County of Brant Mayor Ron Eddy and City of Brantford Mayor Chris Friel Deliver Joint Announcement Regarding Boundary Adjustment 

For Immediate Release
12/13/2016 
Contact: Maria Visocchi, Manager Corporate Communications 
Phone: 519.759.4150 

On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, City of Brantford Mayor Chris Friel and County of Brant Mayor Ron Eddy announced that the “Boundary Restructuring Order” has been officially signed by The Honourable Bill Mauro, Minster of Municipal Affairs. The approved Restructuring Order formalizes the Boundary Agreement between both municipalities.

It is with great excitement that both municipalities formally begin implementing strategies to achieve the following mutual objectives:

  • To assure shared prosperity by growing together as sustainable and independent municipalities
  • To strategically plan to accommodate the future growth projected by both municipalities
  • To achieve orderly and environmentally sustainable development, consistent with Provincial legislation as defined by the Planning Act and the Places to Grow Act, 2005
  • To ensure that, by way of implementing the Order and the Boundary Agreement, the municipalities shall continue to respect Aboriginal, treaty, constitutional, and other rights of the Six Nations of the Grand River and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and their members.

QUICK FACTS

  • Total Gross Area of 2,720 Hectares to be transferred to City jurisdiction
  • Total Residential Lands Gross Area of 1,980 Hectares
  • Total Employment Lands Gross Area of 740 Hectares

The following three areas are to be transferred to the City:

  1. The first area is located north of the City between Powerline Road and Governors Road East and totals 1,966 hectares. The City anticipates that the lands in the vicinity of and west of Golf Road will be for employment (industrial) uses, while the lands to the east of Golf Road are to be developed for residential and other related uses including schools, parks and local commercial uses.
  2. The second area is located east of Garden Avenue, north of Highway 403, and totals 174 hectares. This area is proposed to be developed for employment (industrial) use.
  3. The third area, located on either side of Mount Pleasant Road, is known as Tutela Heights and totals 580 hectares. This area is proposed to be developed for residential use.
  4. QUOTES

    “This achievement is the result of an extraordinary collaborative effort between staff from both municipalities, direction provided by both Councils, and consultation with the communities we are honoured to serve. We look forward to collectively beginning the work of better positioning our communities to thrive while planning to accommodate the future growth and economic prosperity projected for the region.”
    City of Brantford Mayor Chris Friel

    “Today, we’ve received word from the Honorable Bill Mauro, Minister of Municipal Affairs for the Provincial Government of Ontario, that the Boundary Agreement negotiated between the Council of the City of Brantford and the Council of the County of Brant has been signed by the Province, and, is therefore, legal. County Council thanks the staffs of both municipalities for proceeding to negotiate agreements regarding future services to be provided to the areas being transferred from the County of Brant to the City of Brantford.”
    County of Brant Mayor Ron Eddy

    Both municipalities also wish to acknowledge the tireless efforts of our MPP, Dave Levac, who worked diligently on behalf of the community to achieve this successful outcome.

    The Order officially takes effect January 1, 2017. Residents impacted by the new boundary adjustment will receive an information package outlining details of the transition and frequently asked questions during the week of December 19, 2016.

    Questions regarding the Boundary transition can be addressed by emailing communications@brantford.ca or calling 519-759-4150.

    Click to review Boundary Adjustment Frequently Asked Questions

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    Media Contacts:

    Maria Visocchi
    Manager, Corporate Communications
    City of Brantford
    Brantford, Ontario
    Office: 519.759.4150 Ext. 5754 | Cell: 519.732.9305
    mvisocchi@brantford.ca

    Lesley Lehmann
    Communications Coordinator and Executive Assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer
    Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
    County of Brant
    Phone: 519-449-2451 Ext. 2208
    lesley.lehmann@brant.ca