June 14, 2016

Peel board seeks community input to refresh master plan for Britannia Farm

The Peel District School Board is currently gathering input to help plan the future of the Britannia Farm. Community members are encouraged to attend a public consultation meeting on June 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. to hear proposed plans and share ideas for the 200-acre green space.

"The Britannia Farm is a beautiful gem in the heart of Mississauga. It's a vital resource for schools, families and the surrounding community—a resource we know could be better used to further student learning," says Janet McDougald, chair of the board. "That's why we are committed to working with the community to revitalize the area into a vibrant, green, learning space for students, while also ensuring that all heritage buildings and natural features are preserved."

The purpose of the​ Master Plan Refresh is to develop student-focused environmental programs, manage physical and environmental resources, and determine appropriate public access on the Britannia Farm. Revenue-generating land use will also be explored in order to support the implementation of the plan. Input collected at this meeting will be used in future planning sessions and reported back to the community through the Peel board's website and at future public meetings in the fall.

The Britannia Farm is bordered by Hurontario St., Bristol Rd., McLaughlin Rd. and Matheson Blvd., and owned in trust by the Peel board for educational use. More information is available at www.peelschools.org/BritanniaFarm. Questions or comments can be submitted to communications@peelsb.com.

The public meeting will be held in the Mississauga Room at the HJA Brown Education Centre, located at 5650 Hurontario St. in Mississauga.

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Media contact: Janet McDougald, Chair, Peel District School Board, 905-278-1402, janet.mcdougald@peelsb.com

Reference: Kayla Tishcoff, Communications Officer, 905-890-1010 ext. 2239, kayla.tishcoff@peelsb.com  

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