Canada Day 2021 in Brampton during the COVID-19 pandemic

BRAMPTON, ON (June 28, 2021) – Canada Day takes place on Thursday, July 1. 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. 

Fireworks Safety

Canada Day is one of four days a year when short-range fireworks are allowed on private property, without the need for a permit, in Brampton. Under the by-law, fireworks are also permitted on Victoria Day, Diwali, and New Year’s Eve.

Short-range fireworks are permitted in line with the Fireworks By-law. Short-range fireworks are those that travel less than three metres (10 feet) when set off (e.g. fountains, wheels, ground spinners, sparklers). All other rocket-style fireworks are banned in Brampton. The City reminds residents that fireworks are not permitted on the street, sidewalks, within City parks, or on other 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.

Visit www.brampton.ca/fireworks for additional safety tips.

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 Canada Day. If residents see fireworks being sold in stores or elsewhere in Brampton, they are asked to report them to Service Brampton through the Brampton 311 mobile app, online, or by calling 311.

Brampton Transit

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

Customer Service Counters at Terminals will be closed on Canada Day. The Contact Centre will be available to assist from 9 am to 6 pm on Canada Day. 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 for Canada Day. Physical activity is important for everyone’s health and wellbeing – if you are visiting parks in Brampton, please remember the outdoor social gathering limit is 10 people. Visit www.brampton.ca/parks to discover our parks and trails.

Brampton Recreation

For information on outdoor amenities to enjoy safely with your family, including free fitness in the park classes and outdoor splash pads, visit www.brampton.ca/summerfun.

City of Brampton Recreation Centres are temporarily closed in response to provincial COVID-19 lockdown measures. For information on virtual programs and services, visit www.brampton.ca/recathome.

Brampton Library

All Brampton Library branches will remain closed on Canada Day.

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, all free with your library card.

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