I moved to Brampton in 1983, living at 18 Knightsbridge in a rented apartment with my mom and two brothers. We moved to Heart Lake shortly after that, where my family lived until 2002.
During my undergrad, I split my time between student housing in Waterloo and home, working my way through my undergrad in Economics. I had many jobs, full time, part time, temp agency work, washing dishes to digging ditches. I would commute long hours on the Via train, often in the pitch black of night, to finish my degree and pay my expenses. I still graduated with a tonne of debt.
I then lived in London, Ontario while I completed my law degree. It was impossible to commute to Brampton for work, but I still held down part time jobs, and I graduated, now with even more debt
After law school, I set down my roots in Brampton, got married and rented an apartment on Silver Maple, across from the City Centre. I have lived in Btamlton ever since, and imagine Inwill live here until I retire.
I am, as they say, All In.
This blog is for all the reason I love this city, and all the things Inthink can make better; not because I don’t really like it here, or think Brampton is less of a city, but hecause I love it, and want the world to see the city the way I see it. I want everyone to have the opportunities I had to grow, live, play and succeed right here, in the great City of Brampton, Ontario