October 2020
Message from Brampton City Council
Dear Residents
The pandemic is not over. We moved into Stage 3 of reopening as we were doing well to contain the virus. Unfortunately, we are seeing a rise again and we want to remind our residents that we have to continue following all safety measures – maintain social distancing, wear masks at places where distancing is a challenge, wash hands often, if you are not feeling well, get tested.
We continue to advocate for increased support from our higher levels of government for additional facilities and financial resources. Working with provincial partners and Peel Public Health, the City of Brampton guided residents and businesses through an initial set of closures and a gradual reopening. Collaboration with community partners saw test, trace, isolate and treat in action. One of Ontario’s first COVID-19 Assessment Centres was at South Fletcher’s Sportsplex, with additional testing also available at Peel Memorial. Peel Public Health continues to contact trace and investigate outbreaks, provide insight into data and evidence, and work with partners and businesses to implement precautions.
With regards to other matters, soon we will begin our 2021 Budget discussions and we encourage our residents to get involved and be part of the process. Stay tuned on how you can participate and provide your feedback.
Our community is strong and steadfast and Council is committed to working through these tough times with you.
Thank you for your support and stay safe.
Mayor Patrick Brown & Brampton City Council
Message from City of Brampton CAO
Dear Residents
The City’s corporate facilities are now open for appointment-based services, and it is important to remember that COVID-19 pandemic is not over as yet. We are taking all safety precautions to ensure that our residents and staff stay safe and I ask everyone to continue to maintain all safety protocols. Please ensure you make an appointment if you need to visit City Hall or one of our facilities. It can be done through the City's website. A number of our services are available online as well. If you have questions please call 311 and our staff would be happy to assist you.
Rest assured, we will continue to re-assess the situation and implement all safety measures as required.
Some major initiatives continue to move forward to build a City of Opportunities. These include the approval of the Downtown Brampton Flood Mitigation EA; Community Energy and Emissions Reduction Plan; public sessions for Riverwalk Urban Design Master Plan; visioning an Urban Community Hub around Shoppers World to foster Transit-Oriented Communities in Brampton; and a new partnership with the Founder Institute to strengthen supports for entrepreneurs and businesses. Unlocking the potential of Downtown and Uptown Brampton are key priorities for Council and a major economic benefit to our city, residents and businesses. We are excited for the possibilities and look forward to working with our citizens on making Brampton the best place to live, work and play.
Stay safe and stay healthy.
David Barrick
Chief Administrative Officer
Reopening and Recovery Update 
City Hall and other corporate facilities are open, and appointments have to be pre-booked on the City website before you plan your visit. Walk ins are not permitted because the City has a responsibility to follow health and safety precautions with occupancy numbers, cleaning, disinfecting and allowing for sufficient physical distancing. The Fall season registered recreation programs are on hold until further notice. The City will re-asses the situation and share information as it becomes available.  [more…] 

3 Must Knows for Social Gatherings
  1. Limited to 10 people (including hosts) for indoor and 25 people for outdoor gatherings at private residences. Fines ranging from $880.00 to $100,000 can be imposed under Provincial Orders.
  2. Must keep noise levels down. Upon receiving complaints, the City can issue monetary penalties under the Public Nuisance By-Law. 
  3. If guests need to street park for more than 3 hours or between 2 am to 6 am, apply for a free parking consideration.

Mask Up. It's a Shared Responsibility to Keep Our Community Safe.
  • It is mandatory to wear masks/face coverings in indoor public spaces, including in common areas of multi-unit residential buildings, including apartments and condominiums. With common spaces such as corridors, lounges, lobbies, parking areas and elevators, it is everyone’s responsibility to help stop the community spread of the virus. Violations may be reported by calling 311. [more…
  • It is important to wear your mask properly covering your mouth, nose and chin. Masks are mandatory in all Brampton Transit buses and terminals. Practise physical distancing and wash or sanitize your hands often. Stay up to date on service changes, follow us on Twitter @BramptonTransit.  [more...] 

COVID-19 Relief Fund for Artists and Art Organizations
The City of Brampton is supporting local artists through the COVID-19 Relief Fund for Artists and Art Organizations. Brampton-based individual artists can apply for up to $1,000 in relief funds apiece until December 4.  [more...] 

Loafer’s Lake Reopening 
Loafer’s Lake Recreation Centre is reopening this month after extensive renovations. Improvements to the centre include new fitness change rooms, family change rooms, a sensory room, and refurbishments to the lobby, pool and parking lot. See what programs are available and read more about the expansions and updates here. [more...

Recreation Seniors Offerings  
Designated seniors hours are in effect at five Recreation Centres. Residents aged 55+ are invited to participate in a variety of programming, including fitness, swim, and skate activities. For specific days, locations, and times, click here. Reservation is required.  [more...] 

