions regarding recommendations made at the meeting via email to the City Clerk at cityclerksoffice@brampton.ca, to be introduced during the Public Question Period section of the meeting. 

Note: In accordance with the Procedure By-law and Council Resolution, the Referred Matters List will be published quarterly on a meeting agenda for reference and consideration. A copy of the current Referred Matters List for Council and its committees, including original and updated reporting dates, is publicly available on the City’s website.

15 Minute Limit (regarding any decision made at this meeting)


During the meeting, the public may submit questions regarding recommendations made at the meeting via email to the City Clerk at cityclerksoffice@brampton.ca, to be introduced during the Public Question Period section of the meeting. 

Note: A separate package regarding these agenda items are distributed to Members of Council and senior staff only.

15.1
Open Session meeting exception under Section 239 (2) (c) and (k) of the Municipal Act, 2001:
 

A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board; and, a position, plan, procedure, criteria or instruction to be applied to any negotiations carried on or to be carried on by or on behalf of the municipality or local board - University of Guelph Humber

15.2
Open Session meeting exception under Section 239 (2) (c) and (k) of the Municipal Act, 2001:
 

A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board; and, a position, plan, procedure, criteria or instruction to be applied to any negotiations carried on or to be carried on by or on behalf of the municipality or local board - Kay Blair Hospice

15.3
Open Session meeting exception under Section 239 (2) (c) of the Municipal Act, 2001: 
 

A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board - property acquisition matter.

Next Regular Meeting: Wednesday, May 11, 2022

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