July 2020
Message from Brampton City Council
Dear Residents:
As we have moved into Stage 2 of recovery, we want to thank you all for your resilience and patience during this difficult time. We know that this has been a tough and uncharted territory for us all. But, together we are getting through this. We have seen our community members and organizations come together to help the vulnerable and those who need it the most. It has been intensely gratifying to see the overwhelming help and support within our communities. Brampton is truly one of the best cities to live in.
We have all worked towards flattening the curve of COVID-19, enabling us to move to this stage. We received 4,500 responses to our online reopening survey and thank all of you who participated. We heard you. As we reopen more facilities, we have to continue being vigilant. Everyone has a responsibility to continue following the advice of our public health officials to practise physical distancing, wear masks when riding Brampton Transit.
In these unprecedented times, we have come up with some creative solutions to celebrating some of our most popular events. We took our Canada Day Celebrations online. Pride Week and our annual the Farmers’ Market are back, but with a difference. This newsletter highlights all that is happening and how you can participate.
We are a diverse and inclusive community and we will always stand up for what’s right for our residents. We have appointed Gwyneth Chapman as a Senior Advisor to the City of Brampton’s recently announced Black African and Caribbean Social, Cultural and Economic Empowerment and Anti-Black Racism Unit. Ms. Chapman will support and lead the establishment of the unit and develop its action plan on eradicating systemic anti-Black racism in Brampton.
Enjoy your summer. And, above all stay safe.
Mayor Patrick Brown & Brampton City Council
Message from City of Brampton CAO
Dear Residents:
It’s warm outside and everyone wants to enjoy the summer. Team Brampton is working hard behind the scenes on our Stage 2 recovery. Staff have been working hard to open up some of our facilities and resume programs and services, while ensuring the safety for our residents. Some of our popular summer events are going virtual, while others are being modified, keeping in mind the health and safety of Bramptonians. We are as committed to maintaining safety, as being inclusive and accessible.
We all have a role to play as we start reopening various City facilities and resuming services and programs. We made masks mandatory for those using Brampton Transit. This is for the safety of our riders and drivers. In areas where physical distancing is difficult, residents are encouraged to wear masks. Please use good judgement; collectively we need to keep each other safe. It’s important that we continue to support each other as our overall social and mental health are important.
I would also like to thank all our frontline staff who continue to work hard each day and keep our residents safe. Next time you see a By-Law officer, Transit Operator, a Parks Maintenance staff or our Fire and Emergency Services team, say hello and thank them, as they continue to provide valuable services to our residents.
Enjoy your summer, enjoy being outdoors and please be safe.
David Barrick
Chief Administrative Officer
What's Reopening and What's Closed?
Not sure what's reopened in the City? Visit our website for up-to-date information about what locations have reopened and what remains closed. [ more... ]

Non-Medical Masks  
City will be bringing forward a proposed by-law about mandatory masks to a Council meeting in July. Staff is also collaborating with Peel Region area municipalities in drafting the by-law. Please check back on the City website for more information on this. 

Non-medical Masks Mandatory on Brampton Transit
Starting July 2, non-medical masks are mandatory on all Brampton Transit buses and terminals, front door boarding and fare payment also begin.  [ more... ]

Support Local!
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on our local businesses and they need our support now more than ever. Residents are encouraged to Shop, Eat, Gift and Support Local during COVID-19 and beyond. [ more… ]

Patio Brampton Program
As patios re-open, the City of Brampton has launched the Patio Brampton Program, a temporary patio extension program that will make it easier for Brampton bars and restaurants to expand their patios and allow for physical distancing as they re-open outdoor dine-in services. Through the Patio Brampton program, more residents will be able to get outdoors to enjoy the summer weather, and support local businesses .   [ more… ]

50 th Anniversary of Air Canada Flight 621 Crash
On Sunday, July 5, the City of Brampton commemorated the 50 th anniversary of the tragic Air Canada Flight 621 crash. An online video ceremony was held to remember the event and the lives lost in the crash, and honour its legacy in Brampton. S hare your memories and condolences here . [ 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... ]
Celebrate Pride
Pride is going digital! We are proud to create a virtual space for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies to celebrate, share their diverse stories and raise awareness of the many faces and identities within the community. #ShowYourPrideBrampton and join the celebration! [ more... ]

