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Regional Councillor Brampton Wards 1 & 5

Encampment Policy Update: Addressing the Chronic Underfunding in Peel

During the Regional Council meeting May 23, the focus was on the critical issues of homelessness and mental health services within our community. Peel is chronically underfunded in these essential areas, and today’s discussions reinforced the urgent need for increased provincial support.

Update on Encampments- April 26, 2024

Councillor Santos continues to vigorously advocate for action from the Region of Peel to relocate those in the encampments into safer housing such as hotels, and to restore balance in the area for local residents and businesses so that everyone can safely enjoy the green spaces. A comprehensive update on actions taken in the past week follows.

Brampton Youth Tennis Courts at Rosalea Park

Construction is currently underway at Rosalea Park for the development of public tennis courts specifically for Brampton youth, in response to an increase in demand for youth tennis. The tennis courts will be domed to support ongoing use during the winter season. Construction is scheduled for completion in November of 2024.

Calvert and Duggan Parks Community Update – Apr 12 2024

We continue to see tents be set up in the Calvert Park and Duggan Park areas along the Etobicoke Creek area. Councillor Santos is urging for expedited action by both city and regional staff. Get the latest updates on what is being done and planned to improve community safety while also prioritizing supports for those in need.

Teramoto Park Cleanup with Santos Youth Council and PALs

Register with our Youth Council for an amazing student opportunity at Teramoto Park with Regional Councillor Rowena Santos and Mayor Patrick Brown. Get involved to make a positive impact in the community! Our goal is to organize the biggest youth park clean up ever in the city. 

Calvert and Duggan Parks Community Update – Mar 28 2024

An ongoing safety issue regarding homeless encampments is the known flood risk along the Etobicoke Creek. At the request on Councillor Santos, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) provided a flood hazard information update. The TRCA is responsible for creating and maintaining Flood Plain Mapping, and for providing Flood Forecasting and Warning services.