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Brampton the third-largest city in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada and the seat of Peel Region. As of the 2006 census, Brampton's population stood at 433,806, making it the 11th largest city in Canada. It is also one of Canada's fastest growing municipalities, with an average annual growth rate (2001–2006) of 6.6%. With the median age at 33.7, it is the youngest community in the GTA. It is estimated that in 2011 Brampton has 510,000 people

Brampton was incorporated as a village in 1853, taking its name from the rural town of Brampton, in Cumbria, England. Brampton was once known as The Flower Town of Canada, a title it earned due to the city's large greenhouse industry. This included Dale's Flowers, a company that won many international rose awards for nearly half a century. Today, the city's major economic sectors include advanced manufacturing, retail administration and logistics, information and communication technologies, food and beverage, life sciences and business services. It houses the national headquarters of Loblaw Companies, HBC/Zellers, Bacardi, Brita, Clorox and other companies.

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Springdale - Brampton Homes For Sale

Spring Dale is an excellent community located north east of brampton, easy access to toronto, very close to the pearson internation Airport, the community consist of Residentail Single Detach homes, Residential Street homes, Residential medium density, Schools, place of worship, parks. Brampton Civic Hospital also knows as william Osler Health Centre located in springdale at the corner of Bramalea Rd / Bovaird Dr East.

Castlemore - Brampton Homes For Sale

Castlemore is a suburban community that is located 14 km northeast of Brampton proper and 45 km northwest of Toronto, in Ontario, Canada. It is a neighbourhood of Brampton northwest of Claireville, and also consists of the neighbourhoods of Alloa and Coleraine.

It is an area that has been in active and rapid development since the early 1990s, with large residential developments occurring in the southeastern portion in the 2000s. The majority of the population live in luxury homes with large minimum 2-acre (8,100 m2) lots - over 24 m (80 ft).

Castlemore is southwest of Bolton and southeast of Caledon and Orangeville, and west of Woodbridge. It is accessible from Highway 427 via Highway 7, and The Gore and the Highway 407 at the Goreway interchange or at Airport Road interchange.

Castlemore become the hottest community of south asians cause of Gurdawar and Hindu Temples And Masjids. castlemoe is border of Brampton east, bounderies are attached with vaughan, Toronto, Bolton, Area. Close to Hwy 27 makes it very easier for residents to commute to different part of Toronto, etobicoke, pearson ineternational. Most of the Construction is very new, recently built houses, prices are in between any where from 300K to over million dollar.

Bramalea - Brampton Homes For Sale

Bramalea is a neighbourhood in the city of Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Created as an innovative "new town", Bramalea was developed as a separate community from the city. Located in the former Chinguacousy Township, it was Canada's first satellite community developed by one of the country's largest real estate developers, Bramalea Consolidated (later Bramalea Limited), formerly known as Brampton Leasing.

The name "Bramalea" was created by the farmer William Sheard, who integrated the BRAM from Brampton, MAL from Malton (a neighbouring region), and the LEA, an old British word meaning meadow or grassland. He sold the land to Brampton Leasing developers and built one of Bramalea's first houses on the intersection of Bramalea Road and Avondale Boulevard. Mr. Sheard owned a large parcel of cattle grazing land that was purchased by the new venture.

The community had an extensive Master Plan, which included provisions for a parkland trail system of "green belts" that followed small rivulets that feed the Etobicoke Creek and a "downtown", which would include essential services and a Bramalea city centre shopping centre. The downtown area's centrepiece was the Civic Centre, which included the township's council chamber, a library, live stage theatre, fire dispatch control centre, post office, and the fledgling Rogers Cable community production centre. This building was funded and built by Bramalea's agreement to maintain a particular balance of residential/industrial taxation base. In default, and in lieu of cash payment, Bramalea offered the Civic Centre as recompense. The township accepted, and as a result, an interesting piece of 1970s architecture was erected.

