June 2020
Message from Brampton City Council
As we start work on slowly reopening up our facilities, and offering more services that you are asking for, we want to assure you that we will be closely following the direction of Peel Public Health. It’s vitally important that we do this properly and safely. At present, there are a number of services that are available online and we continue to look for ways to offer more services in a safe manner. 

In the meanwhile, please continue to maintain physical distancing of two metres (six feet) and healthy hand hygiene. Our health officials have also recommended that you wear a non-medical mask in places such as on transit or in a grocery shop, where physical distancing may be a challenge. Whether you are a senior or youth needing either economic or social support, we are committed to your safety and our task forces will continue to provide the assistance that you need.

This newsletter highlights the updates to the measures we have put in place and resources available to you. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Together, we will overcome and come out stronger than ever before.

Thank you,
Mayor Patrick Brown & Members of Brampton City Council
Message from City of Brampton CAO
As we move through these challenging times, Team Brampton is working hard to ensure that you continue to receive the essential services that impact your life. We continue to work with Peel Public Health and all our partners to keep you and your family safe and maintain business continuity. The City has launched a number of online services and we are looking at different options to expanding our offerings. This newsletter provides an update on what we are doing for you.
As the weather starts to warm up, it’s natural that we all want to get out and about. However, it is important that our residents do their part – maintain the physical distancing and hand hygiene practices. We need to continue being diligent and can only overcome this if we continue working together. The City of Brampton is committed to your safety and well being and we have put in measures that demonstrates our commitment to the efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

David Barrick
Chief Administrative Officer
Your Thoughts on Reopening and Recovery?
Take the online survey by June 14 to tell us about your priorities for the gradual reopening of facilities and resumption of programs and services. All feedback received, along with advice from Peel Public Health will be considered to assist with our phased reopening. [ more... ]

Support Local!
Our businesses need us now more than ever! The City of Brampton has launched a “Support Local” campaign to encourage residents to Shop, Eat, Gift and Support Local. Don’t forget to promote and engage with your favourite Brampton businesses on social media. [ more… ]

City reopens Peel Village Golf Course and Tennis/Pickleball Courts
Following the Ontario government’s announcement that some recreational amenities can reopen, the City of Brampton has reopened all outdoor tennis and pickleball courts and Peel Village Golf Course with physical distancing and cleanliness measures in place to ensure the health and safety of all visitors and staff. [ more... ]

City reopens Brampton Cemetery
As of May 9, the City reopened the Brampton Cemetery, located at 10 Wilson Avenue, with controlled, limited access to ensure the safety of all visitors and staff. The City’s 25 pioneer cemeteries remain closed until further notice. [more…]  

Brampton Transit continues to Support Community
Brampton Transit continues to support the community while encouraging physical distancing and essential travel only. An enhanced cleaning and sanitizing schedule remains in effect for buses, terminals and facilities. Riders are encouraged to wear non-medical masks and carry their own hand sanitizer or wipes. Service changes also continue to remain in effect as we continue to adjust to demand. Follow @BramptonTransit on Twitter for updates.  [ more... ]

Keeping You Informed
Read the latest media releases about COVID-19 here .
Updates are also available in French , Punjabi , Urdu , Gujarati , Hindi , Tamil , Spanish , Portuguese , Tagalog , Italian and Vietnamese [ more... ]
June is Seniors Month
Seniors helped build this city. They play a key role in our community, and Seniors Month celebrates the significant contributions seniors continue to make. Because of COVID-19, this initiative is going online. If you’re a senior, or you know a senior, we encourage you to take part in our online activities, including an exciting project that highlights what community friendship means to you. The City also continues to provide grocery shopping support for seniors . Requests can be made by calling 311 or emailing covid19seniors@brampton.ca. [more...]
June is Recreation and Parks Month
Brampton Recreation annually highlights various recreational opportunities residents can access to ensure they are staying active and engaged. In light of COVID-19, this year’s programming is focused on remote, indoor activities that can be enjoyed individually or in small family groupings. [ more... ]

National AccessAbility Week May 31 - June 6
Brampton is inclusive for people of all abilities. Check out the resources available from the City and partners, or contact us if you require specific information in accessible format. [ more... ]

Inspirational Youth Speaker Series
A space for youth to come together, engage and stay connected. On June 3 and 17, tune in at 7 pm on Instagram Live @culturebrampton to hear from two amazing speakers . [ more… ]  

Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day: June 21
This year the celebration has gone digital. The site will feature kids’ activities, traditional recipes, and pre-recorded elements including opening prayer, traditional performances and closing prayer. [ more... ]
Celebrate Canada Day with the Nation!
July 1 attend the celebration of our Nation from your home! This year Canada Day goes digital, giving you a front row seat to our performance lineup. Check back for updates to what is happening July 1. [ more... ]
Economic Support Task Force
On May 13, City Council endorsed Brampton’s Economic Recovery Strategy as a framework for the City to move forward with restarting the local economy. The City continues to support businesses in navigating the impacts of COVID-19. For support, businesses can contact  covid19business @brampton.ca. [ more... ]

Seniors Support Task Force Update
The City continues to offer grocery support program , helping with order placement and delivery. The City also moderates the Seniors Digital Café telephone program, connecting seniors with peers for casual chats, activities and games.  [ more... ]

Social Support Task Force
The Social Support Task Force continues to serve our community, especially those most in need during this time. If you, or someone you know, needs help with food or shelter, please know that there is help available . If you have used our services, please fill out our online survey . Your feedback will be appreciated. [ more... ]

Youth Support Task Force
We continue to ask youth 14-29 about how Covid-19 is impacting them via our online survey . To date, more than 250 youth have responded. Key themes we are hearing include:
  • Covid-19 has negatively impacted their mental health
  • Schooling is a major concern
  • Youth need at-home entertainment support

The survey is still open for youth to have their say. [ more... ]
Thank You for Participating in the Art Expression Challenge
In order to provide youth with the necessary supports, we engage with them via social media by sharing resources and hosting activities and weekly challenges. As part of National Youth Week, we held an Art Expression Challenge asking youth to share their favourite Brampton hangout. Thank you to everyone who participated! Click here to view the winners.  [ more... ]
City Receives Platinum Status Youth Friendly Community Designation
The City of Brampton is excited to announce that we have once again received the Platinum Status Youth Friendly Community designation from Play Works, a program supported by Parks and Recreation Ontario. This is the third time the City has been recognized for its outstanding commitment to growth and development opportunities for youth, and is one of three communities to receive the top platinum designation this year. [ more...]
Keep Sidewalks Clear
When parking on your driveway, don’t block the sidewalk as they impede access for pedestrians and those with strollers and wheelchairs. [ more... ]
Tax Deferral
To cancel the pre-authorized payment for June property tax installment, fill out the online form to submit your request. All deferred payments are due to the City by August 19. [more...]

Open- Air Burning: What You Need to Know
As we spend more time at home, open-air fires and outdoor fireplaces have become more popular and appealing additions to backyards. However, Brampton Fire and Emergency Services would like to remind the residents in Brampton, the City does not permit open-air burning on property zoned residential. This includes fireplaces, chimineas, bonfires etc. Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility. [ more... ]
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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