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Service and Information Update

Thanksgiving 2020 in Brampton during the COVID-19 pandemic


​BRAMPTON, ON (October 6, 2020) – This year, Thanksgiving takes place on Monday, October 12.

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 the 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 mask wearing or safe reopening of select City facilities by appointment only. Visit www.brampton.ca/COVID19 for more information.

Fireworks Safety

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

Thanksgiving 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 Thanksgiving Monday with some cancelled routes. Please check schedules before travelling.

The Contact Centre is open and available to assist from 9 AM to 6 PM at 905.874.2999.

Customer Service counters are closed and terminal building hours at Bramalea, Brampton Gateway and Downtown Terminals are 6 AM to 9 PM. Trinity Common Terminal remains closed.

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 covering your nose, mouth and chin are mandatory on buses and 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.

Brampton Recreation

Recreation Centres will be closed on Thanksgiving with select locations reopening for visits by appointment on Tuesday, October 13. For more information on all recreation programs and services, including how to reserve a spot, visit www.brampton.ca/recreation.  

Continue to stay active and engaged while at home by following along with an online tutorial. Try a full body circuit, learn how to make origami hearts, practice your calligraphy skills, and more! Access a variety of Rec at Home activities at www.brampton.ca/recathome.  

Brampton Parks Fall Cleanup

Take a few minutes to help clean up litter in our city as part of our Fall Cleanup – around your home, local park, or in front of your business. You can get a free cleanup kit by registering online at www.brampton.ca/cleanup. Be sure to check out our “Be like Bill” campaign online to learn more about how one Bramptonian is leading the way and making a green impact.

Brampton Library

Brampton Library Branches are closed and Curbside Pickup is not available on Monday, October 12. 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 stay in touch by subscribing to Brampton Library email updates. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @bramptonlibrary. 

Brampton Animal Services

The Brampton Animal Shelter will be closed on Thanksgiving.
 
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.

Peel Public Health Reminders for Thanksgiving Weekend

Shrink your social circle
In order to reduce the risk of COVID-19, we all need to reduce our contact with others. Peel Public Health recommends keeping gatherings small, and shrinking your social circle to your immediate household or essential caregivers.

Reduce the risk of spread
Thanksgiving will look different this year. As we give thanks together, it’s important to make choices that will protect our loved ones from the risk of COVID-19. Maintain a physical distance of at least two metres to reduce the risk of spread. Where physical distancing is not possible, be sur to wear a mask.

If gathering, less is more
Hosts should limit guests to their immediate household and essential caregivers. Less is more during a pandemic. If you choose to have contact with people outside your immediate household, limit numbers, decrease your time together, stay apart, wear masks and wash hands.  If unwell, gather virtually instead of in-person, get tested and self-isolate at home.  

Don’t gather if you’re sick
Invited to a Thanksgiving gathering but feeling under the weather? Since COVID-19 continues to pose a risk in Peel when we gather, opt to connect virtually, self-isolate at home and seek testing to stay healthy.

For more information on how to protect yourself and loved ones this Thanksgiving weekend, visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus/ or follow the Region of Peel on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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

REGION OF PEEL MEDIA CONTACT
Ashleigh Hawkins
Communications Specialist – Public Health
The Region of Peel
416.818.4421 | ashleigh.hawkins@peelregion.ca