Shortly thereafter, the Township of Chinguacousy was swallowed up in a merger with the Town of Brampton, to become the City of Brampton. Directly across Team Canada Drive from the Civic Centre, Bramalea Limited built a shopping centre named Bramalea City Centre. The two centrepieces were connected by a short underground tunnel, which has long since been sealed due to hooligan activities. Other features included a police station, which was built before the other structures, (closed in 2008 in order to move into the new Peel Region offices), a bus terminal which originally was a "dial-a-bus" hub, and a collection of seniors' retirement homes.

Each phase of the new city was built with progressing first letters of street names. Development started with the "A" section, with street names like Argyle, Avondale, and Aloma. Developer then created a "B" section, "C" section, and so forth.

Bramalea is the location of the Brampton Assembly automobile factory, owned by Chrysler and originally developed by American Motors for the manufacture of its large Eagle Premier sedan (a joint venture with Renault).

The neighbourhood is served by the Bramalea GO Station on GO Transit.

Heart Lake - Brampton Homes For Sale

Heart Lake is a lake located in the northern part of Brampton, Ontario, Canada. The lake itself is found in the Heart Lake Conservation Area in which trees are planted every year by students from the local elementary schools. There are numerous biking and running trails as well as a roped-off area for swimming in the lake, as well as boat rentals. The community immediately surrounding around the lake takes its name from it, as do several institutions.

Mount Please - Brampton Homes For Sale

Mount Pleasant is an unincorporated community located in northwest portion of Brampton, in the Regional Municipality of Peel in Ontario, Canada. Historically, the community consisted mainly of agricultural lands with a farm named Mount Pleasant. Since opening the Mount Pleasant GO Station in 2006 The area has experienced rapid suburban growth.

Professor's Lake - Brampton Homes For Sale

Professor's Lake is a 65-acre spring-fed artificial lake located in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Beginning in 1918, the area where the lake currently is was used as a gravel pit. In total, the pit produced approximately 20 million tonnes of sand and gravel. It re-opened as a quarry from 1954 to 1973. When digging hit the water table, the gravel pit flooded and the lake was formed in 1983. Improvements to the resulting lake were undertaken in 1973 by the company that owned the gravel pit operations, and it was at this time that it was given its name in honour of Hans Abromeit, a German professor of economics and the company's president.

The lake is used extensively for sailing, windsurfing, fishing, and canoeing. Professor's Lake Recreation Centre is located on the southern side of the lake and has a beach for swimming as well as a waterslide. There are also three volleyball courts at the far end of the beach.

The immediate residential neighborhood surrounding the lake is also widely referred to as Professor's Lake. Residential homes surrounds much of the lake with a small park at the southwest end. The park continues on the east side of lake with a beach, small boat dock and city recreation centre. A paved 2 kilometre promenade surrounds part of the lake. Prior to residential development, the lake was farmland.

In August 1998, the beach was temporarily closed after a local fisherman caught a rogue piranha in the lake. The origins of the piranha remain unclear 

 

 

 

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Brampton Basement Apartments


History of basement apartments in Brampton

 

In 1994, the Government of Ontario proclaimed Bill 120, which permitted second units in houses. The bill permitted the units, despite Brampton’s municipal zoning bylaws, if the units met health and fire safety standards.

On November 16, 1995, the Government of Ontario introduced Bill 20, restoring to municipalities the right to outlaw basement apartments. Bill 20 became effective on May 22, 1996.

Bill 20 prohibits new apartments in houses after May 22, 1996. The bill allowed homeowners to keep apartments in houses that tenants or other residents occupied on or before November 16, 1995 – if they conform to the requirements of the original Bill 20. It also allowed apartments that homeowners built between November 16, 1995 and May 22, 1996 if the City issued a building permit.

What is a basement apartment (or “secondary suite”)?

