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City supports curbside pickup for businesses in Downtown Brampton


BRAMPTON, ON (July 30, 2020) – This week, the City of Brampton introduced new curbside pickup parking zones in the downtown to help support local businesses and residents.

As businesses adjusted to the impacts of COVID-19 and moved their offerings online, curbside pickup and delivery became encouraged to help protect the health and safety of the community and customers.

Recognizing the increased demand for parking in the downtown and in consultation with the Downtown Brampton Business Improvement Association (BIA), the City approved “Loading Zones” to also be used as curbside pick-up parking in an effort to keep businesses, customers and residents safe. To help build awareness, signage was installed to indicate which areas may be used for 15-minute curbside pick-up parking spaces. Locations include:
• 46 Queen St. East
• 12 Queen St. East
• Main St. North - Garden Square
• Main St. North - Vivian Lane
• 24 Main St. South
• 74 Queen St. West

Throughout its response to COVID-19, the City introduced measures to help support local businesses in their recovery and ensure they can operate safely:
• On May 13, Brampton Council approved an Economic Recovery Strategy as a framework for the City to move forward with restarting the local economy.
• On May 20, the City of Brampton launched its “Support Local” campaign to encourage residents to Shop, Eat, Gift and Support Local.
• On May 29, Brampton was among the first municipalities in Canada to announce its participation in the ShopHERE program.
• On June 24, the City launched its Patio Brampton program to enable its restaurants and bars to expand their patios and maintain physical distancing outside. Through the Patio Brampton program, more residents have been able to get outdoors to enjoy the summer weather, and support local businesses. To date, 38 applications have been approved through the Patio Brampton program.

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“We have been doing all we can to support our local businesses throughout the pandemic, and these new curbside pickup parking zones will make it easier for customers to safely shop their favourite local business. Let’s all continue to Support Local and help our community and economy recover from these challenging times.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“Our Economic Support Task Force has been working closely with our local businesses to help them navigate the impacts of COVID-19, and we will continue to look for ways to support our business community as we move into Stage 3 of the province’s reopening and recovery.”
- Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Co-lead, Economic Support Task Force; City of Brampton

“Curbside pickup parking zones are another example of the steps we have taken to support our local businesses across the city. These businesses are the backbone of our community and they are an integral part of our economy. Now more than ever, it’s vital that we Support Local to help our city recover from the impacts of COVID-19.”
- Michael Palleschi, Regional Councillor, Wards 2 & 6; Co-lead, Economic Support Task Force; City of Brampton

“Council and City staff have explored innovative and safe ways to help support our local businesses as they respond to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19. Through ongoing engagement with our local business community and stakeholders, we will continue to work on new solutions to support Brampton’s full reopening and recovery.”
- 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