Second Season of Global T20 to take place in the City of Brampton

Organizers for Global T20 Canada have agreed to move the championship to a new Venue in the City of Brampton.

After completing its inaugural season in King’s City in 2018, Bombay Sports Company Ltd formally Mercuri Canada, the league organisers evaluated the impact of hosting the event in a more central location and listened to the feedback of the cricket fans. In collaboration with the City of Brampton and Mayor Patrick Brown the decision was taken to move the 2019 edition to west of Toronto and into the heart of the cricket loving community from July 25- August 11, 2019

Mayor Patrick Brown who was present at the conference delightedly said that,“I’m proud to say that Brampton is hosting the GT20 Cricket Tournament this year! As a healthy and safe city where cricket is especially popular, Brampton is an ideal location for this renowned event. We invite local, national and international audiences to attend what is sure to be a thrilling tournament this summer.”

Brampton has a largely immigrant population; individuals who have played the game or casual fans.  Weekly thousands of weekend warriors participate for local clubs across the city. The Brampton Etobicoke District League and others facilitate matches for thousands across the multiple venues.

“We thank the Mayor for his vision and interest in having Brampton host GT20, said Karan Kohli, son of GT20 financer Gurmeet Singh Bhamrah. “To deliver this tournament to the city of Brampton and Canada as a whole will not only bring joy to the fans but opportunities for local businesses and vendors.”

According to Mayor Brown, bringing GT20 to Brampton and furthering developing the fields in the City is delivering on a campaign promise.

“Brampton has the biggest cricket fans in Canada,” Mayor Brown said. “Just a few weeks ago we saw the Indian Premier League finals and fans in Brampton stayed up to the early hours to watch the finals. That’s how passionate our fans are.”

Mayor Brown added, “The City of Brampton has committed to more cricket infrastructure development in the city, currently two existing venues are getting lights and we are in discussions on the feasibility of a multi purpose complex that includes a cricket stadium.” Continue reading “Second Season of Global T20 to take place in the City of Brampton”

Brampton Transit receives Service Excellence award

Today, Brampton Transit received the Service Excellence award at the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) annual conference in Toronto.

CUTA hosts urban planners and transit professionals from across Canada at its yearly conference, and hands out corporate awards in categories such as Innovation and Environment. The Service Excellence award was specifically created this year to recognize the unique success and unprecedented ridership growth on Brampton Transit’s Züm Bus Rapid Transit service (BRT).

Pronounced “zoom,” Brampton Transit’s BRT service was designed from the ground up to provide residents with an efficient, high frequency, comfortable service. Züm was launched in fall 2010, and now has five routes that service major corridors across the city, making local and regional connections. In September 2018, the Züm Bovaird service was extended to Malton GO Station – another key regional connection.

The success of the BRT service, and across all of Brampton Transit’s lines, is unmatched in Canada. Since 2009, Brampton’s population has grown by 22 per cent, while Brampton Transit’s ridership has increased by over 120 per cent. Ridership continues to grow in 2018.  As of August 2018, ridership has increased by 17 per cent compared to 2017.

Brampton Transit continues to deliver its popular BRT service, achieving overall record ridership growth with every new route launch, and continued ridership increases during non-launch years. Key to Brampton Transit’s success are overall improved service, a great customer experience and advanced technology that supports both the service and the experience. Continue reading “Brampton Transit receives Service Excellence award”

Safety first when using or in possession of recreational cannabis!

With the legalization of recreational cannabis as of today, October 17, 2018, the City of Brampton is asking residents to put safety first when using or in possession of recreational cannabis.

Brampton Fire and Emergency Services data shows that 31 per cent of fatal fires in the home over the past five years were caused by improperly discarded smoking material. Smoking of cannabis will be regulated the same as tobacco, and cannabis users need to be responsible for safe use to protect themselves, their families, minors, pets, and property.

Fire safety
Cannabis users are advised not to cook while under the influence. Residents are also reminded not to grow beyond the legal limit of four cannabis plants per household, and not to make any modification to their electrical system or use high heat lamps as they pose a serious fire risk.

Where cannabis is prohibited  
Smoking of cannabis is prohibited in the same places where the smoking of tobacco is prohibited, e.g. enclosed public places/workplaces, within 20 metres of children’s playgrounds and play areas within parks, public sporting areas (e.g., splash pads, soccer fields) and in all bars and restaurant patios.

