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City of Brampton prepares for safe reopening of City facilities and resumption of services


​​​​​​​BRAMPTON, ON (August 26, 2020) – Starting September 9, City corporate facilities including City Hall will reopen to the public for in-person services by appointment only. All facilities remain closed to walk-ins to help support health and safety measures.

Beginning September 16, Council Chambers will reopen to the public allowing a maximum of 50 people to attend meetings in-person by pre-booking only. The City will continue to provide online options for joining, presenting and delegating at all Committee and City Council meetings.

Details of the in-person services and appointment booking process will be available in the coming days on the City’s website. For more details on what to expect when visiting and how the City is doing its part to keep the public safe, visit www.brampton.ca/reopening.

Recreation Centres

Select City of Brampton recreation facilities will be reopening for reserved appointments only. Indoor pools, fitness amenities, and limited general programs will resume after Labour Day (September 7) by reservation. More information on all programs and services beginning after Labour Day, including how to reserve a spot, will be available at www.brampton.ca/recreation on September 1.

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“Thank you to our community for their efforts in helping us get to this stage. We have continued to follow the advice of our public health experts through focusing on a cautious phased reopening and reintroduction of in-person services. While this is a new reality for us all, we are working to make this a safe and seamless transition for everyone.” 
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“Through our Reopening Survey, we heard that 70% of residents wanted the City to provide as many online services as possible. From building permits, events, to public consultation, we have pivoted to offer safer online options for our community and businesses. We will continue to prioritize finding new ways of doing business that are safe, accessible and convenient as we continue our gradual reopening.”
- Martin Medeiros, Regional Councillor, Wards 3 & 4; Lead, Mayor’s Reopening and Recovery Working Group, City of Brampton

“Over the past few months, staff have been preparing our facilities for a safe reopening. We have introduced physical distancing measures, enhanced cleaning processes, a daily active screening for all employees and promoted remote work access. All of these efforts ensure we are keeping in line with public health guidelines without compromising on the service we provide our community.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton
 

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MEDIA CONTACT
Natalie Stogdill
Senior Advisor, Public Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.3654 | natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca