Brampton City Council recently approved the conversion of 70 acres of land from employment to residential zoning. In a city awash in residential development, Councillor Gurpreet Dhillon was the lone vote in Brampton’s eleven member city council to vote against the conversion and to preserve the city’s inventory of employment lands.
In this two-part webisode we speak with Councillor Gurpreet Dhillon to better understand where Brampton ranks in employment in the GTA and why he feels his council colleagues are being shortsighted in planning. The Councillor warns of continued dependence on higher residential taxation and a major imbalance in our jobs to population ratio. He warns that employments lands in the city’s undeveloped Heritage Heights area on the west end must receive a higher priority.