The Region of Peel, City of Brampton, Town of Caledon and City of Mississauga have finalized the acquisition of approximately 51km of the former Orangeville Brampton Railway corridor which run from the Caledon-Orangeville boundary to just north of Streetsville.
The lands were purchased at a cost of $5.8 million, funded from the Region’s Greenlands Securement Program, and have largely been transferred to the local municipalities, who will manage the multi-year process of developing the future of the lands, from design to construction and ongoing maintenance.
The acquisition is an excellent example of partnership between the Region and local municipalities, which will benefit the health and wellness of the community, support local business and become a significant regional tourism asset. It also provides a protected corridor for future utility needs.
In addition, the lands offer the opportunity to secure a strategic north-south connection of the Trans Canada Trail System.
Dignitaries from each municipal partner were in attendance at a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Region to commemorate the acquisition.