August 2016

2016 Canada 55+ Games | August 16 - 19
The Canada 55+ Games are coming to Brampton August 16-19! Our city will welcome more than 2,000 participants, officials and guests during four days of competition and celebration.
Representatives from across Canada will compete in a variety of disciplines that test their physical and mental skills. All participants are age 55 or older, and serve as an inspiration to everyone to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle, throughout our lives.
People of all ages are invited to join the fun! Celebrate the Games and meet visitors from across the country at these free public events:
Opening Ceremony
Give competitors from across the country a warm welcome to Brampton
Tuesday, August 16  ∙  5-8 pm 
Powerade Centre, 7575 Kennedy Road South
A Tribute to Rio!
Dance the night away with the Cassava Latin Band in Downtown Brampton.
Wednesday, August 17  ∙  6-9 pm 
Garden Square, at the corner of Main and Queen Streets
Concert in Gage Park
Enjoy an eclectic mix of music while relaxing under the trees.
Thursday, August 18  ∙ 7 -9 pm 
Gage Park, southwest corner of Wellington and Main Street South
Spectators are also welcome, free of charge, at many of the competition venues. For details on activities, times and locations, visit .

Mount Pleasant Village
Nestled within the larger Mount Pleasant community in northwest Brampton is Mount Pleasant Village. Just steps from the GO train station, this transit-oriented urban village provides a unique experience in Brampton. At the heart of the village: a playground, public art, spaces to relax, and a reflecting pond that transforms into a skating rink in the winter. The landmark cultural and education facility houses a community centre, library and two-storey elementary school. Whether you're interested in art, heritage, outdoor activities or just relaxing with friends - Mount Pleasant Village has something for all ages, in all seasons.
Fireworks and You
After reviewing the Fireworks By-law, the City has approved changes to personal fireworks use. The by-law changes will be in effect later this year. Residents can use short-range fireworks on residential properties on Victoria Day, Canada Day, Diwali and New Year's Eve. Short-range fireworks travel less than 3 m (10 feet) when set off (e.g. fountains, wheels, ground spinners, sparklers). Permits will no longer be required. Rocket-type fireworks will be banned. [more...]
Taxi, Limo, Ride-sharing Review  
Share your input about taxi, limousine and ride-sharing services. The City has always licensed and monitored taxis and limousines. New players (ride share companies like Uber, etc.) are operating in Brampton without a local licence. The purpose of the review is to create a level-playing field for operators, while keeping public safety and consumer protection as key priorities. Your comments can help shape new regulations. Take the survey August 2 - 31.

Great Things Are Happening
Don't Forget!
Hip Concert in Garden Square
The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration concert on the big screen in Garden Square, August 20, from 8:30-11:30 pm. Bring your blankets and chairs! This viewing is free to the public. [more...]

Free Outdoor Movies
Chinguacousy Park, Gore Meadows, Mount Pleasant and Garden Square! Gather family and friends under the open sky this summer for evening movies. Remember to bring your lawn chair or blanket. Dates, times and more on our website. [more...]  

Downtown Brampton Farmers' Market
It's the 30th anniversary of the City managing the downtown market. 
Saturdays on Main Street
June 18 to October 8, from 7 am to 1 pm [more...]  

Parking reminder
Street parking is not allowed between 2 and 6 am or for more than three hours at any other time. To park overnight or for more than three hours, apply for a special consideration   online or through the   Pingstreet app.   [more...]  

Mount Pleasant Village Farmers' Market
Thursdays in Mount Pleasant Square at 100 Commuter Drive, Brampton
Until September 1, 4 - 8 pm
September 8 to October 6, 4 - 7 pm  

Priceless Playgrounds
These neighbourhood programs are ideal for children 7 to 13 years of age.
Our enthusiastic staff will provide children with the opportunity to participate in various games and sports with all equipment supplied. [more...] 

Flower City Seniors Centre Open House
Monday, August 8, 12 - 3 pm. Entry is free; refreshments and door prizes will be available. Take a tour, view or participate in program demonstrations and meet the instructors. [more...] 

Youth Vibe Nights
Youth Vibe Nights present FREE, fun activities for youth of all ages! Live music, fueled by some of Brampton's youngest and brightest artistic talents, will accompany the activities. [more...] 
Video: The Big Pour at Ching Park

Video: Don't be a PokéStat:
Safety first. Capture Pokémon second. 

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