Ryerson University President enthusiastic about Brampton’s future

Ryerson University’s eagerly anticipated arrival in Brampton is a game changer. Stand UP for Brampton had the privilege to meet with the President of Ryerson University, Dr. Mohamed Lachemi to discuss Ryerson’s proposal for a new university to be built in Brampton. This is part one of a three-part series generated from our discussion.   […]

Brampton Councillor Elaine Moore announces retirement

Brampton Ward 1 & 5 Councillor Elaine Moore has announced that she will be retiring from politics after the current Council term. Stand UP for Brampton wishes to acknowledge Regional Councillor Elaine Moore for her many years of service to the City of Brampton and the residents of Wards 1 and 5. Stand UP for […]

Residents give Riverstone a thumbs up at public meetings

The City of Brampton hosted two public meetings at the recently purchased Riverstone Golf Club, and from the reaction of the residents who attended, the future community centre is likely to be seen as a welcome addition to the portfolio of recreational facilities that have become a source of pride for the residents of the […]

Walk with us during the Coldest Night of the Year in Brampton

In December, our Stand UP for Brampton youth team volunteered with Regeneration, a community outreach program that serves the homeless, those at risk of homelessness, and those living in extreme poverty. Inspired by our experience, Stand UP for Brampton is participating as a team in Regeneration’s Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk. Walk with us on February 24th to help […]

Peel Memorial Phase II: Everything you want to know

The Urgent Care Centre at Peel Memorial.

On Thursday, Brampton was the site of an announcement on the future expansion of healthcare services in our city. Dr. Eric Hoskins, the Ontario Minister of Health and Long Term Care committed to add 37 new beds to Brampton Civic Hospital and to begin the process of development of Phase II of Peel Memorial Hospital. […]

A (Brief) History of the LRT in Brampton

Exactly two years ago, the City of Brampton made a decision regarding the proposed Hurontario-Main Light Rail Transit (HMLRT) that is likely to cast a long, dark shadow over the future of the city. In a narrow 6-5 vote, a decision was made that stopped a modern, fast, and fully funded LRT system from entering […]

City Commits $150M to New University Campus

In a landmark decision, the City of Brampton has made a commitment to an investment strategy for a once-in-a-generation opportunity for a university and a centre for education, innovation and collaboration to be built in Brampton. Following a recommendation put forward by city staff, Council endorsed, in principle, to invest up to $50M over 10 […]

Human Trafficking in Peel

We sometimes hear stories about girls who are taken away from their country to be sent elsewhere to work in the sex trade. Human trafficking of girls isn’t just a problem occurring in far-away places, but according to Peel Region’s Police Chief, it is happening right here where we live. It is happening at malls, schools, parties, and wherever criminals […]

New Brampton Pushes for City Building

What does the future of Brampton look like? What is our collective vision of what the next generation of Brampton should be? A group of Brampton residents, developers, and financiers have come together to ignite that conversation with the formation of New Brampton, and they are bringing their ideas directly to the steps of City Hall. “New Brampton […]

Kathleen Wynne Indepth Interview

Premier Kathleen Wynne sat down with Brampton Focus show host Michael A. Charbon recently, and responded to in-depth questions in an exclusive interview.  The questions were based on input from residents across the city who participate on the popular Brampton Focus Facebook Group. Questions were not provided in advance to the Premier. This special broadcast rounds out our series of interviews with each […]