A basement apartment is a self-contained apartment consisting of a room or rooms in a single or semidetached house. A basement apartment may be in any part of the house, not necessarily in the basement. Some people call these apartments granny flats, nanny suites, accessory apartments and second suites. The City’s bylaw refers to them as "residential units."

A self-contained apartment must have a separate means of entry (which may be through another unit), a kitchen (or cooking area) and bathroom facilities. A self-contained apartment may be as small as a single room that contains all of these features.

However, if you rent a room in a house or a flat with a shared entrance, kitchen and bathroom facilities, this bylaw does not apply to you.

Are basement apartments legal in Brampton?

About 3,000 homes in Brampton have legal basement apartments that homeowners built after the Government proclaimed Bill 120. For these units to be legal, the owners had to have built them before November 16, 1995 and the owners had to have registered them with the City of Brampton before January 31, 2006 or they had to have legal non-conforming status.

Any basement apartments that owners have built since November 16, 1995 are illegal in the City of Brampton.

A single or semidetached registered home can only have one basement apartment. The City strictly prohibits homes that owners have subdivided into more than two units, unless the City has specifically zoned the property to permit multiple units. The City has zoned very few properties as triplexes.

How safe are legally registered basement apartments in Brampton?

All legal registered basement apartments in Brampton had to comply with the Building Code and Fire Code when the City approved them. If the owner afterwards modified the home or added more units, the owner would have had to get a building permit and arrange for City staff to inspect the property before construction could begin.

What should I know before buying a home with a basement apartment?

Your real estate agent or lawyer must confirm with the City that a home for sale has a legally registered basement apartment or is legally non-conforming and complies with the Building and Fire Codes.

A code of conduct requires real estate agents to fully and fairly disclose all information about a property for sale. Typically, real estate agents use the caution “Vendor does not warrant retrofit status” when listing homes with doubtful legal status. Consumers should seek further legal advice before offering to buy these homes.

Benefits of a legal basement apartment:

Peace of mind – By having the City authorize a second suite, you will know you did all that you could to make a safe healthy home for you and your tenant.
Reduced liability – You can get adequate insurance coverage.
Improved relationships – A legal and safe second suite is likely to improve relationships with your tenants, your neighbours and with the City.


Risks of an illegal or unsafe basement apartment:

Increased liability – You, as a homeowner, are responsible for meeting established standards for a second suite. If anything, such as a fire, happens, you would be liable, because you failed to meet requirements.
Loss of insurance coverage – Building a rental unit in your home is a major change to your home. If you don’t let your insurance provider know that you have changed how you are using your home, you could, in fact, make your coverage “null and void”. (This means that you would no longer have any insurance coverage.)
Limited damage recovery – An insurance policy does not cover the costs for rebuilding your home to meet current standards. Your insurance company is only required to cover the costs of restoring your home to the state that it was in when you bought your policy, before any damage.
Prosecution -- If you do not meet City codes, you are breaking the law. You run the risk of being charged and can face fines of as much as $50,000 -- or even a year in prison — for each charge.
Financing – Banks and other lenders don’t generally consider income from an unauthorized basement apartment when you try to qualify for a mortgage loan.
Tenants – You are a landlord. You must maintain your basement apartment in good operating order and you must follow all fire safety laws. Tenants may apply to reduce their rent if the unit fails to meet municipal health, safety, maintenance and property standards.
Tenant insurance – Your homeowner’s policy will not cover property that a tenant of an unauthorized apartment owns.
Can I legally convert vacant space in my home into a basement apartment?

No. The City’s zoning bylaw does not permit new basement apartments. If you did not have a basement apartment in your home before November 16, 1995, you cannot add one. A home built after 1995 can never have a legal basement apartment.

You have to ask the City to change the zoning bylaw before it can permit a new basement apartment. Asking the City to change the zoning bylaw requires you to submit a zoning bylaw amendment application and a fee of $7,759 to the City’s Planning, Design and Development Department. The staff of the department will process your application and recommend whether City Council should approve your application to change the zoning bylaw.

