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Service and Information Update

Victoria Day 2019 in Brampton


BRAMPTON, ON (May 15, 2019) – This year, Victoria Day takes place on Monday, May 20. As a result, a number of City services will be unavailable or will operate under reduced service levels.

Brampton City Hall will be closed on May 20. Residents will not be able to apply in person for marriage licences, book civil wedding ceremonies, pay parking fines, apply for permits, or apply for or renew business licences during this time.

Several services will continue to operate normally, including Fire and Emergency Services and City of Brampton By-law Enforcement.

Brampton Transit

Brampton Transit will follow the below schedule for Victoria Day weekend.

• Friday, May 17: Weekday service
• Saturday, May 18: Saturday service
• Sunday, May 19: Sunday/Holiday service
• Monday, May 20 (Victoria Day): Sunday/Holiday service (school routes will not operate)

Customer Service counters at all terminals, and the Clark and Sandalwood facilities, will be closed on Victoria Day.

For route and schedule information, call 905.874.2999 or visit www.bramptontransit.com. For real-time next bus information go to nextride.brampton.ca on your smartphone or other mobile device. For other trip planning tools, visit www.triplinx.ca or Google Maps.

Brampton Recreation

Most recreation facilities are open over the Victoria Day weekend. For updated program schedules and hours of operation, call your local recreation centre, call 311 or visit www.brampton.ca/recreation. The City’s Recreation Administration Office will be closed on Victoria Day.

Brampton Animal Services

Brampton Animal Shelter will be closed on Victoria Day. For more information, call 905.458.5800 or 311, or visit www.brampton.ca/animalservices.

Brampton Library

All Brampton Library branches will be closed on Sunday, May 19 and Monday, May 20. For more information, call 905.793.4636 or 311, or visit www.bramptonlibrary.com

Fireworks Safety

The City of Brampton will not be hosting any fireworks displays on Victoria Day.

It is mandatory for fireworks vendors to complete an annual course in order to be licensed to sell consumer fireworks. No vendors attended the fireworks course this year. Therefore, no vendor is licensed to sell fireworks in Brampton for Victoria Day. 

Victoria Day is one of four approved days in a year when short-range fireworks are permitted on private property, without the need for a permit. Short-range fireworks tend to travel less than three metres (10 feet) when set off (e.g. fountains, wheels, ground spinners, sparklers). All other rocket-type fireworks are banned in Brampton. The City reminds residents that fireworks are not allowed to be used on the street, on sidewalks, within City parks or on municipal or school properties.

When using short-range fireworks on your property, you must follow these safety precautions:

• You must have a container of water or a hose line that’s filled with water available to extinguish fireworks
• You must never light a firework or hold a lit firework in your hand, other than a sparkler
• After using sparklers, place them in a container of water to fully cool before disposal
• Allow all fireworks to fully cool before disposal

Residents are asked to call Service Brampton at 311 for any further inquiries.

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MEDIA CONTACT
Christine Sharma
Media Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.2880 | christine.sharma@brampton.ca