Everything wrong with “Downtown” Brampton decision making in one picture

I’d laugh, if it were funny. Sadly, here we are again. I have reviewed the “Reimagine Downtown” materials, went to a public open house presentation, played with cut outs of trains and pedestrians, filled in the online survey, and my heart is broken because all of it misses the point. It doesn’t matter how much … More Everything wrong with “Downtown” Brampton decision making in one picture

How I learned to stop worrying and love the (Audit) bomb

I have taken some criticism for not taking up arms against the City in light of the revelation that $1.25 Million was spent on payments to non-union staff in a manner that was not properly tracked, or coded, in the accounting systems of the City. The payments, called Outside Policy Requests, involved the payment of … More How I learned to stop worrying and love the (Audit) bomb

Our Mayor: the story no one is talking about

As reported by Peter Criscione, correspondent for the Brampton Guardian, in his article on the establishment of a Transit Committee by Brampton City Council, a concerning exchange seems to have taken place between the Mayor, and a local Brampton resident. Chris Bejnar is a representative of Citizens for a Better Brampton (CFBB). CFBB is active in the … More Our Mayor: the story no one is talking about

Quietly, while no one was looking …

If you haven’t been Downtown Brampton lately, I invite you to take  a stroll down George Street, from Nelson to Gage Park.  George Street is quietly becoming everything we ask our Downtown to be.  Wide pedestrian friendly sidewalks, an urban feel, new shops (welcome to the Neighborhood Sunset Grill and others), vibrant and equipped parkland, … More Quietly, while no one was looking …