Celebrate Canada Day

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Monday, July 01, 2019
12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
D.M.G. Chinguacousy Park

Celebrate Canada Day

Each July 1st, Brampton's Canada Day draws thousands of residents and visitors to celebrate Canada's birthday!

Enjoy international and local live entertainment, fun, family activities, global food vendors across two food zones, a craft beer garden and a spectacular fireworks display, proudly sponsored by Tim Hortons.

Community Area

The Community Area is an interactive space for festival attendees to engage in varying games, performances, crafts, and community art projects! All offered at no cost, there will be opportunities to learn about Canada’s history, to participate in a temporary art installation, for unique photo ops, to engage with various craft activities, enjoy low intensity lawn games or enjoy the community picnic area. ​Open from noon to 6 PM. The Community Zone is proudly sponsored by Brampton Automall.

Canada Day is Going Green

Joining our Green City initiatives, vendors will be using environmentally-friendly alternatives for food packaging, and guests are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle to take advantage of the many water refill stations throughout the park, provided by Meridian.​​​​​

6:00 PM - Exco Levi & High Priest

7:15 PM - Elijah Woods x Jamie Fine

8:30 PM - L​ights​​

10:00 PM - Fireworks presented by Tim Hortons

Canada Day performances are funded by the Government of Canada.​​

Activities

Brampton Folk Club

Canadian folk music featuring Brampton’s own “Celteclectic” and performances by BFC members Chris Dube and Rebecca Phillips.

Steel Drum Band

Let the sounds of the Caribbean take you away as outstanding artist Kenn Lewis creates spicy rhythms like soca, calypso and zouke with his Steel Drum Band.

Brampton Library

Mobile van and lawn games.

Brampton Parks

Take a photo as a gardener, arborist or grass cutter and learn about Brampton's parks and forestry.

Carnival Headpiece Craft by Browntown Girls

Carnival Headpiece Craft by Browntown Girls

Participants are invited to create their own Caribbean Carnival-inspired headpiece and accessories then wear the pieces to partake in a live Soca Dance workshop led by one of the Browntown Girl members.

Cooling Fan Craft

Build a hand held fan with the Carabram team to stay cool during the Canada Day celebrations. Personalize yours by decorating in various Canadian themes and colours.

Learn to Camp by Ontario Parks

Check out Learn to Camp’s “travelling campsite”, and speak with staff about Ontario Parks and camping!

Learn to Fish by Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Learn to Fish introduces new anglers to recreational fishing. Beginner anglers can talk with experienced staff, take home a wide variety of introductory fishing publications and build their own fishing lure!

Making Room Community Arts

Festival goers will decorate a piece of ripped painted paper and to contribute a paper word or image that is reflective of their experience as Brampton residents and as Canadians. Participants will then weave individual pieces to create a single tapestry

Jasmin Pannu

Maple Leaf Mural by Jasmin Pannu

A family photo-opp in front of a 6x6 backdrop of all-over Canadian Maple Leafs. Groups will be provided additional Canadian inspired props to create a fun, interactive experience.

Medicine Wheel Craft by The Indigenous Network

Participants can create their own medicine wheel and recieve the teachings of the circle of life and how we are all connected.

Artist Piece

Paint Lessons by Mehtaab Wachhair

An artist with more than 20 years of experience working with various artistic mediums, conducting three painting technique lessons; marble painting, salad spinner, and sponge painting.

Positive Message Mural by Broadening Horizons

This activity challenge participants to think critically, build empathy and promote diversity.

Soccer Darts

Take your shot at the giant soccer dart board and try to get the highest score or hit a bullseye.

Meditation 100

The Hero Within by Brampton Meditation Centre

Imagine stepping into an inspiring space to celebrate our heroes and discover your hero within. Join the Brampton Meditation Centre to experience the Hero’s journey. Experience the spirit and uniqueness of national, local and unknown heroes, including you

Craft Beer Garden by The Craft Guys

New to this years festival is the Craft Beer Garden. Stop by to taste the different flavours presented by The Craft Guys. Must be 19+ to enter.

Maple Leaf Trio

Take a picture with family and friends at the Trio of Maple Leaves. The biggest leaf standing at 7 feet tall!

Superior Events Inflatable Zone

Check out a wide array of inflatbale experiences for families in the Northwest picnic area of Chinguacousy Park. The area will feature over 15 different games, rides and slides to try.

Canuckstruments

This show celebrates Canada’s birthday and takes the audience on a journey from the east coast’s famous Dory Doan magical double spoons, to Quebec’s Giles Perrault with his Tamboa, BC drum maker Robin Shackleton. Canadian artists using Canadian instrument

Chinguacousy Swing Orchestra

Known as “Brampton’s Show Band”, the CSO presents a collection of Swing, Soul, Funk, Fusion, and Latin selections with special guests!

Soca Dance Workshop by Browntown Girls

Soca Queendom dance workshop led by BTG artist/dance instructor. Participants will be encouraged to wear their BTG Carnival crafted accessories during the dance class.

That Celtic Band

An entertaining cèilidh mix of traditional Irish -and East Coast popular music.

