UPDATE: You can now watch the full episode online at: https://youtu.be/BP-3Pm6Tjxw
Cities across North America are responding everyday to property owners and developers that want to build in established neighbourhoods. Occasionally, we label some of these developments as Monster Homes because they are so out of the norm to adjacent properties. In Brampton, Ontario, there is one such monster house called the “Big Blue House” that has been in limbo for years because residents, the property owner and the city are at odds with how to move forward.
Does a property owner have the right to build a house that is as big and as high as regulations permit? How much influence should local residents have in controlling what gets built? And when an owner gets the green light to go ahead and start construction from the city, should the city then be able to halt construction?
In a special, one-hour broadcast of Brampton Focus, host Michael A. Charbon delves deep into the “Big Blue House”. Featuring interviews with the neighbours, exclusive never before seen footage of the interior of the house, and a first ever, television interview with the owner, Ahmed Elbasiouni. Mr. Elbasiouni purchased the property, started building the house, and has been fighting the City of Brampton for the past three years since his permit was revoked on February 20th, 2013.
Tune in to the Brampton Focus “Big Blue House – One Hour Special” on Friday, April 29th, at 7:30 pm for this special one hour broadcast, only on Rogers TV.
You don’t want to miss it!