Garden Square opened in 2006 along with The Rose as one of downtown Brampton’s premier public spaces.
In June 2015, Garden Square underwent a revitalization including the installation of a 24’ x 14’ LED screen. Regular programming kicked off that summer and continues each year from May to September featuring emerging artists, family-friendly movie nights, live music, and learning demonstrations. The Square is also home to the City of Brampton’s annual National Indigenous Peoples Day, Pride in the Square, New Year’s Eve Concert, and community events and celebrations throughout the year.
In June 2018, The City of Brampton completed its first Culture Master Plan, recognizing Garden Square as a cultural hotspot in downtown Brampton. The City will continue to invest in Garden Square, strengthening its position as a gathering space that brings Bramptonians together, ignites civic pride and acts as a catalyst for creativity through arts and culture programs, events, and community-focused activities.
Garden Square continues to support Brampton’s 2040 Vision 7: Arts and Culture, representing a mosaic of artistic expressions and production through the many events and programs produced at the core of the city.
Garden Square is the heart of Brampton. Through its arts and culture programming and community-focused activities, Garden Square brings Bramptonians together, ignites civic pride, and is a catalyst for creativity.
A vibrant space, in a thriving downtown, where Bramptonians feel at home.
Garden Square focuses on the authenticity and belonging of community driven events in downtown Brampton. The space encourages Bramptonians to enjoy the best of local events and businesses, and to experience the abundance of creativity in their city. Garden Square is a vibrant space showcasing the diversity of Brampton where people can relax and enjoy the outdoors or participate in one of the many programs and activities offered.
PUBLIC USE AND FACILITIES
The Square is a smoke-free and safe space for all to enjoy. We ask for your cooperation in maintaining a welcoming environment.
Security staff are on-site during programming and events, and monitor downtown during non-programmed hours.
The Square has free public WiFi available, as well as seating and shade underneath patio umbrellas.
From May to September, Garden Square has outdoor washrooms located in The Rose’s roundabout situated at 1 Theatre Lane. Washrooms are also located inside City Hall and are open during operating hours.
There are a number of amenities adjacent to Garden Square, including restaurants, shops and businesses, banks, and attractions like PAMA, Gage Park, and the Brampton Libraries. Visit the Brampton BIA webpage for a full listing of all downtown amenities.
Garden Square is located near the Brampton GO terminal and is on Brampton Transit lines. The Brampton Downtown Transit Terminal is located two blocks north of Garden Square, at the corner of Main St. and Nelson St.
The Market Square Parking Garage is located directly beneath The Rose with an elevator to the lobby and access to Garden Square.
Parking is FREE Monday to Friday after 7 PM, and from Friday at 7 PM to Monday at 5 AM.
Monday to Friday, from 9 AM - 7 PM, the first hour of parking is free and each additional half hour is $1.00 to a daily max of $9.00.
Please note patrons are required to take a ticket at the entry gate, no matter the time of day. Before leaving the garage, all tickets must be validated at the automated pay station. Any parking charges incurred can be paid using cash or credit card.
For more information on municipal parking garages, please click here
Garden Square programming is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors.
Our sponsors are connected to the community. They are driven by supporting Brampton’s creative community and being recognized as a signature community partner. With their help the City is able to showcase homegrown talent, cultural events, and bring people together. Garden Square is grateful for their support. Read more about sponsorship opportunities
Get here by car, bus, train, or bike. Garden Square is serviced by Brampton Transit, Züm, Go Train and Bus. Bike racks are available and parking is FREE after evenings and weekends.