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ONtour part of Garden Square programming this summer

BRAMPTON, ON - Brampton’s Garden Square will close its Friday Night Live series with an ONtour concert presenting Kardinal Offishall and Anjulie on Friday, September 1, in celebration of Ontario 150.

ONtour is part of a year-long line-up of events marking Ontario’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.  The free, unticketed ONtour concert series will become the soundtrack for the summer of ’17 performing in communities across Ontario and showcasing some of our brightest homegrown musical talent. Information on the series can be found here.

“The annual events strategy has programming designed to instill pride, build attachment and create economic impact in our community,” said Bob Darling, Director of Economic Development and Culture. “By curating and co-creating a summer season of events with local talent, emerging artists and community organizations, we are reinforcing the image of Brampton as a vibrant, inclusive and eventful city that has something to offer visitors and locals alike.”

On Monday, June 12, Garden Square in downtown Brampton kicked off a summer of great programming, happening every day until September 3. Meet family, friends and neighbours, bring visitors any day and discover something exciting to do.

Garden Square, located at the corner of Queen and Main Streets, is a dynamic public space where the City hosts a variety of activities, events and free entertainment for all ages. Organizations are welcome to rent Garden Square for events and festivals as well.

There’s always something going on downtown! Find out detailed information here.

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The Garden Square Summer Schedule:

Mondays ∙ 7 pm ∙ June 12 – August 28
Brampton On Screen
Showcasing and celebrating Brampton based digitally produced media. Featuring student short films, YouTube sensations, artist music videos, full films and more!

Tuesdays ∙ 7 pm ∙ June 13 – August 29
Discover Canada
Celebrating Canada 150 with a variety of activities celebrating Canada’s diverse culture and history.

Wednesdays ∙ 7 pm ∙ June 14 – August 30
Brampton On Stage
Featuring live entertainment by some of Brampton’s brightest and newest emerging talents.

Thursdays ∙ 8 pm ∙ June 15 – August 31
Throwback Thursday Movies
JN Asensio Realty is back supporting the very popular Throwback Thursday Movies. Past family favourites and cult classics will find their way to the big screen. 

Fridays ∙ 8 pm ∙ June 16 – September 1
Friday Night Live
8 pm Opener | 9 pm Headliner
Weekly live music series featuring local “ones to watch” talent as the opening artists followed by a headliner from the GTA. All our headliners have radio play and have a record label.

Saturdays mornings ∙ June 17 – October 7
Community Showcase
Live performances and demonstrations from local community groups during the Downtown Brampton Farmers’ Market including Cooking At The Market.

Saturdays evenings ∙ 7pm and 9 pm starts June 17 – September 2
Saturday Movie Nights – Double Feature
Sponsored by the Policaro Automotive Family, the double features showcase family-friendly movies. Pre-movie activities begin at 6 pm - come early! 

Sundays ∙ times vary based on games schedule May to October
Blue Jays Sundays
Support the Toronto Blue Jays as they take on the top teams in the MLB!

Garden Square details:
• Free parking after 7 pm weekdays and free all weekend in five municipal parking garages in the downtown core: City Hall, West Tower, John Street, Nelson Square and Market Square.
• Limited seating is available and attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.
• Schedule is weather dependent.
• All programming is subject to change.


Brampton is thinking bigger. We are a future ready organization with a sharp focus. We know our community’s growth, youth and diversity set us apart. We sit at the centre of Canada’s innovation super corridor, encouraging investment and growing our global success. We are building vibrant urban centres that ignite opportunity and instill pride in the people who live and work here. We are moving Brampton forward to be a connected city that is innovative, inclusive and bold. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Learn more at

Lisa Cox
Media Coordinator
City of Brampton
905.874.2028 |