Fireworks

Finish the days celebrations by enjoying the spectacular fireworks display at 10pm presented by Tim Hortons. This years extended show take place from the top of Chinguacosy Hill. Make sure to get your seat early for the show.

Food and Drinks

Additional Information

​Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the FREE Brampton Transit Shuttle Service from one of the following four locations:

  • Mount Pleasant GO Station
  • Trinity Common Mall
  • Sheridan College
  • Gore Meadows Community Centre

Transit Shuttles will operate under the following schedule on July 1, 2019:

From noon to 9:30 PM: 

  • Mount Pleasant GO to Chinguacousy Park every 30 mins
  • Trinity Commons to Chinguacousy Park every 30 mins
  • Sheridan College to Chinguacousy Park every 30 mins
  • Gore Meadows Community Centre to Chinguacousy Park every 30 mins

From 12:30 PM to 10:30 PM:

  • Chinguacousy Park to Mount Pleasant GO every 30 mins
  • Chinguacousy Park to Trinity Commons every 30 mins
  • Chinguacousy Park to Sheridan College every 30 mins
  • Chinguacousy Park to Gore Meadows Community Centre every 30 mins

Please visit Brampton Transit​ for full shuttle details, and to view how regular transit routes and schedules will be affected by the area road closures.

​The event map is coming soon!

​Canada Day is Going Green by implementing the following initiatives:

  • ​Water refill stations, provided by Meridian, will be located throughout the park. Guests are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle with them.
  • Single-use plastic will not be provided on-site (water bottle, straws, and utensils)
  • Vendors will use biodegradable containers and recyclable utensils for food service
  • The Region of Peel will be on-site to promote proper garbage disposal and will be providing waste sorting stations

​With limited parking on-site, residents are encouraged to walk, ride their bikes, or take public transit to the event when possible.

Limited parking is available on-site at a rate of $20 per vehicle, on a first-come, first-serve basis with no in-and-out access.

The following alternative parking locations are available within close proximity to Chinguacousy Park:

  • Bramalea City Centre
  • Brampton Civic Centre
  • Greenbriar Recreation Centre
  • Hilldale Public School
  • Howden Recreation Centre
  • Lester B. Pearson Catholic School
  • St. Jean Brebeuf Catholic School
  • Terry Miller Recreation Centre​

Looking for an alternate way to get to the park on Canada Day? Want to avoid traffic congestion and the hassle of parking? Why not try riding your bike along one of the many recreational trails or bike lanes  that lead to the park.

 
Did you know that a 10 km bike ride can easily be done within 40 minutes traveling at a leisurely pace of 15 km/hour. Check out the attached map to see the number of recreational trails and bike lanes available within a 10 km radius of the Canada Day festivities. For a more detailed map, check out the Brampton Cycling Guide found at www.brampton.ca/cycling.
 
Valet Bicycle Parking will be provided at the event, courtesy of the Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee.

​Due to the large scale of the event, and to ensure the safety of residents and event guests, temporary road closures will be in place which may affect entry and/or exit to certain residence. 

Residents and event attendees are asked to obey all posted parking regulations. Illegally parked vehicles may be ticketed and/or towed.

The following roads will be closed:

  • Goodwood Road will be closed from Bramalea Road to Goldcrest Road from 9:00 AM to midnight
  • Queen Street East will be closed from Central Park Drive to Bramalea Road from 9:00 AM to 1:00 AM
  • Queen Street East will be closed from Dixie Road to Central Park Drive
  • (eastbound lanes ONLY) from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Queen Street East will be closed from Dixie Road to Central Park Drive
  • (both directions closed) from 8:00 PM to midnight
  • Queen Street East will be closed from Bramalea Road to Finchgate Blvd/Glenvale Blvd
  • (westbound lanes closed only) from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Queen Street East will be closed from Bramalea Road to Finchgate Blvd/Glenvale Blvd
  • (both directions closed) from 8:00 PM to midnight
  • Bramalea Road will be closed from Williams Pky to Kensington Road from 8:00 PM to midnight
  • Queen Street East will be closed from Torbram Road to Finchgate Blvd/Glenvale Blvd
  • (westbound lanes closed only, local traffic will be permitted) from 9:00 AM to midnight.
  • Central Park Drive will be closed from Bramalea Road to Hilldale Crescent (southerly intersection)from 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Central Park Drive will be closed from Goldcrest Road/Glenforest Road to  Hilldale Crescent (southerly intersection) from 8:00 PM to midnight
  • Central Park Drive will be closed from Hanover Road to  Kensington Road/Peel Centre Drive from 8:00 PM to midnight

Additional "No Parking" emergency lanes will be implemented for the duration of the event on the following road to ensure continued access for Fire and Emergency vehicles:

  • ​Goldcrest Road from Central Park Drive to Glenvale Boulevard

View a map of the specified road closures​.

​Please be advised that in order to ensure the safety of event attendees, the 10:00 PM fireworks show may be cancelled due to high wind speeds or unfavourable weather conditions. 

Be sure to check the City of Brampton Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts regularly for updates on the status of the fireworks show. 

Canada Day is Proudly Sponsored by

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