Find Out Which Councillors Are Voting For or Against The Brampton LRT Main Street Route

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July 8th, Brampton city council will vote on whether or not to approve an LRT that would run through downtown Brampton and up to Port Credit GO in Mississauga. We wrote a short fact sheet on 6 things you need to know about the LRT in case you’re confused about what this means for the city.

Whether or not you support the Brampton LRT, this plan has the potential to completely transform our city, and you might want a say with your councillor. We’ve compiled a list of all the city councillors in Brampton and asked them their opinion on the current LRT plan, so you won’t have to wonder.

Note : We will update these as we hear things or get responses from the councillors. Remember, these are not concrete and could be wrong.


Support LRT – Main street route

Mayor Linda Jeffrey

Position on the LRT: Supports the plan.

Martin Medeiros

Wards 3 & 4

Gurpreet Dhillon

Wards 9 & 10

Pat Fortini

Wards 7 & 8

Position on the LRT: Supports the plan

Gael Miles

Wards 7 & 8

Position on the LRT: TBA

Rumor: We hear that he’s on the fence, probably more on the supporting side.

100% supports based on our sources!

Don’t support the main street LRT route

Elaine Moore

Wards 1 & 5

John Sprovieri

Wards 9 & 10

Grant Gibson

Wards 1 & 5

Jeff Bowman

Wards 3 & 4

Position on the LRT: TBA

Rumor: Against it but didn’t officially respond to us.

Doug Whillans

Wards 2 & 6

Didn’t respond at all or on the fence about the main street LRT route

Michael Palleschi

Wards 2 & 6

Position on the LRT: No clear response

Doug Whillans

Wards 2 & 6

Position on the LRT: TBA

Rumor: We hear that he’s on the fence, but probably on the against side. He’s against as confirmed by our reader David Dennis. His stance has been added to the list above, check it out.

Gael Miles

Wards 7 & 8

Position on the LRT: TBA

Rumor: We hear that he’s on the fence, probably more on the supporting side.

 

 

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  • Ajay

    If we have to do a feeder network (which LRTs always are) then we have to feed into Toronto and not Missisauga.

    Last time we did a bus service, we spent more money than would have been spent on buying a Kia for everyone in Brampton without a car.

    Try to move forward with new technology and not backwards at 27 kmph (yes that will be the average speed of the LRT)

    • Richard

      I don’t disagree that an east to west LRT route would also be beneficial, but why say no to this, which would significantly subsidized to implement? We’re welcome to plan an LRT across Queen, but that will cost entirely more and wont be covered.

      Let’s say hypothetically we build one on Queen. The Hurontario LRT will still be built, but up to Steeles instead. Are people expected to jump from the LRT, to a bus, then get off the bus and transfer at Queen? That’s silly. We probably would end up extending it at a greater cost later when we’re sitting with a giant gap in the rapid transit system. You’re entirely correct we should move forward, but we shouldn’t go about it with a 2 steps forward 1 step back mentality.