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Service and Information Update

Civic Holiday 2020 in Brampton during the COVID-19 pandemic


​BRAMPTON, ON (July 29, 2020) – This year, Civic Holiday takes place on Monday, August 3.

With guidance from Peel Public Health and for the safety of our residents and employees, City Hall and most other City of Brampton facilities, including 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.

Fireworks Safety

The City of Brampton will not be hosting any fireworks displays on Civic Holiday and personal fireworks are not permitted.

Civic Holiday is not one of the four days of the year when personal fireworks are allowed in the City of Brampton. For more information, visit www.brampton.ca/bylaws.  

Brampton Transit

Brampton Transit will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Civic Holiday with some cancelled routes. Please check schedules before travelling.

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 7 AM to 9 PM at 905.874.2999.

An enhanced cleaning and sanitizing schedule remains in effect. It is Brampton Transit’s goal to disinfect all hard surfaces, operator compartments and seats every 48 hours. The majority of buses are currently sanitized every 24 hours. Facilities and terminals that have hard surfaces are wiped down and sanitized on a daily basis.

The City urges riders to continue to maintain physical distancing at terminals, and at bus stops, even while wearing a mask, as much as possible. Riders are also reminded to carry their own personal disinfectant when travelling, such as hand sanitizer or wipes, wash their hands often, and cough or sneeze into their elbow. If you’re sick, please refrain from riding transit, get tested at the nearest COVID-19 assessment site and follow public health instructions.

With guidance from Peel Public Health, riders are reminded that non-medical masks are mandatory on buses and at terminals. 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 visit www.bramptontransit.com or follow @bramptontransit on Twitter for service updates. Questions may be directed to Brampton Transit’s Contact Centre at 905.874.2999.

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.

This summer, the City of Brampton is offering a modified summer camp for children ages 4 to 10. This camp runs weekly, Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM. For information on how to register, visit www.brampton.ca/recreation. 

Brampton Library

All library branches are closed to the public until further notice due to COVID-19. Curbside Pickup is available at select locations and returns are accepted 24/7 through exterior dropboxes at all eight branches. Discover free eBooks and eAudiobooks, entertainment streaming, online learning and more in the Digital Library at no cost to you with your Brampton Library card number and PIN. Click here to get an online library card or assistance with your account. Participate in virtual programs for all ages and register here for summer clubs: Brampton Brain Game for children age 0-12, Teen Summer Reading Club, and Adult Summer Reading Club. Stay in touch by subscribing to Brampton Library email updates and connect with Brampton Library on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @bramptonlibrary.

Brampton Animal Services

The Brampton Animal Shelter will be closed on Civic Holiday.
 
Animal Control is on the road Monday to Friday from 7 AM to 10 PM, and on Saturday, 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