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A Royal Affair in Garden Square

Residents invited to watch the Royal Wedding live coverage in downtown Brampton on Saturday, May 19.

BRAMPTON, ON – Brampton residents are invited to gather in downtown Brampton to watch live coverage of the Royal Wedding this Saturday, May 19, in Garden Square.

The viewing of the much-anticipated wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will start at 4 am, so bring a chair and settle in bright and early to watch the ceremony take place.

Located in downtown Brampton at the corner of Queen and Main Streets, Garden Square hosts a variety of fun-filled programming, events and free entertainment for all ages.

Find out more at www.brampton.ca/gardensquare or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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“Weddings are a wonderful and joyous occasion. I’m pleased that we have secured permission to air the Royal Wedding at Garden Square. We invite everyone to raise a cup of tea and share in this memorable event together. I know that the whole city of Brampton wishes Prince Harry and Ms. Markle the very vest as they embark on a new journey together. It’s going to be a special day!”

  • Mayor Linda Jeffrey

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Brampton is thinking bigger. We are a future ready organization with a sharp focus. We know our community’s growth, youth and diversity set us apart. We sit at the centre of Canada’s innovation super corridor, encouraging investment and growing our global success. We are building vibrant urban centres that ignite opportunity and instill pride in the people who live and work here. We are moving Brampton forward to be a connected city that is innovative, inclusive and bold. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Learn more at www.brampton.ca.

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Natalie Stogdill

Media Coordinator, Strategic Communications
2 Wellington Street West, Brampton, ON L6Y 4R2
905.874.3654 | natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca | www.brampton.ca

 

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Downtown Brampton set to undergo exciting makeover

BRAMPTON, ON – Exciting transformation is coming to downtown Brampton! Brampton City Council today unanimously approved moving forward with the recommended project plans for the Downtown Reimagined initiative. This project, which includes critical infrastructure and significant streetscaping in the city’s core, is being implemented by the Region of Peel in partnership with the City of Brampton.

The project includes:
• Replacement and relining the existing aging sanitary sewers;
• Installation of new watermains and sanitary and storm sewers and other utilities to accommodate future growth; and,
• Construction of new streetscaping.

To ensure timely and effective completion, vehicular traffic will be restricted in the area during construction that is expected to take 2.5 to 3 years. The Region of Peel will commence work on critical infrastructure in fall 2018. The target date for completion of the entire project is 2021.

When completed, Downtown Reimagined will create a vibrant public realm with an aesthetically beautiful streetscape around the historic Four Corners. The new streetscape – from Mill Street South to Chapel Street on Queen Street and Nelson Street East to Wellington Street on Main Street – will bring together pedestrians, cyclists and motorists in a safe and sustainable manner.  With a range of high design amenities, such as addition of cycle lanes to landscaping between street and sidewalk in order to capitalize on pedestrian walkability and enhance amenities, the public realm in downtown Brampton is set to undergo an exciting transformation.

For more information, including videos, images and updates, residents and businesses are encouraged to sign up at www.brampton.ca/downtownreimagined

What to expect
• Pedestrian and business access will remain open at all times throughout the downtown core
• The road closure for vehicular traffic is expected for 2  years on Queen Street between George St and Chapel Street (intersections remain open) and Main Street between Wellington Street and Nelson Street West (intersections remain open)
• To the greatest extent possible, the City is working to maintain the festivals and events that take place in Garden Square or Ken Whillans Square
• Enhanced road signage and wayfinding will be in place prior to any traffic changes to give the public enough notice to plan their route. “Open for Business” signs will be included during construction.
• Parking garage incentives will be in place for the duration of construction
• Visitors will be directed to the existing five parking garages through improved wayfinding

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“The people of Brampton have spoken. They want a more vibrant city that is an exciting place to live, work and play. Our downtown is on the cusp of transformation – we have a university coming in, a new centre for innovation on the works and this project is a kick-start to all that is exciting.”
– Councillor Doug Whillans, Chair, Public Works and Engineering Committee

“Downtown Reimagined is one of the first steps in delivering Brampton 2040 Vision. In the next five years, downtown Brampton will be a hive of activity as a number of exciting initiatives bring in new development and growth. We acknowledge construction will have a big impact and we are committed to working with our partners at the Region of Peel, the downtown BIA and all our stakeholders to minimize disruption and ensure a safe transition of traffic and pedestrian movement during the construction.”
– Harry Schlange, Chief Administrative Officer

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Brampton is thinking bigger. We are a future ready organization with a sharp focus. We know our community’s growth, youth and diversity set us apart. We sit at the centre of Canada’s innovation super corridor, encouraging investment and growing our global success. We are building vibrant urban centres that ignite opportunity and instill pride in the people who live and work here. We are moving Brampton forward to be a connected city that is innovative, inclusive and bold. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Learn more at www.brampton.ca.

 

MEDIA CONTACT
Natalie Stogdill
Media Coordinator
City of Brampton
905.874.3654 |  natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca

Grand opening: The Scent Bar .. dare to explore your senses?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

            The Scent Bar .. dare to explore your senses?

Meet Scent Designer, Tracy Pepe …
The Scent Bar questions one to re-imagine design from an olfactory perspective. Do you know what colour smells like? This interactive scent installation captures the art of scent design featuring Tracy Pepe’s handmade collection WhiffLoves™ at the NEW Scented L’ air, located in Historic Downtown Brampton, 29 Queen St E, Brampton, ONT. Pure Creative Fun. The Scent Bar is about exploring your sense of smell. The Scented L’air, a studio that challenges design to re-imagine from an olfactory perspective, enhancing the overall creative dimension of the message it communicates.

“As a little girl, my mother would play a scent game with myself and siblings. We would open up bottles
of jams, jars or spices, and boxes of herbs: guessing and testing who could identify the most smells. My love and appreciation for scent had developed: and I was only 4 years old. I want to share the fun of scent design.” Tracy Pepe

Friday, June 8th, 2018 2:00 pm ribbon cutting ceremony – open until 8:00 pm for celebrations June 9th open house – The Scent Bar

The studio will have three scent bars… we will be offering a draw for 2 tickets to ONTARIOS
ONLY LAVENDER FESTIVAL, Niagara on the lake, July…. https://niagaralavenderfestival.ticketspice.com/2018-niagara-lavender-festival

Tracy Pepe has built dozens of experiential design collaborations with architects and interior designers that are based on sensorial expansion – adding the intertwinement of scent strategy and colour to create newly deepens ways of visitor sensation. There are many ways to design a space using scent is another. Meet an incredible visionary www.noseknowsdesign.com.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-scented-lair-grand-opening-tickets-45838189258
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For more information about scent design, contact Nose Knows Design, 905-216-8766 noseknowsdesign.com or scentedlair.com

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