Queen Street-Highway 7 BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) corridor



Queen Street-Highway 7 BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) corridor


Brampton Transit staff will be hosting a series of public meetings to discuss the 2019 Service Plan.  There will be 7 sessions of which 3 of them will feature materials on the planning for

Queen Street-Highway 7 BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) corridor.

Registration is not required and there is no cost to attend these sessions.  The meetings will be of the open-house, drop-in format with display boards and staff onsite to answer questions.


Week 1

  • Wednesday, March 29:  Gateway Terminal (3pm to 6pm) – inside the terminal building
  • Thursday, March 28:  City Hall Conservatory (5pm to 8pm)
    • Includes an update on Queen Street BRT
  • Saturday, March 30:  Cassie Campbell Community Centre (10am to 1pm)


Week 2

  • Monday, April 1:  Bramalea Transit Terminal (3pm to 6pm) – inside the terminal building
    • Includes an update on Queen Street BRT
  • Tuesday, April 2:  Cassie Campbell Community Centre (5pm to 8pm)
  • Wednesday, April 3:  Gore Meadows Community Centre (5pm to 8pm)
  • Thursday, April 4:  Century Gardens Recreation Centre (5pm to 8pm)
    • Includes an update on Queen Street BRT


If you require further information, please contact Hank Wang, Strategic Transit Planner, Transit/City of Brampton – hank.wang@brampton.ca


CORRECTION RE: Save the Date – Webinar on Friday March 22nd ahead of Spring MPP Meetings



The week of April 22nd is a Constituency Week for Ontario MPPs. There is no better time to meet with them in your ridings!


Join us Friday, March 22nd for a webinar to help fully prepare you for these meetings.


With the government’s review of REBBA underway, there are a lot of important issues to communicate to our elected officials. We want to make sure your meetings are effective.


Even if you’re a seasoned pro with a great relationship with your MPP, please join us!


Webinar details and registration information will follow next week.



Last Chance REBBA Survey

Survey - Facebook V2

Tomorrow, (March 15th) the REBBA Review consultation closes.


That means that this is our Last Chance to push the Ministry survey to all REALTORS® and encourage them to take it.


We’ve had a tremendous response so far, but we need more members to take the survey. The Ministry has told OREA that thousands of Ontarians have responded.


This our members’ Last Chance to have their say on the future of REBBA.


Survey Link: https://www.ontario.ca/form/survey-modernizing-rules-ontario-real-estate-professionals


Here’s how you can help:


  1. Share attached graphic on your social media channels and include the survey link.
  2. Do a local all member email letting them know this is their last chance to have their say on the future of REBBA
  3. Forward the survey link to your client lists


OREA Final REBBA Submission


On Monday, March 18th OREA will be sharing our final submission in response to the Ministry consultation paper with all Boards.


The Taskforce has done some tremendous work and we can’t wait to share it with you.


Email me with any questions – mthornton@orea.com. Thanks everyone!








Are you a Drone user or interested in Drones – then these important information sessions are for you!!


Transport Canada has announced new rules and regulations for drones, which will take effect on June 1, 2019. REALTORS® using drone photography for their business may be impacted. The new regulations no longer differentiate between recreational and commercial drone operations and will require drone pilots to register and mark their drones, as well as pass an exam for their pilot certificate. A communication about the new regulations will be included in this months News2Me.


That being said, Transport Canada officials announced this week that they will be hosting public information sessions to answer questions on the new regulations.

The following sessions will be held next week:



Date Time Venue
Tuesday, MARCH 19, 2019 18:00-20:00 Joseph Shepard Building

4900 Yonge Street

Toronto, ON

M2N 6A4

Wednesday, MARCH 20, 2019 10:00- 12:00 Novotel Toronto Vaughan

200 Bass Pro Mills Drive

Vaughan, ON

L4K 0B9



The deadline to register for the sessions is 24 hours before the event. Space is limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dil Puar;   dpuar@crea.ca


We have arrived


Dear OREA Member,

As the provincial Association representing Ontario REALTORS’® interests, we have a responsibility to support our members.

In 2017, your OREA Board of Directors decided that OREA needed to look and act differently to serve its members better.

We decided to tackle change head on.

We stared disruption in the face.

We demanded more for our profession, home owners and aspiring home owners.

We were bold.

We tried new things.

We wanted to be a strong and trusted voice in the public debate.

We succeeded.

Read our story here: www.OREAYearinReview.com


Karen Cox
2019 OREA President

Modernizing the Rules for Ontario Real Estate Professionals

CALL FOR ACTION – Modernizing the Rules for Ontario Real Estate Professionals


The Minister of Government and Consumer Services is creating a consultation process focused on modernizing laws that govern realtors (REBBA) to reduce red tape, improve transparency and protect consumers.  They are looking for feedback from you and/or your clients on the experience of buying, selling or renting a home using a real estate brokerage, broker or salesperson.


The online survey will take less than 10 minutes but must be submitted by March 15th, 2019 – Please click here to read more and to start the survey; link


Please feel free to share the link with your colleagues and clients.