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City of Brampton Supports Downtown Brampton Business Core


Brampton, September  13, 2019The Downtown Brampton BIA would like to acknowledge the leadership city council has taken to prioritize the downtown core. Any initiative to enhance the image and brand of Downtown Brampton, encourage the public to frequent the downtown for shopping, attend events, and improve and increase community pride is welcome.

The City of Brampton has always recognized that people are at the heart of our city. This motion which puts the needs of people first is a welcome initiative. It is vital to invest in our Downtown Brampton core and to support the needs of the businesses and residents who live in the area.


Downtown Brampton BIA:

Downtown Brampton is a respected and welcoming destination dedicated to bringing people together for quality shopping, services and entertainment. The mission of the Downtown Brampton BIA is to promote and enhance downtown Brampton through marketing events and beautification to build confidence and engagement with members and the community.

Media Contact:

Colleen Cole | Media & Communications Specialist
Downtown Brampton BIA | (T) 905-874-3518| (E)


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Request for Proposals re: Carriage Rides for Downtown Brampton

76 Main Street North, Brampton, ON, L6V 1N7
Request for Proposal

Re: Carriage Rides for Downtown Brampton

The Downtown Brampton BIA is asking interested vendors to submit quotes for holiday carriage rides throughout the 2019 Holiday Season.

Interested vendors must provide a quote for the following dates:

Dates & # of carriages:

  • Friday November 29, 2019 6-10 p.m. 2
  • Friday November 30, 2019 4 – 8 pm 2
  • Friday December 6, 2019 6-10 p.m. 2
  • Saturday December 7, 2018 4 – 8 p.m. 2/4
  • Friday December 13, 2019 6-10 p.m. 2
  • Saturday December 14, 2019 4-8 p.m. 2/4
  • Friday December 20, 2019 6-10 p.m. 2
  • Saturday December 21, 2019 4-8 p.m. 2/4
  • Friday December 27, 2019  6 -10 p.m. 2
  • Saturday December 28, 2019 6 -10 p.m. 2
  • Sunday December 29, 2019 6 -10 p.m.  2
  • Monday December 30, 2019 6-10 p.m.  2/8

Total: 24

Dates & # Wagon Rides:

  • Sunday December 1, 2019 12 – 4 p.m. 1
  • Sunday December 8, 2019 12 – 4 p.m. 1
  • Sunday December 15, 2019 12 – 4 p.m. 1
  • Sunday December 22, 2019 12 – 4 p.m. 1
  • Sunday December 29, 2019 12 – 4 p.m. 1

Total: 5

Additional for 2020

Carriage Rides February 14, 2020 6 – 10 p.m. 2

About the Downtown Brampton BIA

The Downtown Brampton BIA is comprised of local business owners and landlords with the objective of improving the quality of experiences for all, who work, live and play in the downtown area. The BIA hosts events to promote the downtown area and to help attract new businesses. As a newly revived organization, we want to create relevance and excitement through strong marketing messages.

Scope of work:

  • Carriage Rides in 4 hour intervals (2 carriages on most occasions)
  • Additional staff to help load people onto the carriage
  • Clean – up where needed
  • 5 million in liability insurance naming the City of Brampton and the Downtown Brampton BIA.

Submission process:

Questions are welcome and should be directed to the undersigned.

Quotes may be submitted electronically to or via mail to:


76 Main Street North

Brampton ON L6V 1N7

Attention: Suzy Godefroy – Executive Director

Deadline: September 6, 2019

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Algoma University Receives Support from City of Brampton for Continued Downtown Expansion

(BRAMPTON, ON- August 7, 2019) –  The ongoing development of post-secondary education options available in downtown Brampton took another significant step forward today thanks to an expanded partnership between the City of Brampton and Algoma University. This morning, Brampton City Council supported the request to invest $7.3 million in grant funding spread over three years to facilitate a planned second phase expansion of Algoma University’s academic programming and facilities within Garden Square. The university will contribute $27 million to the project over the same period.

The funding will immediately support expansion plans that enable Algoma University’s enrolment capacity to grow to 1,000 students by 2023. By Fall 2020, degree and certificate offerings in Computer Science, Psychology, and Community Economic and Social Development will be available. These additions will complement current programming offered through the Algoma University School of Business and Economics. These new programs, along with anticipated future programming in Law and Justice and Social Work, will be housed within the Centre for Social, Cultural & Economic Innovation.

Phase II construction will commence this fall.

Expansion of Algoma University programming in Brampton has been identified by both the Algoma University Board of Governors and the Academic Senate as a key strategic priority as the institution strives to grow overall enrolment across all campuses to 3,000 students by 2023-24.

Further information about Algoma University is available at Quotes: “We are excited to see Algoma University grow its programming in the heart of Brampton. This investment is consistent with our term of Council priorities and Brampton 2040 Vision and moves us towards creating a City of Opportunities. Brampton is committed to building long-term relationships with recognized and well-respected education partners on solutions that meet the needs and advance the aspirations of our city and future students.”

– Mayor for the City of Brampton, Patrick Brown

“This continues to be an exciting period for the City of Brampton and for Algoma University as we work together to expand post-secondary options for the citizens of Brampton.  I would like to personally acknowledge and thank Mayor Brown, members of City Council and City Staff for their ongoing leadership and support for the strategic expansion of the Algoma University. This investment will increase our campus footprint and accelerate the University’s growth which will contribute to enhancing the vibrancy of the downtown and the retention of talent in the city.” 

– Asima Vezina, President and Vice-Chancellor, Algoma University

“Our partners play an instrumental role in Brampton’s success. Our agreement with Algoma is a great example of how we are leveraging partnerships with post-secondary institutions to establish an innovation ecosystem in the downtown, which in turn supports new jobs and economic growth.”

– Clare Barnett, Director, Economic Development and Culture

IMAGE:  Conceptual Drawing – Algoma University, Brampton Campus Exterior

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