Bramalea’s sister city that was never built

A while ago I stumbled upon a book titled “Chinguacousy Satellite” that I assumed was on Bramalea. Yet, to my surprise, the book was actually a proposal from 1969 for another satellite city in the northwest corner of Chinguacousy Township.

Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the proposal is that the new satellite city was to be very dense and to be designed to reduce the use of cars –  it was to be a walkable city with extensive public transit and golf carts to get around – something that was remarkably progressive for the time.

For some reason the city was never built, and 46-years later the land is still farmland. I am curious if any of my readers know anything about this proposal and why it was never realized.

Many pages from the proposal are reproduced below:

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A special thank you to Nick for sending me this article from the January 21, 1970 Brampton Guardian on why the project was shelved:

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4 thoughts on “Bramalea’s sister city that was never built

  1. Well, this is sure news. I’ve never heard of AR-JEL before; I’m tempted to have our volunteers poke through Chinguacousy council records for 1969 and see if there’s any reference. – Nick

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