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Service and Information Update

City of Brampton reopens all cemeteries today, June 19


​BRAMPTON, ON (June 19, 2020) – As part of the City of Brampton’s reopening and recovery plan, all City cemeteries have reopened today, June 19.

Cemeteries will be open from Monday to Sunday from 7:30 AM until 9 PM.

The City takes community health and safety seriously, and physical distancing measures will be in place in cemeteries. Visitors are urged to stay at least two metres (six feet) away from each other at all times.

Cemetery gates will close during burials that have reached maximum capacity. Gates will reopen when services are completed.

The Cemetery Office is open by appointment only. Essential services, such as burials and burial plot sales, will continue to be provided by appointment only. Residents are asked to call 905.874.2997 to make an appointment.

No dogs are allowed in cemeteries as per Cemetery By-law 83-2016.

Signage will be posted outside cemeteries with health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19. Residents are asked to call Corporate Security Services at 905.874.2111 to report any issues.

The City of Brampton manages the Brampton Cemetery, and 25 pioneer cemeteries. A list of Brampton cemeteries is available here.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

The City urges residents to carry personal disinfectant, such as hand sanitizer or wipes, wash their hands often, cough or sneeze into their elbow, and wear non-medical masks. The City of Brampton is working closely with its partners at Peel Public Health and the Brampton Emergency Management Office to continue to monitor risks. Visit www.brampton.ca/covid19 for regular updates, and call 311 to reach the City of Brampton and the Region of Peel at any time.

Quotes

“Reopening City cemeteries is an important step in our reopening and recovery plan for Brampton. We know how much this means to residents, especially those who have lost loved ones. We are working diligently to prioritize resident needs and community health and safety.”

- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“Through the Reopening and Recovery Working Group, we continue to have meaningful discussions with the community to ensure a comprehensive approach to reopening our facilities and amenities. We are reopening cemeteries to provide this important City service in a safe way that enables residents to commemorate their loved ones.”

- Martin Medeiros, Regional Councillor Wards 3 & 4; Lead, Reopening and Recovery Working Group, City of Brampton

“Safely reopening City services and facilities is a top priority for the City of Brampton and our staff. We will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure that we reopen City services to the public in a responsible and safe manner.”

- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton


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Media Relations, City of Brampton
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