brampton: Vote! Canada Election 2008 - 10/04/08 07:14 PM
Monday, October 6th is the last advance voting day.  Otherwise, your last chance to vote is election day, Tuesday, October 14th.
By now, you should have received a voter information card (if you're on the voter registration list or gave the Canada Revenue Agency permission to share your residence information with Elections Canada).  You don't have to bring this card with you to vote, but it is adviseable -- the poll no. printed on the card helps those working at the polling station to direct you to the proper table.
If you haven't received a voter information card, or the one … (0 comments)

brampton: Floor Plans of Your Home - 10/04/08 04:47 PM
Would you like to see or have a copy of your home's floor plans? Well, the City of Brampton should have a copy of your home's building plans on file.
Just head over to the Building Division of Planning, Design and Development, now located at Flower City Community Campus (a "block" south of Queen St), address: 8850 McLaughlin Rd., Unit 1.
Once inside the building, head downstairs to Document Services.  Don't forget to bring picture ID (e.g., Ontario driver's licence).  The clerk will verify your identity against their tax roll information for the property.  For a recent transfer in title, you … (1 comments)

brampton: Conservation Day Coming To Brampton - 09/13/08 11:18 AM
Conversation Day is coming to Brampton!Formerly known as Environment Day, this special one day event will be held at Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School, located at 10750 Chinguacousy Rd., in Brampton, on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Only residents arriving in vehicles will be allowed entry (i.e., no walk-in traffic).Residents may drop off the following items free of charge:
household hazardous waste items (e.g., batteries, household cleaners, solvents, paint, motor oil, pesticides) electronics (except TVs) confidential fine paper for shredding, and reusable goods for Goodwill (e.g., clothing, furniture, books, and small appliances). The following items are not … (0 comments)

brampton: Basement Apartments in Brampton - 10/31/07 10:38 PM
The City of Brampton wants home buyers to know that the only legal basement apartments in Brampton -- there are about 3000 such homes -- had to exist prior to November 16, 1995, be registered with the City before January 31, 2006, and be limited to a single unit.  The "mortgage helper" (e.g., renting out a basement apartment as a secondary source of income) can be quite enticing to prospective home buyers.  But there are risks associated with renting out an illegal apartment, including fines, prosecution, and excluded coverage from your homeowners insurance.
(Sidebar: while the City doesn't say how many … (1 comments)

brampton: Brampton - 4th most active construction market - 10/18/07 11:25 PM
StatsCan released its mid-year national building permit figures, and Brampton's construction market is HOT, ranking 4th in Canada for total construction (across all sectors). 2nd - industrial development (up 179% for the same period last year) 3rd - residential development (up 121% for the same period last year) 4th - institutional development (up 171% for the same period last year) 13th - commercial development (up 52% for the same period last year) The article also ventures that Brampton will soon benefit from the GTA's surging condo market, with over 2000 mid-rise and high-rise residential units in the planning process. Source: Brampton … (2 comments)

brampton: Brampton - Housing Starts Buck Trend - 10/06/07 05:36 AM
While housing starts are down across the nation, the GTA, and Peel Region, Brampton city staff are reporting 32% and 11% increases, for the first 6 months and first 10 months of the year (vs the same period last year), respectively. City staff are forecasting the housing starts number to drop to 5000 for 2008, and taper down further in 2009 and 2010. Meanwhile, 2008 estimates for industrial, commercial, office, and institutional construction have been revised upwards to 5 million square feet. Source: Housing starts soar in Brampton (Brampton Guardian) … (0 comments)

brampton: Cursed Properties? - 09/29/07 09:52 AM
I frequently drive by a couple of houses in an otherwise desirable Brampton subdivision that have been on the market for ages.  It's a nice area, except for these corner properties which seem to be cursed.
One has been on the market, on and off, since Nov '05.  It didn't (still doesn't) show well.  Exterior lighting over the garage doors were broken by kids playing basketball in the chalk marked driveway.  The lawn was unattended to.  And it's vacant and unstaged.  On the positive side, last week, the owner replaced the broken light fixtures, installed hardwood on the main level.  Oh, they … (2 comments)

brampton: Brampton - New Home Sales - 08/04/07 03:39 PM
According to RealNet Canada, new home sales in the GTA are still quite healthy, with the price index up 5.1% for low rise projects, and 1.7% for high-rise projects. (June 06 vs June 07) In Brampton, there's quite a bit of inventory, particularly for detached homes in district W24 (east of Highway 410) where the price index was about $440K (compared to $392K in district W23, west of Highway 410). In contrast, the inventory of semi's, townhomes, and apartments is higher in W23 than W24. … (0 comments)

brampton: Living in Brampton, Ontario - 07/19/07 03:00 PM
"BRAMPTON the BEAUTIFUL: Not 'just another suburb,' this bustling, burgeoning city of close to half a million aims to reclaim its earlier reputation as the Flowertown of Canada." read the headlines on the "Living Here" section of the National Post (Saturday, May 19, 2007).
Some Brampton highlights:
Population: 436,000 - ranked 11th largest city in Canada by sizeVisible minorities make up 40% of the populationAverage household income: $82,318 (2005)More than 3,000 acres of parklandHome to some of the GTA's largest manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and logistics companies, employers are welcoming the influx of new residents.  This has boosted resale home activity and new … (1 comments)

 

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