August 2017
Welcome Aboard
Newcomers Bus Tours

Residents who moved to Brampton after January 1, 2014 are invited to participate in the City's free, family-friendly Newcomers' Bus Tours! Tours begin and end at Brampton Library's Chinguacousy Branch, 150 Central Park Drive, on August 22 and 24, 2017 from 10 am to 1 pm.

Find out more about your local government and how to get the most out of the services available to you. Tour a recreation centre and learn about recreation opportunities and programs; discover the wealth of resources available at the library and how to access them; and learn how to use Brampton Transit to get you where you need to be, including maps, PRESTO fare cards and transfers.

Register by calling the Brampton Library at 905.793.4636 or in person at any Brampton Library branch, beginning August 1. A library card is required for registration. If you do not have one, simply call 905.793.4636 or apply in person at any branch. [more...]

ActiveAssist Fee Subsidy Program
ActiveAssist is a fee subsidy program designed to help low-income families and individuals in Brampton participate in recreation programs, such as dance, fitness and sports, as well as programs focused on youth and those with special needs. This assistance is given in the form of a credit to your account. Confidentiality is always maintained. Find out if you qualify and how to apply.   [more...]
Ride Review
The City continues to review the Mobile Licensing by-law, with additional workshops recently completed for the taxi industry this summer. In Phase 1 of the review, proposed changes to taxis and limos will be presented to Council in Fall 2017. In Phase 2 (early 2018), staff will look into the feasibility of licensing the rideshare industry. [more...]

Great Things Are Happening
Don't Forget
Seniors Open House
Visit the Flower City Seniors Recreation Centre and sample a variety of programs, take a tour and meet the instructors. Entry is free.   [more...]
Fall and Winter Recreation Guide
The Fall and Winter Recreation Guide is available starting August 4. Pick up your copy at any recreation centre or view it online. 
Have a Seat
The Muskoka Chair Project is complete and now you can take a seat. The city has 150 artistic creations on display to see and use. Check out an interactive map of the locations, artist information and chair photos.  [more...]
Don't Get Ticketed
Did you know that parking on Brampton streets between 2 and 6 am is illegal - but you can apply for a free parking consideration? Call 311 or apply online.  [more...]
ONTour Concert in Garden Square
The ONTour concert is partnering with Friday Night Live at Garden Square on September 1 for ONTour Brampton. Marking Ontario 150, the concert is free to all and will feature Kardinal Offishall, Anjulie, JoSH the BaND and Amanda Marshall. [more...]
Summertime in the Square
Garden Square has so much to offer everyday! There is a variety of free entertainment for all to enjoy. Attend weekly movies, live entertainment and cultural events, or simply sit and enjoy a coffee. It all happens downtown.   [more...]
Summer Movies Under the Stars
Bring your blanket or lawn chair to free family-friendly outdoor movie screenings at select recreation centres. Find full movie listings and plan your night out. [more...]

Markets Going Strong
Peaches, cherries, fresh veggies and so much more! Come to the Downtown Farmers' Market to connect with local farmers and artisans to buy fresh, locally-grown produce, preserves, baked goods, hand-made crafts and more from over 50 vendors. Drop by the Mount Pleasant Village Market this and other delectable goods every Thursday. [more...]

Upcoming Public Meetings
Tuesday, August 1
Committee of Adjustment (9 am)
Wednesday, August 9
City Council (9:30 am)
Tuesday, August 8
Environment Advisory Committee (6 pm)
Accessibility Advisory Committee (6:30 pm)
*Schedules subject to change. 
Thursday, August 17
Cycling Advisory Committee (7 pm)
Civic Holiday Closure
City offices will be closed Monday, August 7. Participants at  recreation and community centres  should call ahead as some facilities may operate on holiday hours.
As part of its commitment to being an open and accessible government, the City of Brampton encourages public participation in its decision-making process. For a full schedule of this month's public meetings, visit our website. [more...] 
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