Brampton Youth Shelter
The location of a permanent youth shelter in Brampton is being proposed to replace the current temporary shelter.
- Applications open
There is a temporary Brampton Youth Shelter currently located at Queen Street East and Goreway Drive in Brampton. It was established as an interim solution for youth, through a lease of a motel.
Peel Region Council endorsed the development of a permanent youth shelter on a new site in Brampton, located at 1358 Queen Street West, based on the current need in the community.
Peel Region and the City of Brampton will be undertaking informal meetings with stakeholders in the area to provide further information and dialogue about this proposed development.
We will provide updates on this project as they are available.
The Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment applications have been submitted.
1358 Queen Street West is located in Ward 5 in Brampton. The proposed shelter will be located in the Credit Valley neighbourhood, close to:
- Schools and parks.
- Brampton Transit.
- Retail and health care walk in clinic.
- Downtown Brampton where support services are located.
- Educational facilities, such as schools and Sheridan college.
1358 Queen Street West was determined to be the preferred location for the youth shelter given its many positive attributes for youth including:
- Central location within Brampton.
- Proximity to existing public and planned rapid transit and a range of services and amenities for youth.
- The site being vacant and owned by Peel Region.
- Comparable built form and ongoing urban diversification in the area.
- Trees will provide privacy, aesthetic, and environmental benefits.
- Access to specific programming and supports to address health challenges, housing needs, employment services, and education for youth residents.
There is a demonstrated need for a new permanent youth shelter to provide safe space, and programs for those aged 16 to 24 in our community.
Youth homelessness can look different than adult homelessness. Youth may often stay with friends temporarily when they do not have access to safe housing with family. These temporary solutions do not provide stable or consistent housing.
Our goal is to create a place where everyone enjoys a sense of belonging and has access to the services and opportunities needed to thrive in each stage of their lives.
We are working with you in the early planning stages to ensure your feedback is heard. Your participation is important to us, and we look forward to your input.
Planning approvals and design
Peel Region’s consultant team, Arcadis IBI Group, has submitted the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment applications to the City of Brampton to permit a 4-storey, 80-bed youth shelter. More detailed architectural and landscape design work will be undertaken as part of a future Site Plan application.
During their stay, youth will be provided with many of the basic needs they otherwise may not receive.
Residents aged 16 to 24 who are experiencing homelessness will have access to shelter, structured programs to address family reunification, addictions, mental health challenges, and other issues. Youth will also receive support for their housing needs, including education and employment.
Each youth will be supported by a Youth Worker who will connect them to housing solutions and the appropriate support they require to be successful when leaving our shelter. Our aim is to provide a supportive environment for youth to develop and achieve their goals in rebuilding their lives.
The youth shelter will be operated 24/7 by staff trained in youth homelessness. Specific services and support will be provided based on the youth’s individual needs.
June 2023: The Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment applications are submitted.