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Service and Information Update

2016 Holiday Season in Brampton


During the upcoming holiday season, many City of Brampton offices, including City Hall, will be closed to the public starting on Friday, December 23, 2016 at 12 pm and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 8:30 am. Residents will not be able to apply in person for marriage licences, pay parking fines or apply for permits during this time.

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

For more information on all City of Brampton service changes and closures please call 311 or visit www.brampton.ca
 
Brampton Animal Services
Just in time for the holidays, pet adoption gift certificates are now available for purchase. Give the gift of friendship this holiday season. For details, call Brampton Animal Services at 905.458.5800 or visit www.brampton.ca/animalservices 

Outdoor Rinks
The City of Brampton is looking forward to opening its three outdoor rinks for the winter season. Residents will be able to lace up their skates at Gage Park, Mount Pleasant, and Chinguacousy Park this year, but temperatures need to remain below freezing for an extended period in order to make and maintain the ice.
 
Please visit www.brampton.ca for updates on the rinks’ status. Remember, indoor ice rinks are open in all kinds of weather – check the website for drop-in schedules and Learn to Skate lesson information.

Counting Down to 2017…
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the streets of downtown Brampton. The evening will kick off at 7 pm and will feature free entertainment and activities for all ages. Visitors will be treated to performances in the Policaro Concert Zone by Mother Mother and Alx Veliz. Don’t miss spectacular fireworks displays at 9 pm and midnight presented by the Downtown Brampton BIA!
Free parking is available for the event at all downtown municipal garages: City Hall, West Tower, Nelson Square, John Street and the Rose Theatre. Ride Brampton Transit for free beginning at 7 pm.
 
For more information visit www.brampton.ca

Fireworks
New Year’s Eve is one of four approved days in a year when short-range fireworks are allowed on private property, without the need for a permit. Short-range fireworks are those that 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, 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

New Year’s Levee
Meet Mayor Linda Jeffrey and Members of Council at the Annual New Year’s Levee in the City Hall Atrium and West Tower Conservatory on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 1 to 3 pm. Doors open at 12:30 pm. Enjoy local entertainment and decorate a cupcake. Light refreshments will be served.
 
Bring your skates and enjoy an afternoon of skating at Gage Park, weather permitting.  
 
Brampton Transit
Brampton Transit will operate on reduced service levels for the holiday season. Saturday service will be in place on December 26. Sunday/Holiday service will be in place on January 2, 2017. Reduced weekday schedules will be in effect on December 27, 28, 29 and 30. Regular weekday service resumes on January 3 with the exception of school routes (200 series).  

FREE New Year's Eve Service on all routes begins at 7 pm on December 31 and includes extended service on some routes.

For route and schedule information, call 905.874.2999 or visit http://www.bramptontransit.com and use Next Ride for real-time next bus information. View next bus information on the go through a smartphone or other mobile device at nextride.brampton.ca

Brampton Library
All Brampton library branches (Chinguacousy Branch in the Civic Centre, Cyril Clark Branch, Four Corners Branch, Gore Meadows Branch, Mount Pleasant Village Branch, and South Fletcher's Branch) will be closed:
• Saturday, December 24, 2016
• Sunday, December 25, 2016
• Monday, December 26, 2016
• Saturday, December 31, 2016
• Sunday, January 1, 2017
• Monday, January 2, 2017

 For more information, call (905) 793-4636 or 311, or visit www.bramptonlibrary.ca

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Natalie Stogdill
Media Coordinator
City of Brampton
905.874.3654 | natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca