- Brampton reported the fourth most park groups at 78 groups.
- Brampton is above the average for hectares of parkland per population for cities over 500,000 with 5.5 hectares per thousand people.
- Brampton is one of 50% of cities that have a policy to waive permit fees for groups that show financial need.
- Brampton’s 2020 EcoPark Strategy aims to develop a mosaic of sustainable and resilient green spaces, including parks, that connects and integrates people and the urban environment with the natural environment.
- As part of a downtown revitalization project, the city is undertaking a Riverwalk project that includes long-term flood risk management, as well as putting the creek back in the heart of downtown and creating a new distinct public space.
- Brampton Parks launched its first ever Backyard Garden Program in 2020 that encouraged residents to grow food in their backyard, with over 10,000 pounds of produce donated to local food banks and organizations. The program continues in 2021.
ha parkland per 1000 people
3871 ha of total parkland
of total parkland is natural area
1763 total ha
of parkland is environmentally significant/protected
1763 total ha
of total city land is parkland
26,940 ha of total city area
Community gardens/urban farms
1.6 ha / 1000
Parkland provision goal (distance to park / ha per 1000 people)
volunteers / 1000 people
community park groups
Policy to waive permit fees for groups with financial need.
Total parks capital budget
Provincially legislated tools available for parkland dedication, acquisition and/or development
Municipalities are able to require up to 5% of the land area of a residential development for parkland or, through an alternate rate bylaw, one hectare inland per 300 units or the equivalent in cash-in-lieu of one hectare per 500 units. Municipalities are also able to require 2% of commercial or non-residential development for parkland or the equivalent in cash-in-lieu. Municipalities may also fund eligible parks improvements through Development Charges and may choose to collect funding for parkland through a Community Benefits Charge, but overlap between these tools must be avoided.
¹Does not include natural areas owned by Conservation Authorities, which represent an additional 1,023 ha. ²Volunteer numbers significantly impacted by COVID-19. In comparison, there were 18,732 volunteers in 2019. ³Approximation