Who to contact
The City of Brampton along with Region of Peel will look into complaints about smoking on City property such municipal buildings, recreation centres, transit shelters, and in proximity to children’s play areas, including within parks. Continue reading “Safety first when using or in possession of recreational cannabis!”

Student art revitalizes Brampton Transit hub

A 16-foot long mural created by Sheridan College students was unveiled yesterday at Brampton Transit’s Gateway Terminal to help revitalize the space.

 Located at 501 Main Street South, the Brampton Gateway Terminal is a hub for students – particularly those from Sheridan College – making this project a natural collaboration. With the idea stemming from Brampton Transit employees who work at the terminal and wanted to beautify the space, the City commissioned several of the school’s Honours Bachelor of Illustration students to create a mural that represents Brampton Transit and its role in the community.

 Sheridan included this project in its summer illustration program.  Four students created the final artwork:  Alanna Campbell, Erina Chida, Isabella Fassler and Miri Molev. The mural project was led by Sheridan Illustration faculty Ted Zourntos and Julia Breckenreid, along with the support of Elijah Williams, Manager, Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support, who guided the students in the identification of appropriate indigenous symbols to include in the mural. Continue reading “Student art revitalizes Brampton Transit hub”

CeleBrampton: Our City. Our Day.

​​CeleBrampton kicks off summer in the city on Saturday, June 9, from 11 am to 9 pm in downtown Brampton. This two-time Top 100 Festival and Event in Ontario award winner is an annual one-day community celebration that showcases Brampton’s open, friendly, diverse community and provides an opportunity for residents to learn about City initiatives and services.

 Parking will be available at the four garages Downtown. Residents also have the option to travel to and from CeleBrampton with Brampton Transit for a dollar. This applies to cash fares only.

 This year’s event will take place across the downtown and include the following fun, family-friendly activities:

 Garden Square, 11 am – 9 pm

·       Garden Square will come alive with community activities and entertainment. The Main Stage will feature all local entertainment with interactive dance classes and live music performances.

·       Also included will be Paint by Number: Community Art Project on the large Muskoka chair, an interactive video booth, the popular MyBrampton sign and more!

 Main Street North, 11 am – 9 pm

·       Celebrating Brampton’s global flavours, 15+ vendors will line the street selling a variety of authentic cultural cuisine. Continue reading “CeleBrampton: Our City. Our Day.”

#MonsterWorld Mashup Festival Brings Sofar Sounds Secret Concert to Brampton For The First Time Ever

Looking for something other than a typical night out? The #MonsterWorld Mashup Launch Party is coming to Brampton on Friday, June 1, with an exciting array of musical guests, stand-up comedians and a visual art exhibition.

Good Kind Productions is collaborating with MonstrARTity to bring the popular global movement of the Sofar Sounds secret concert series to Brampton for the first time ever, where a secret lineup of surprise musical guests will have the crowd buzzing. The evening includes stand-up performances by a number of hilarious Brampton and GTA-based comedians, as well as a curated arts exhibit featuring works by local artists, with the support of Beaux Arts Brampton. The launch party will take place at The Den at Sheridan College, located on the Davis Campus. Free parking is available at the venue, and attendees are able to enjoy classic pub fare, Beau’s beer and other drinks at the bar during the show.

An exhilarating two-day event, #MonsterWorld Mashup is ready to take over Brampton this June 1-2, 2018. “We’re excited to have great partners and diverse artists in world music, urban music, comedy, spoken word and visual arts all working together to make our city spaces exciting”, says Executive Director of MonstrARTity, Vikas Kohli. “We’re presenting unique acts who represent the changing voices and faces of the GTA. The June 1st launch party will be a unique experience for the audience with Brampton’s first-ever Sofar secret concert and side-splitting comedy acts Continue reading “#MonsterWorld Mashup Festival Brings Sofar Sounds Secret Concert to Brampton For The First Time Ever”

Brampton’s Powerade Centre to be Renamed as CAA Centre

New naming rights agreement for one of the GTA’s largest sports and entertainment complexes commences this spring

BRAMPTON, ON (MARCH 22, 2018) – Realstar Group, one of Canada’s leading real estate investment and management enterprises, is proud to announce a new 10-year sponsorship agreement with CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) that includes transferring the naming rights of Brampton’s landmark 5,000-seat arena. It is expected that the rebranding transition from Powerade Centre to CAA Centre will be completed by late Spring 2018.