Inspirational Youth Speaker Series
A space for youth to come together, engage and stay connected. On July 8 and 16, tune in at 7 pm on Instagram Live  @culturebrampton  to hear from extraordinary speakers [ more… ]   

2020 Brampton Farmers' Market
Join us on Saturdays, until October 24 from 8 am to 1 pm. Families are welcome, maintain your social distance, masks are mandatory and practise physical distancing. [ more… ]

Gardens of Brampton
Brampton is a beautiful Green City – home to some of the best gardens. Share your garden photos with us and we’ll feature them online. Upload your photo online or post it on social media and tag @CityBrampton and use #GardensofBrampton. [ more... ]

Light Rail Transit (LRT) Extension
Extending the planned Hurontario LRT on Main Street from the Brampton Gateway Terminal at Steeles Avenue to the Brampton GO Station is a key transit priority and city-building project for the City of Brampton. A preferred route will be recommended based on a number of criteria associated with the natural, social, economic and cultural environment as well as transportation factors. Visit the virtual open house and provide your feedback. [ more... ]

Williams Parkway Review
Help us build the city that you are proud to call your home. Tell us what is important to you. Wider pedestrian path, safer bike path, dedicated transit lane or more road space for cars? Take the survey here . [ more... ]

Vodden Street – East/West Cycling Corridor
We are building a continuous and connected East-West cycling corridor with separated bike lanes. It is a key priority as outlined in Brampton 2040 Vision. It will provide cyclists with a more comfortable and safe cycling option and provide access to existing north-south trails. Learn more and provide your feedback. [ more... ]

Third Transit Facility
Brampton Transit is one of Canada’s fastest growing transit networks. In order to keep up with the rapid growth in demand for transit service, the City is planning on a third transit maintenance and operations facility. A virtual open house is available for the public to learn more about the project and provide feedback. [ more... ]

Economic Support Task Force
Brampton continues to provide ongoing support for businesses in their Stage 2 reopenings, while implementing the immediate initiatives under the Economic Recovery Strategy. Initiatives include a Support Local campaign, a SHOPHere program for local businesses to help them build online storefronts, among others. [ more... ]

Senior Support Task Force
In June, the Task Force distributed 1,600 care bags (with reusable masks and hand sanitizers) to seniors groups. While the care bag distribution has ended, should seniors require information on where to purchase masks, call 311.  [ more... ]

Social Support Task Force
The Task Force completed over 560 resident delivery requests in June with the help of our 4 anchor food distributors and our dedicated volunteers. Through our long term food supply operations, our volunteers have packaged over 16,000 kg of grains and lentils provided by Global Medic to be distributed to the community. We also continue to work with Peel Outreach on transitioning encampment occupants on City property to more stable housing once they have expressed that choice.   [ more... ]

Youth Support Task Force
Are you 14-29? The Youth Support Task Force has many online resources just for you! From mental health supports to information on how to keep entertained, there’s something for everyone. Over the past couple of months, the task force has listened to youth, connected with youth-serving organizations, and provided engagement opportunities through various programs and activities – and we continue to do so . [more… ]

Reopening & Recovery Working Group Update
Public consultations are complete. City received 4,500 responses and collected input from sports, seniors, youth and business, arts and culture groups. City is working on a recovery framework soon to be made public.  [ more… ]
Stormwater Charge
Brampton property owners will see the first Stormwater Charge on their Region of Peel water bill in August 2020. The fee is effective from June 1, 2020. [ more... ]

Update your Recreation Account Info
We're launching a new user-friendly online recreation registration system this August! To ensure a smooth transition into the system, take a moment to update your current account information. Recreation Centres may not be open yet, but we want to ensure your account is ready to go when services resume. [ more... ]

Pre-authorized Tax Payment Plan
If you are enrolled in the Preauthorized Payment Plan (PTP), your first withdrawal date for the final tax bill of 2020 will be in September. As all taxes must be collected in the calendar year, the City had to adjust final PTP instalment amounts to 4 withdrawal dates i.e. Sept to Dec, instead of the regular 6 instalments.  [ 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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