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Service and Information Update

Victoria Day 2022 in Brampton


​BRAMPTON, ON (May 17, 2022) – This year, Victoria Day takes place on Monday, May 23.
 
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. 
 
Fireworks Safety
Victoria Day is one of four days a year when short-range fireworks are allowed on private property in Brampton without the need for a permit. Under the by-law, fireworks are also permitted on Canada 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). That’s roughly the height of a Brampton Transit bus or a basketball hoop.
 
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.
 
Every year, fireworks vendors are required to undergo City training before they are licensed to sell fireworks. The City offered online training to vendors. No fireworks licenses have been issued for Victoria Day. If residents see fireworks being sold in stores or elsewhere in Brampton, they are asked to report them to Service Brampton by calling 311 or 905.874.2000 (outside of Brampton).

For more information on firework safety and bylaws, visit www.brampton.ca/fireworks

Brampton Transit
Brampton Transit will be operating on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Victoria Day. Customer Service counters at the terminals are closed. The Contact Centre is available to assist from 7 am to 9 pm.
 
Masks will continue to be required on all Brampton Transit buses and in Brampton Transit terminals in line with the Province’s regulations. Bus sanitizing remains in effect, and facilities and terminals that have hard surfaces are wiped down and sanitized daily.
 
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, remain open on Victoria Day. Physical activity is important for everyone’s health and wellbeing! Visit www.brampton.ca/parks to discover our parks and recreational trails. 
 
Brampton Recreation
Brampton Recreation Centres will be open according to modified hours of operation on Victoria Day. Holiday hours can be viewed here.
Citywide splash pads are scheduled to re-open for the season on Saturday, May 21, weather permitting. View splash pad locations, hours, and operational status updates here.

Visit www.brampton.ca/recreation for information on recreation centres, available programs, memberships and more.  

Brampton Library
Brampton Library branches will be closed on Sunday, May 22 and Monday, May 23 for Victoria Day. 

Join us online at www.bramptonlibrary.ca to borrow eBooks and audiobooks, stream television and movies, access a wide range of educational, creative, and professional digital learning platforms, and more. Register for virtual, in-branch and drop-in programs for all ages and interests through our calendar of events and subscribe to our email updates. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn, and be sure to download the Brampton Library mobile app on iOS and Google Play. Click here for more details about our app. To live chat with our staff, or Ask A Question, visit our website.

Brampton Animal Services
The Brampton Animal Shelter will be closed on Victoria Day. 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. Outside of these hours, Animal Control will be responding to emergencies only. 
 
Peel Public Health Reminders for Victoria Day Weekend
As COVID-19 continues to circulate in our community, it is important to remember that public health measures remain our best defense against the virus. No one thing on its own is 100 per cent effective at preventing the spread of COVID-19, but layering public health measures provides the best protection. Layers of protection include:
• Getting vaccinated.
• Staying home when sick.
• Washing your hands frequently.
• Practicing proper respiratory etiquette by covering coughs and sneezes.
• Using a high-quality mask when necessary. 
 
For more information on how and where to book your COVID-19 vaccine in Peel, visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus/vaccine/. Take care of each other by following the provincial guidelines in its Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario.


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