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Service and Information Update

Canada Day 2020 in Brampton during the COVID-19 pandemic


​BRAMPTON, ON (June 25, 2020) – This year, Canada Day takes place on Wednesday, July 1.

With guidance from Peel Public Health and for the safety of our residents and employees, City Hall and all other City of Brampton facilities, including Recreation and Community Centres and Brampton Library branches, remain closed until further notice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

All critical services, including Fire and Emergency Services, Traffic Services, By-Law Enforcement, Road Operations, and Security Services will continue to operate as usual to support our community.

Residents can call 311 or 905.874.2000 (outside of Brampton), use the Brampton 311 app (available on App Store or Google Play), visit www.311brampton.ca or email 311@brampton.ca for any inquiries. We are available 24/7 for any City of Brampton or Region of Peel matters, including queries related to COVID-19 such as parks safety measures, physical distancing and facilities closures. Visit www.brampton.ca/covid19 for more information.

Celebrate Canada Day – online!

To help Bramptonians celebrate Canada Day from their homes, the City is taking the celebration online at www.brampton.ca/canadaday. From noon to 10 PM on July 1, residents can enjoy family-friendly activities, virtual fireworks, performances from local artists and JUNO award-winning headliner Walk Off The Earth, and more.

For more information, visit www.brampton.ca/canadaday.  

Fireworks safety

Canada Day is one of four holidays a year when short-range fireworks are allowed on private property, without the need for a permit, in Brampton. Under the by-law, fireworks are also permitted on Victoria Day, Diwali and New Year’s Eve.
 
Short-range fireworks are those that tend to travel less than three metres (10 feet) when set off (e.g. fountains, wheels, ground spinners, sparklers). All other rocket-type fireworks are banned in Brampton. The City reminds residents that fireworks are not permitted on the street, sidewalks, within City parks or on municipal or school properties.

When using short-range fireworks on private property, residents must follow these safety precautions:

• Have a container of water or a hose line filled with water available to extinguish fireworks.

• Never light a firework or hold a lit firework in your hand, other than a sparkler.

• Never throw or point fireworks at other people.

• After using sparklers, place them in a container of water to fully cool before disposal.

• Allow all fireworks to fully cool before disposal.

Pets are sensitive to fireworks, and everyone is reminded to keep their pets safe if fireworks are going off in their neighbourhood. Brampton Animal Services advises residents to take their dog out for a washroom break before dusk, when they might be frightened by fireworks, and ensure their pet is indoors or secured at night.
 
Every year, fireworks vendors are required to undergo City training before they are licensed to sell fireworks. This year, no trainings were held and no licences were issued. If residents see fireworks being sold in stores or elsewhere in Brampton, they are asked to report to Service Brampton through the Brampton 311 mobile app, online, or by calling 311. Residents are also asked to contact Service Brampton if concerned about the use of prohibited fireworks, or public gatherings of more than ten people due to COVID-19.

For information on current health and safety guidelines during COVID-19, visit www.peelregion.ca/coronavirus.  

Brampton Transit

Brampton Transit will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Canada Day.

Customer Service counters at the terminals are closed. Terminal building hours at Bramalea, Brampton Gateway and Downtown Terminals are 6 AM to 9 PM. The Contact Centre is open and available to assist from 9 AM to 6 PM at 905.874.2999.

An enhanced cleaning and sanitizing schedule remains in effect. It is Brampton Transit’s goal to disinfect buses, including all hard surfaces, operator compartments and seats every 48 hours. Buses are currently sanitized every 24 hours. Facilities and terminals that have hard surfaces are wiped down and sanitized on a daily basis. Riders are encouraged to carry their own personal disinfectant when traveling, such as hand sanitizer or wipes, and wash their hands often.

Starting Thursday, July 2, fare payment and front boarding will be reinstated. Following Peel Public Health and the Government of Ontario’s strong recommendation to wear masks on public transit, it will be mandatory for Brampton Transit riders and operators to wear non-medical masks on buses and at terminals from July 2.

For route and schedule information, call 905.874.2999 or visit www.bramptontransit.com. For real-time next bus information go to nextride.brampton.ca on your smartphone or other mobile device. For other trip planning tools, visit www.triplinx.ca or Google Maps.

Parks and Recreation

For a list of parks and recreation amenities that are open and closed, click here.

Stay fit with a full body circuit, learn how to make origami hearts, practice your calligraphy skills and more with Rec At Home, a variety of virtual programming made with love by Brampton Recreation staff! Access the Rec At Home platform at www.brampton.ca/recreation.

Brampton Library

All Brampton Library branches are closed until further notice to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. For more information on our free digital collections, visit www.bramptonlibrary.ca or email info@bramlib.on.ca.  

Brampton Animal Services

The Brampton Animal Shelter will be closed on Canada Day.
 
Animal Control is on the road Monday to Friday from 7 AM to 10 PM and Saturday and Sunday and holidays from 8 AM to 6:30 PM, and will be responding to the following calls only:

• Pick up of sick/injured/aggressive domestic animals and wildlife
• Aggressive animal
• Dog running at large
• Dog bite investigation
• Pick up of confined stray dog
• Pick up of dead animal

Outside of these hours, Animal Control will be responding to emergencies only.

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MEDIA CONTACT
Christine Sharma
Media Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.2880 | christine.sharma@brampton.ca