The rezoning process includes:

City staff holding a public meeting to allow anyone living within 800 meters of your property -- or any other person interested in your application -- to comment.
You post a sign on the property, detailing the nature of your application.
City Council decides whether to approve or refuse to change the zoning.
You or anyone who attended the public meeting, expressed a view or made a written submission can appeal City Council’s decision on your zoning application to the Ontario Municipal Board. The zoning amendment process can take about six months to a year to complete.

For further information on how to apply for a zoning amendment, contact the Planning, Design and Development Department at 905-874-2050 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 905-874-2050 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Can I still register an older home that had a basement apartment before November 16, 1995?

A home with a basement apartment that a previous owner had not registered with the City of Brampton may still have legal non-conforming status. Contact Enforcement and By-Law Services to determine whether the home has this status.

If City staff investigate the situation and discover enough evidence to prove that the home had a basement apartment before November 16, 1995, the staff can add your unit to the City’s Registration List -- if you have complied with the requirements under the Building Code and Fire Code and you have clearance from the Electrical Safety Authority. Converting and upgrading the apartment to meet standards may cost you more than $15,000. However, you may also qualify for a grants for converting your property through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

 

If staff do not find enough evidence that the home had a basement apartment before November 16, 1995, the City will require the homeowner to dismantle the unit or face prosecution.

Where can home buyers get more information?

Bylaw Enforcement enforcement@brampton.ca
905-458-3424 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 905-458-3424 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Building Division Contact Building


Fire Inspection Contact Fire and Emergency Services

Electrical Safety Authority www.esainspection.net
1-877-372-7233 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-877-372-7233 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Brampton Real Estate Board www.breb.org
905-791-9913 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 905-791-9913 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Landlord and Tenant Board www.ltb.gov.on.ca
416-645-8080 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 416-645-8080 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Insurance Bureau of Canada www.ibc.ca
905-362-2031 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 905-362-2031 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

CMHC www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca
rrap_ontario@cmhc-schl.gc.ca
1-800-704-6488 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-704-6488 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Canadian Association of
Home and Property Inspectors www.nca-anc.com
613-839-5344 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 613-839-5344 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Where can tenants get more information?

Fire Inspection Contact Fire and Emergency Services

Landlord and Tenant Board
www.ltb.gov.on.ca
416-645-8080 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 416-645-8080 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Insurance Bureau of Canada www.ibc.ca
905-362-2031 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 905-362-2031 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Enforcing the law against illegal and unsafe basement apartments

Illegal units:
The Enforcement and By-Law Services Division at the City of Brampton investigates zoning violations regarding basement apartments. If you suspect an illegal basement apartment, report your concerns to 905-458-3424 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 905-458-3424 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or e-mail to enforcement@brampton.ca. You must provide detailed information to support your allegations before staff start to investigate your concerns.

Unsafe Units:
Brampton Fire and Emergency Services investigates all fire safety issues. Tenants and homeowners can report fire safety concerns to the Fire Prevention Division at 905-874-2740 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 905-874-2740 end_of_the_skype_highlighting and ask for a fire safety complaint inspection. Typical fire safety issues include:

Poor or no fire separations – such as walls and doors - between residential units
Poor or no way to escape during a fire
Defective or no smoke alarms or carbon monoxide detectors
Faulty wiring
Additional resources

Provincial Legislation (e-laws)

Building Code
Fire Code
The Residential Tenancies Act
Real Estate and Business Brokers Act
Special note to realtors and homeowners

The province licenses real estate agents. They must make sure that buyers are aware of the risks of buying a home with a basement apartment. The public rely on the realtor for accurate information. Realtors can reduce their own risk, and that of their clients, by telling clients about the rules for basement apartments or secondary suites. If they don’t, the City may hold the realtor liable or the realtor may face punishment.