Recreational Cannabis Information
On November 1-4, 2018, Environics, on behalf of the City, conducted a scientifically valid telephone survey seeking residents’ opinion on whether cannabis retail stores should be allowed to operation open in Brampton. A total of 910 interviews were completed. The survey sample was representative of the City’s demographics in age and gender. The margin of error of this survey is +/- 3.2%, 19 times out of 20.
When asked about whether they support or oppose the city allowing cannabis retail stores, the result showed a majority of respondents support retail stores with:
•54% strongly or somewhat support;
•40% strongly or somewhat oppose; and
When respondents were asked to identify their preferred way of obtaining recreational cannabis:
•62% preferred to make the purchase from a legal private retail store;
•29% preferred to make the purchase online via the Ontario Cannabis Store; and
•9% would grow their own.
The City also conducted an online pulse check from October 30 to November 9, 2018 as a supplement to the telephone survey. Read the results here
Below is a summary of the community engagement activities carried out:
Between December 20 and January 21, you told us what you think through various opportunities:
In-person Survey: Staff were at various locations across Brampton. You had your say by filling out a survey form, which was available in English, French, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil and Gujarati.
December 20, 2018
- In-person survey, 2-4pm, at the Gore Meadows Library Branch 10150 The Gore Road.
- In-person survey, 2-4pm, at the Chinguacousy Library Branch 150 Central Park Drive.
January 8, 2019
- In-person survey, 6-8pm, at the Brampton Soccer Centre 1495 Sandalwood Parkway East.
- In-person survey, 6-8pm, at the Cassie Campbell Community Centre 1050 Sandalwood Parkway West.
- In-person survey, 6-8pm, at the Earnscliffe Recreation Centre 44 Eastbourne Drive.
January 9, 2019
- In-person survey, 6-8pm, at the Gore Meadows Community Centre & Library, 10150 The Gore Road.
- In-person survey, 6-8pm, at the Chinguacousy Wellness Centre 995 Peter Robertson Boulevard.
January 10, 2019
- In-person survey, 6-8pm, at the Century Gardens Recreation Centre 340 Vodden Street East.
- In-person survey, 6-8pm, at the South Fletcher's Sportsplex 500 Ray Lawson Boulevard.
- In-person survey, 1-4pm, at the Flower City Seniors Centre 8870 McLaughlin Road.
Town Hall: On January 10, between 7 and 9 pm, the City conducted a presentation and panel discussion at City Hall Conservatory. This event was also streamed live on Facebook.
Presentations from City of Brampton and Peel Public Health can be viewed here
Facebook live stream video can be view here
(Town Hall begins at 40:00 into the video).
January 14, 2019
: On January 14, between 7 and 8 pm, by random selection process, several households in Brampton received a call on their landline to join a telephone townhall with the Mayor. Participants asked questions or listened in on the call. Those who did not receive the call could still submit their input by emailing email@example.com
until January 21, 2019. All feedback received was important in helping inform Council’s decision.
January 21, 2019
Special Council Meeting: On January 21 at 7 pm, there was a Special Council Meeting about retail cannabis stores in Brampton.