Housing in Peel:
Report Two (Housing Investment Plan)
Regional Council received a presentation
and report titled “Housing in Peel: Report
Two”. The report proposes four strategic directions
to reduce Peel’s centralized waiting list:
(1) Increase the number of rental assistance recipients;
(2) Increase the rental housing supply; (3) Increase
access to homeownership and (4) Enhance housing
In February 2011, Regional Council approved $17.1
million in annualized funding with the direction
to reduce Peel’s centralized waiting list.
Upon implementation, the proposed plan will support
2,650 households (including over 1700 new Rent-Geared-to-Income
subsidies) on an ongoing (annual) basis and provide
one-time assistance such as down payment assistance,
to 3,839 households for a variety of housing initiatives
over the next 20 years.
Going forward, the plan aims to ensure new subsidies
are created to support new builds and to provide
immediate and long term sustainable support to
people during vulnerable times in their lives.
Provincial Approval of Appointment
of Ontario Works Administrator for the Region of
Regional Council approved Stella Danos-Papaconstantinou
for appointment as Ontario Works (OW) Administrator
in accordance with the Ontario Works Act. The OW
Administrator will be required to oversee the administration
of the Act in the Peel Region. The appointment is
subject to approval by the Ministry of Community
and Social Services.
Peel Heritage Complex:
New Name, Brand and Trademark
Council received a report regarding a new marketing
strategy for the spring 2012 re-launch and re-opening
of the Peel Heritage Complex (PHC).
The Peel Heritage Complex is currently undergoing
a capital expansion and will be doubling its size.
With the new facility, marketing research indicated
the need for a name that would have greater clarity
and resonance for PHC visitors and the community
at large. In re-naming the facility, it was determined
that a new brand program should be developed,
including a new logo and that these should be
protected through formal trade marking.
The new name “Peel Art Gallery, Museum
and Archives” (PAMA) will provide greater
clarity as to the resources housed within the
Regional Council endorsed the family
of services model as a framework for providing accessible
transportation services in Peel. One of the benefits
of using a ‘family of services’ model
is that it allows Peel to divert certain types of
trips to the most cost effective mode of delivery.
Agreements were entered into with Caledon Community
Services for delivering the Passenger Assistant
Program and Transhelp trips in Caledon.
Red Cross will continue to deliver Passenger
Assistant Program services in Mississauga and
Brampton as well as the Dialysis Transportation
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities
Act (AODA) was passed into law and is expected
to put additional pressure on specialized services
currently provided by Transhelp by expanding eligibility
Regional Council approved the extension
of the contract with Traffipax Inc. to include two
additional Red Light Cameras in addition to the
twenty five active Red Light Cameras currently in
The Red Light Camera program has been in operation
in the Region of Peel since December 2000 and
has proven to be effective in reducing red light
running and providing for a safer intersection
Regional Council also approved the expansion
of the Red Light Camera program for five additional
one year periods commencing in October 2012.
Paramedic Facility Co-location with the Town of Caledon
Regional Council approved entering into
a Memorandum of Understanding with the Corporation
of the Town of Caledon to commence design and renovation
of a co-located Fire and Paramedic Satellite Station
located at 2 Snelcrest Drive in the Town of Caledon.
The project involves renovating and expanding
the existing Fire Station #307 located near the
intersection of Snelcrest Drive and Valleywood
The renovation will add approximately 1,500 square
feet for Fire and Emergency Services and 2,400
square feet of new construction to accommodate
two ambulances along with associated personnel.
It is anticipated the cost of the renovations
will be approximately $850,000.