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New public spaces pop up in Downtown Brampton


BRAMPTON, ON (September 4, 2020) – Just in time for the long weekend – the City of Brampton, in partnership with the Downtown Brampton Business Improvement Area, has introduced two new parklettes in the downtown for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Keeping in line with physical distancing and safety measures, the City transformed three parking spaces into public seating areas complete with greenery where residents can safely socialize. The two parklettes are located in front of 38 and 40 Main Street North and 64 Main Street North (in front of Vivian Lane).

The structures will remain in place until November 1.

Support Local Brampton

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on local businesses and they require support from the Brampton community now more than ever. In May, Brampton City Council approved Brampton’s Economic Recovery Strategy, which includes actions to support small businesses, restaurants and tourism. To date, the City has launched several new initiatives, including its Support Local Brampton campaign and Patio Brampton program. Where possible, residents are encouraged to Shop, Eat, Gift and Support Local.

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“Throughout our City’s response to COVID-19, we have transformed programming, services and spaces to support our residents and businesses. From expanded patio spaces to these new parklettes, we are always looking for new ways for people to safely enjoy the best that Brampton has to offer. These new outdoor spaces in our downtown popped up just in time for the long weekend and I encourage everyone to enjoy safely!”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“Thank you to the Brampton BIA for their partnership on this project. These new parklettes support our City’s reopening and recovery strategy by providing new and safe public spaces for residents to enjoy while visiting our local downtown businesses.”
- Martin Medeiros, Regional Councillor, Wards 3 & 4; Chair, Planning and Development; Lead, Mayor’s Reopening and Recovery Working Group, City of Brampton

“During this pandemic, we have seen just how dedicated, innovative and caring our employees, residents and businesses are. They have shown their commitment to supporting one another and our collective recovery. This pilot program encapsulates that spirt and I’m very happy to see these parklettes pop up in our downtown.”
- Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5, Chair, Community Services, City of Brampton

“These new parklettes are a direct outcome of our continued engagement and close collaboration with residents, businesses and local stakeholders to support our city’s full recovery in a safe and meaningful way. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to our partners at the Downtown Brampton BIA and our team at the City who transformed these spaces for our residents and visitors to enjoy.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton

“The Downtown Brampton BIA has been collaborating with the City of Brampton’s Urban Design Group on a number of recovery programs for Brampton’s downtown and are very pleased to see the Pilot Parklettes Program on Main Street North come to life in continuing to support animating and activating the public realm.” 
- Suzy Godefroy, Executive Director, Downtown Brampton Business Improvement Area (BIA)

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