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Service and Information Update

2022 Holiday Season in Brampton

​BRAMPTON, ON (December 14, 2022) – During the upcoming holiday season, many City of Brampton offices, including City Hall, will be closed to the public from Friday, December 23, 2022 at 12 pm until Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 8:30 am.

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 (if outside of Brampton), use the Brampton 311 app (available on App Store or Google Play), visit or email for any inquiries or service requests. The team is available 24/7 for any City of Brampton or Region of Peel matters.

Brampton Transit
Brampton Transit will be operating Holiday Service schedules from December 25 to January 8. Reduced Weekday service will be in effect with School Special Services, Secondary School extra trips and Route 199 cancelled. Regular service resumes on Monday, January 9, 2023.

Brampton Transit will operate the following schedules during the holiday season:

• Sunday, December 25, 2022: Sunday/Holiday service
• Monday, December 26, 2022: Saturday service
• Tuesday, December 27, 2022: Reduced Weekday service
• Wednesday, December 28, 2022: Reduced Weekday service
• Thursday, December 29, 2022: Reduced Weekday service
• Friday, December 30, 2022: Reduced Weekday service
• Saturday, December 31, 2022: Saturday service with extended New Years Eve service and ride free after 7pm
• Sunday, January 1, 2023: Sunday/Holiday service
• Monday, January 2, 2023: Sunday/Holiday service
• Tuesday, January 3, 2023: Reduced Weekday service
• Wednesday, January 4, 2023: Reduced Weekday service
• Thursday, January 5, 2023: Reduced Weekday service
• Friday, January 6, 2023: Reduced Weekday service
• Saturday, January 7, 2023: Saturday service
• Sunday, January 8, 2023: Sunday service

Brampton Transit Clark and Sandalwood Facilities, including Lost and Found, are closed from December 23, 2022 at 12:00pm until January 2, 2023.  The Transit Service Centres and Contact Centre will be closed on Sunday, December 25, 2022 and Sunday, January 1, 2023.

Ride free on Brampton Transit this New Year’s Eve after 7 pm with extended service offered.

For the full list of schedule and route information, click here.

To plan your next trip, call the Brampton Transit Contact Centre at 905.874.2999 or visit To stay up-to-date on service changes, follow @BramptonTransit on Twitter.

Brampton Recreation
Brampton Recreation Centre holiday hours of operation can be viewed at For more information on recreation programs and services, visit   

Outdoor Amenities
Select Outdoor skating rinks will be open throughout the holiday season, weather and ice conditions permitting. Outdoor skating rink hours of operation and full details can be found at
Mount Chinguacousy is our city’s destination for Skiing, Snowboarding and Tubing located at Chinguacousy Park. Mount Chinguacousy is scheduled to open on December 27, weather and snow conditions permitting. For all information, including hours of operation, open or closed status, and registration details, visit
Explore for more outdoor winter fun opportunities and ongoing amenity status updates! 
Food & Toy Drive
Until December 16, donate non-perishable food items and new, unwrapped toys at various locations in Brampton, including City Hall, Recreation Centres and participating libraries. All donations will be distributed to families in need in our community. Click here for drop-off locations and a list of the most-needed items.

Winter Program Registration
Registration for Brampton Recreation’s winter sessional programs begins December 12 at 6 am for residents of Brampton. Programs are available to view online at beginning December 5. Winter registered programs begin the week of January 9, 2023.

Brampton Library
All Brampton Library branches will be closed:

• Saturday, December 24, 2022
• Sunday, December 25, 2022
• Monday, December 26, 2022
• Sunday, December 31, 2022
• Monday, January 1, 2023

Visit us 24/7 at! To borrow materials, reserve them online with your Brampton Library card number and PIN. Learn about free access to our online collections, including ebooks and e-learning. See hours of operation and full details for our eight branches. Register for in-person and virtual programs for all ages and interests through the calendar of events and subscribe to our email updates. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn, and be sure to download the Brampton Library mobile app on iOS and Google Play. Learn more about our app. Visit our website to live chat with our staff or Ask A Question.

Brampton Animal Services
 The Brampton Animal Shelter will run on the following schedule:

• Friday, December 23, 2022 – Open 10 am to 12 pm for animal claims only
• Saturday, December 24, 2022 - Open 10 am to 12 pm for animal claims only
• Sunday, December 25, 2022 – Closed
• Monday, December 26, 2022 – Closed
• Tuesday, December 27, 2022 – Closed
• Wednesday, December 28, 2022 – Open 9 am to 5 pm
• Thursday, December 29, 2022 – Open 9 am to 5 pm
• Friday, December 30, 2022 – Open 10 am to 12 pm for animal claims only
• Saturday, December 31, 2022 – Open 10 am to 12 pm for animal claims only
• Sunday, January 1, 2023 – Closed
• Monday, January 2, 2023 – Closed

The shelter will reopen for regular business on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.
Animal Control will be on the road from 8 am to 6:30 pm from December 24 to 27, 2022 and December 31 to January 2, 2023. Animal Control will be on the road from 7 am to 10 pm on December 28 to 30, 2022. Outside of these hours, Animal Control will be responding to emergencies only.

Brampton’s New Year’s Eve
The countdown is on to 2023 and there is no better place to celebrate than in Downtown Brampton! Ring in the New Year with skating in Gage Park, a live concert hosted by Josie Dye featuring performances by DJ Roshanie, Jane’s Party and headliner The Beaches, and a dazzling ten-minute fireworks display at midnight presented by Tim Hortons

Check out the Night Lights Projection Exhibit and watch as art comes to life on the walls of City Hall. Animations will feature artwork from ten local artists and will be projected on the City Hall wall facing Wellington St W.

For event details and information on road closures, parking and planning your trip with Brampton Transit, visit

Mayor’s New Year’s Levee
Brampton City Hall
Sunday, January 29 | City Hall | 2 to 5 pm

Meet and Greet with Mayor Patrick Brown and Members of Council inside the atrium of City Hall to exchange best wishes and greetings for the year ahead. A community skate will take place in Gage Park from 4 to 5 pm following the meet and greet

For more information on the Mayor’s New Year’s Levee, visit

Amended Fireworks By-law
At the November 23 Committee of Council meeting, City Council ratified the amended Fireworks By-Law that immediately prohibits the use, purchase, discharge, possession, sale and offer to sell of fireworks in Brampton. Under the amended by-law, fireworks are no longer allowed on private property in Brampton, including on New Year’s Eve.

The safety of residents is the City’s top priority, and the Fireworks By-law aims to mitigate the risk of injury and damage to property. Under the amended by-law, the fine for discharging fireworks would be increased to a minimum of $500, and the fine for selling or offering to sell fireworks would be increased to a minimum of $1000. 

Find more information on the Fireworks By-law here.



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