February 2019
Update on Cannabis stores coming to Brampton
As early as April 1, 2019, privately-owned cannabis stores could open in Brampton. Here’s what you need to know:   

  • Private cannabis stores will be licensed and regulated by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). Six stores have been initially allocated for the GTA region.   
  • The stores will need to observe a minimum distance of 150 metres from schools. Areas in Brampton currently zoned to allow retail establishments are highlighted on this map
  • Upon receiving a store application, AGCO will facilitate a mandatory 15-day public notification period of the proposed store location. The public can provide comments or concerns via the AGCO portal.  
  • Retailers are not permitted to allow anyone under the age of 19 to enter their stores.  
  • Smoking recreational cannabis in Brampton is legal where tobacco consumption is permitted under the Smoke Free Ontario Act. For complaints about illegal use of cannabis, call 311. [more...]
Gore Meadows Outdoor Ice Rink Grand Opening  
On Sunday, February 3, bundle up and bring your skates to the new, covered outdoor ice rink at Gore Meadows for an afternoon of free family fun. Official ribbon cutting ceremony takes place at 1 pm.  [ more... ]
Celebrate Black History Month   
Join us for lunch at a “Taste of Black History Month” on February 22, and a fun closing event featuring entertainment, kids activities and free refreshments on February 28. [ more... ]
Investing in Creative Spaces   
Lester B. Pearson (LBP) Theatre in the Civic Centre is being revitalized to improve accessibility, upgrade technical equipment, and create a more appealing space. A redesigned lobby area will also serve as a community gathering place. The new and improved LBP opens Fall 2019.  [ more... ]  
Great Things Are Happening
Chinese New Year
Mayor Brown and Council invite you to celebrate Chinese New Year on February 8 with a lion dance, entertainment and refreshments at City Hall.  [ more… ]

Family Day          
Enjoy fun, family activities like drop-in swims, skates and sports at your local community centre on Monday, February 18.  [ more… ]

Cybersecurity Classes Launched
Ryerson University’s Chang School of Continuing Education has launched its cybersecurity classes at Brampton City Hall West Tower.  [ more... ]  

Brampton Fitness Membership   
Receive one month free when you sign up for an annual fitness membership! Offer ends February 15.  [ more... ]
Don't Forget
Calling All Aspiring Firefighters
Brampton residents interested in pursuing a career in the fire service can now apply and submit an application for the Brampton Fire and Emergency Services' George Hitchcock Bursary.  [ more... ]  

Snow updates  
We’re almost halfway through winter – hang in there! We’ve got everything you need to know when it snows, including the latest snow clearing updates. [ more... ]

Spring/Summer Recreation Guide   
Pick up your copy at any recreation centre or view online. Registration opens February 4! [ more... ]

2019 pet licences available now  
A licence is the best way to get a lost pet home safely. With the new BluePaw program, your pet licence can save you money when you shop.  [ more… ]

Upcoming Public Meetings
February 4
Citizen Appointments Committee
10:30 am – 12 pm

February 6
9:30 am – 4:30 pm 

February 7
Brampton School Traffic Safety Council 
9:30 am – 11:30 am 

Sports Hall of Fame Committee
7 pm – 9 pm

February 11
Brampton Appeal Tribunal 
9 am – 1 pm 

*Schedules subject to change

 Holiday Closure
City offices will be closed on Monday, February 18. 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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