Free bus tour for Brampton newcomers

December registration now open

BRAMPTON, ON –  Residents new to Brampton are invited to participate in the award-winning Newcomer Bus Tour community program this December.

Tours will take place on December 5 and 7, departing at 6 pm, starting from and returning to the Brampton Library’s Chinguacousy Branch at 150 Central Peel Drive. The tour takes participants on a 3-hour trip around Brampton that showcases the City’s facilities, services, and history, as well as the festive holiday lights.

Registration is now open and is extended to those residents who have moved to Brampton after January 1, 2014. Space is limited, so please contact the Brampton Library at 905.793.4636, or visit any Brampton Library branch. More information is available at www.brampton.ca/recreation.

 Brampton’s Newcomer Bus Tour, which has been operational since 2009, is made available through a partnership between the City of Brampton, Brampton Transit and Brampton Library. In March of this year, the Newcomer Bus Tour program received the Upstart Innovation Award from the American Library Association, which recognizes creative and innovative library programs.

These family-friendly tours introduce new residents to City facilities and places of interest, including heritage areas, parks, libraries, community centres, and public transit services.

Highlights of the tour:  

•        A visit to one of 25 recreation centres to learn about programs offered and how to use the Recreation Guide  

•        Stop at one of six community library branches to discover the diverse resources available and how to access them

•        Board a Brampton Transit bus to receive a hands-on workshop about using transit map, learning about Brampton Transit’s Rider Guide map, the advantages of PRESTO fare cards and how riders can transfer.

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