Built in 1998, the multi-purpose arena has become the city’s sports and culture hub, hosting hundreds of events each year including major sporting events, headlining concerts and trade shows, and is the home of ECHL’s Brampton Beast Hockey Club.

“On behalf of the City and my colleagues on the Council, we welcome CAA’s investment in Brampton. We look forward to many years of working together to bring Bramptonians exciting sporting and cultural experiences,” said Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey. “This arena has been a visible landmark to the Brampton community and surrounding area. It has hosted and supported local sports teams and significant cultural events that showcase the wonderful diversity of our vibrant city.”

CAA recently made a significant investment to relocate and renovate its Brampton retail store, located at 215 Delta Park Blvd, and the new CAA Centre, builds on that established community presence.

The CAA Centre is part of a strategy to provide the 56 million CAA and AAA members across North America with increased access to cultural experiences and benefits beyond roadside assistance. Continue reading “Brampton’s Powerade Centre to be Renamed as CAA Centre”

Downtown Brampton set to undergo an exciting transformation

Streetscaping project gets Ministry go-ahead

 BRAMPTON, ON –  Great things are happening. The City of Brampton received approval from the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change for the Downtown Brampton Streetscaping Environmental Assessment project, also called Downtown Reimagined. With this decision, the City will move ahead with detail design phase for the streetscaping work and the preferred cross-section as per the Environmental Assessment, but with a condition that any loading zones or accessible parking spots are to be placed where feasible and shall not impede the cycle lanes.

 In the coming months, as the detail design phase progresses, stakeholders will be presented with options for the “look and feel” of the design and will have an opportunity to provide feedback. Downtown Reimagined aims to create an aesthetically beautiful environment to boost the image and awareness of the downtown revitalization efforts. The main objectives of the project are to:

·         Create a street that will capitalize on the walkability and pedestrian capacity in the downtown

·         Animate these streets and to become a placemaking destination Continue reading “Downtown Brampton set to undergo an exciting transformation”

Delhi 2 Dublin will be the opening act for City of Brampton’s Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration!

Just Announced! City of Brampton’s Headliner and Opening Act for Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration!

BRAMPTON, ON: On November 17, at the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, the City of Brampton announced The Sheepdogs will be the headliner for this year’s New Year’s Eve Celebration in downtown Brampton. Special guests, Delhi 2 Dublin will be the opening act.

 Save the date  Sunday, December 31, from 5:30 pm to 12:30 am, as the New Year’s Eve Celebration is an exciting annual event for the whole family.

 The City of Brampton is excited to share this incredible roster of musical talent for this year’s FREE New Year’s Eve concert in Garden Square. Come to downtown Brampton to ring in 2018 with this all-Canadian concert line-up!

 The program includes musical performances by a number of Brampton locals including Guinness World Record holder for World’s Youngest DJ, Brandan Duke the DJ, indie rock band The Downturns and Canadian rapper, Pryde.

 The fun goes beyond Garden Square! This year, there will be a children’s dance party in the City Hall Atrium, craft station in the Conservatory and skating at Gage Park’s open air rink. Warm up at a fire pit while roasting marshmallows. The gazebo in the park is where we’ll be rocking out from 5:30 pm with music and an emcee to get the party started. Continue reading “Delhi 2 Dublin will be the opening act for City of Brampton’s Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration!”

Peel Memorial Centre to increase access to care

Ontario has approved a major hospital expansion project at the Peel Memorial Centre to increase access to care and reduce wait times in Brampton.

Dr. Eric Hoskins Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, was joined by Vic Dhillon, MPP for Brampton West, and Harinder Malhi, MPP for Brampton-Springdale, at the Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness today to announce the major expansion.

The next phase of redevelopment at Peel Memorial will add more inpatient services, including complex continuing care and rehabilitation for patients and their families.

The province is also making 37 additional beds available at the Brampton Civic Hospital this year, including six more beds announced last month. This investment is part of over 2,000 additional beds and spaces being made available across the province this year.

This support builds on recent health care investments in Brampton, including the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness, which opened in April and offers services to reduce wait times at nearby emergency departments such as urgent care, same-day surgeries, programs for new mothers and mental health supports.

Investing in hospitals is part of Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, Continue reading “Peel Memorial Centre to increase access to care”