News release: July 11, 2023
Peel Region receives the CVC 2022 Green Cities Award
Brampton, ON - (July 11, 2023) – Peel Region is a proud recipient of the 2022 Green Cities award from Credit Valley Conservation (CVC).
This award recognizes Peel Region for implementing leading-edge green infrastructure in both new development and existing urban areas. Infrastructure is the physical structure needed to operate a city such as stormwater pipes, roads or public buildings. Green infrastructure uses natural vegetation and green technologies to provide these services and offers additional environmental, health and social benefits to communities.
Since 1986, CVC's The CVC Friends of the Credit Conservation Awards have acknowledged the hard work and accomplishments of those who have made significant contributions to the health of Credit River Watershed.
The efforts being recognized by CVC are part of the Region's Climate Change Master Plan, which aims to increase green infrastructure and connectivity of natural areas across the Peel community. Some examples include:
- Constructing and maintaining over 200 leading-edge stormwater treatment practices to prevent harmful pollutants in runoff from regional roads and properties
- Mapping and assessing the condition of 14,105 individual trees and 3,666 tree and shrub clusters
- Actively investigating how climate change hazards like extreme heat and more intense storms impact the Region’s infrastructure
- Constructing a state-of-the-art snow storage facility which directs melting snow through several treatment devices before releasing it to the environment; and
- Developing a unique Stormwater Servicing Master Plan to guide storm infrastructure for future growth, rehabilitation of the existing infrastructure and mitigate the impacts of climate change
To learn more, visit:
- Climate Change and Energy Management - Regional Government - Region of Peel (peelregion.ca)
- Transportation - Region of Peel (peelregion.ca)
Peel Region is committed to undertaking initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and to ensure its services, operations, and infrastructure are resilient to the impacts of climate change. These efforts will help the Region plan and prioritize how best to adapt its infrastructure to ensure continued service delivery to residents and business that rely upon the Region's services every day.
Christine Tu, Peel Region, Director Climate Change and Energy Management
Having a master plan directs the work ahead to realize our climate commitment, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ensure our services, operations, and infrastructure are resilient to the impacts of climate change. Our master plan also brings together cross functional teams to work collaboratively and innovate for the benefit of the Peel community.
Gary Kent, Peel Region CAO
Region of Peel
About Peel Region
In 2024, Peel Region marks its 50th anniversary. Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe, and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 200,000 businesses in Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information explore peelregion.ca and follow us on X @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.
On December 13, 2023, the Ontario government announced that Peel Region will not be dissolved, and that Bill 112 legislation will be updated to reflect service delivery in Peel. Services for residents and businesses will continue without interruption. For updates and more information, visit Peel's transition page.