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Service and Information Update

Thanksgiving 2021 in Brampton during the COVID-19 pandemic


BRAMPTON, ON (October 6, 2021) – Thanksgiving takes place on Monday, October 11. Here is what you need to know about City of Brampton services that day.

All essential and 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. For queries related to COVID-19, visit www.brampton.ca/COVID19.  

Brampton Transit  
Brampton Transit will be operating on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on October 11, with some cancelled routes. The following routes will be in service:

• 501 Züm Queen
• 502 Züm Main
• 505 Züm Bovaird
• 511 Züm Steeles
• 1 Queen
• 2 Main
• 3 McLaughlin
• 4 Chinguacousy
• 5 Bovaird
• 7 Kennedy
• 8 Centre
• 11 Steeles
• 14 Torbram
• 15 Bramalea
• 18 Dixie
• 23 Sandalwood
• 29 Williams
• 30 Airport Road
• 35 Clarkway
• 50 Gore Road
• 52 McMurchy
• 53 Ray Lawson
• 56 Kingknoll
• 57 Charolais
• 115 Pearson Airport Express
 
Customer Service Counters at Terminals will be closed. The Contact Centre will be available to assist from 9 am to 6 pm. For more information, call the Contact Centre at 905.874.2999 or visit www.bramptontransit.com.  

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 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 sick, please refrain from riding transit, get tested at the nearest COVID-19 assessment site and follow public health instructions.

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 Parks
All Brampton recreational trails, playgrounds, and parks, including off-leash dog parks, are open on October 11. Physical activity is important for everyone’s health and wellbeing. Visit www.brampton.ca/parks to discover our parks and trails.

Brampton Recreation
Select Recreation Centres are open for scheduled drop-in and registered programming on October 11. For more information on all recreation programs and services visit www.brampton.ca/recreation.  

Continue to stay active and engaged while at home by following along with an online tutorial. Access a variety of Rec at Home activities at www.brampton.ca/recathome.  

When visiting a Recreation Centre, proof of vaccination and personal identification is required. For full details regarding requirements and exemptions please visit the Brampton Recreation webpage here.

Brampton Library
All Brampton Library branches are closed on October 11.

Visit the Brampton Library website anytime to discover online borrowing and access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, TV and Movie streaming, online learning, arts and crafts instruction, and more. Discover our latest digital collection: O'Reilly! This powerful research tool for business and technology has 50,000 ebooks and 30,000 hours of video by industry experts. Prepare for in-demand certifications, with official preparatory materials and interactive practice tests, all free with your library card.

To get a Brampton Library card, please click here.
Enjoy flexible returns of your borrowed materials through the 24-hour external drop boxes at all branches. Register and plan to attend our virtual programs on Calendar of Events and enjoy videos including weekly virtual storytimes on the Brampton Library YouTube page.

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All Brampton Library branches have reopened to serve you. For details, please visit our website

Brampton Animal Services
The Brampton Animal Shelter will be closed on October 11. 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
Follow these public health measures to protect yourself and others from COVID-19:
• Get vaccinated
• Follow the provincial guidelines for gatherings indoors and outdoors, while maintaining physical distancing between members of different households.
• If you must interact with those outside of your household, practise the Core Four actions:
o Keep a physical distance of 2 metres
o Wear a mask
o Wash your hands often
o Stay home if sick, even with mild symptoms

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CITY OF BRAMPTON MEDIA CONTACT
Christine Sharma
Senior Advisor, Media Relations, City of Brampton
647.242.4319 | christine.sharma@brampton.ca  

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