Document Commissioning Services
Commissioning Services through the City Clerk’s Office such as attestation of pension documents, name changes, vehicle transfers etc. are available by appointment only on Tuesdays 1 - 3:30 pm and Thursdays 9 am – 12 noon. Applicants must review commissioning document requirements and guidelines on the City webpage before booking an appointment to visit the Clerk’s Office. [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...]
Join Us for a Free Virtual Live Cooking Segment
This year, Fire Prevention Week is from October 4 to 10. Remember to always stay in the kitchen while cooking. Join us for a virtual live cooking segment and Q&A with Chef Rosso from J Red & Co. Food + Drink on October 5 at 6 pm on Facebook live. [more…

‘Shoppers World’ Virtual Townhall 
Residents are invited to learn more about Transit Oriented Communities (TOC) and plans for the Uptown Brampton Hurontario-Steeles redevelopment at a virtual town hall led by Urban Land Institute on Thursday, October 8 from 6 to 8:30 pm. For more information and to register click here[more…

Brampton Farmers’ Market    
Enjoy the final few weeks of the market. The harvest is in with plenty of seasonal produce and packaged foods to set your table for Thanksgiving and beyond. Bring your family to the Brampton Farmers' Market, Saturdays until October 24 from 8 am to 1 pm in Downtown Brampton. Non-medical/cotton masks are required. [more…

Digital Doors Open Brampton 
Until October 31, experience Brampton’s history, heritage and unique spaces from the comfort of your home, as part of Digital Doors Open. The City of Brampton has created an online hub with tours, videos and photos of more than 20 historic and heritage locations plus places of interest in our city. All part of the province-wide event. [more…

2020 Poppy Campaign  
On October 30, the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Campaign launches. The Poppy Campaign is a local initiative, conducted by Legion Branches in cities, towns and communities across the country. Donations collected directly support Veterans and their families within our community and help ensure Canadians ‘never forget’. Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 restrictions, please check in for details closer to the date. [more… 
Economic Support Task Force
Brampton celebrates Small Business Month in October. Join us in sharing our appreciation for our small business community. Find out how at #SupportLocalBrampton. Brampton continues to provide ongoing support for businesses, while implementing the immediate initiatives under the Economic Recovery Strategy. [more...]

Seniors Support Task Force Update
Seniors looking for information about grocery resources can visit the City website where a list of food banks, pantries and food delivery programs is available. If you require support or have questions about the available resources, please call 311 or email covid19seniors@brampton.ca. For urgent food support, our Social Support Task Force can help arrange for food bank support. [more...]

Social Support Task Force
The Team continues to work on addressing shelter and grocery needs of our residents through partner organizations and food banks. Since March 21, the team has made 2,753 grocery deliveries and provided 415 food pickups; transitioned 29 people dealing with homelessness into shelters in collaboration with our partner organizations; and distributed 115 emergency kits. If you need or know someone in need, there is help available. [more...]

Youth Support Task Force
The task force continues to provide youth and parents support and up-to-date resources on the web page. Check out the latest information on 2020/2021 OSAP application and COVID-19 cases in schools and child care centres. [more… ]

Social, Cultural and Economic Empowerment & Anti-Black Racism Unit 
In an effort to promote Black-owned businesses in Brampton, we're building a database to feature on the City’s website. If you’d like to be featured, complete this form. We’re also in need of volunteers, click here to sign up. [more… ] 

Brampton Tourism Strategy   
Have friends and family that visited you in Brampton? We want to hear from them. Please encourage visitors to participate in the online survey. [more… ]

Brampton Grow Green Survey 
Tell us what is important to you as we prioritize our environmental efforts and green action. Take the Grow Green Action Plan survey available until October 16. [more… ]
Fall Cleanup Program 
Take a few minutes to help clean up litter in our city – around your home, local park, or in front of your business. You can grab a free cleanup kit by registering online. Check out our “Be like Bill” campaign online to learn more about how one Bramptonian is leading the way and making a green impact. [more...] 

Non-Profit Online Learning Series    
The final free workshop being offered in partnership with Peel Leadership Centre is Tuesday, October 13. These workshops help support the non-profit sector as they cope with the impacts of COVID-19. [more…
Nurturing Neighbourhoods 
We’re about halfway through the 2020 Nurturing Neighbourhoods Program virtual experience. In October, we are ‘walking’ in the neighbourhoods of Bramalea (ABCD Sections), Spring Valley and Deerfield. Take part in the experience, watch the walk video of your neighbourhood, share your comments through an interactive online mapping activity, and provide feedback by taking your neighbourhood survey. [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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