Brampton GO Station to be renamed Brampton Innovation District GO

BRAMPTON, ON (June 29, 2023) – Today, the City of Brampton in partnership with Metrolinx, announced the naming rights agreement for Brampton GO Station, to be renamed Brampton Innovation District GO.
Aptly renamed due to its location, Brampton Innovation District GO is in the heart of downtown Brampton and the City’s growing Innovation District.
The new station name is part of a 10-year agreement with Metrolinx that will give the City exclusive rights to associate the word “Innovation” with GO stations across the entire Metrolinx network and in GO transit collateral (maps, schedules, etc.), providing a unique exposure opportunity for Brampton.
The announcement today included the unveiling of new window signage in the George Street bus loop, to be followed this fall by permanent signage throughout the station and across the GO network and the Brampton Transit system.
Through increased awareness of the Brampton Innovation District, this partnership with Metrolinx will further enhance Brampton’s position as an innovation and technology event destination to host tech sector events and international delegations, and enhance Brampton’s unique ability to attract highly skilled tech talent from both Toronto and Waterloo.
About the Brampton Innovation District
The Innovation District has a sharp focus on start-up scaling, investment attraction and talent development. The Brampton Innovation District provides local talent development and support for entrepreneurs and new business owners through every stage of their journey, from education, training and re-skilling to support for companies of all sizes and across all sectors. The Innovation District is a developing ecosystem which also offers resources to support innovation and technology companies in creating new technology.
Located in the middle of the Canada’s Innovation Corridor and conveniently connected by the GO train, Brampton is putting the pieces in place to take a lead role in the Corridor.
“Acquiring the Brampton GO station naming rights differentiates the Brampton Innovation District and raises awareness of downtown Brampton as a centre for innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. Renaming the station will support job creation, attract investment and talent, strengthen transit, tourism, arts and culture and other strategic initiatives within downtown Brampton.”
Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
“As an identifiable landmark for innovation, Brampton Innovation District GO will strengthen Brampton’s competitive advantage, and naturally attract start-up founders, entrepreneurs, innovation-focused professionals, corporations, and investment to Brampton.”
Gurpartap Singh Toor, Regional Councillor, Wards 9 & 10; Chair, Economic Development,City of Brampton 
“We’re excited to collaborate with the City of Brampton and the thriving Innovation District. We look forward to increasing awareness about the benefits of GO Transit connections to jobs, families and the surrounding region.”
Mark Childs, Chief of Marketing, Metrolinx


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Party in the Lanes: An Unforgettable Community Event in Downtown Brampton

Brampton, ON – [June 28, 2023] – Get ready for a night of music, food, and community engagement as Downtown Brampton comes alive with the vibrant and exciting Party in the Lanes event. Scheduled to take place on Friday, July 14, 2023, this event promises to be an unforgettable experience for the entire community.

Party in the Lanes aims to foster community engagement and promote a sense of togetherness while showcasing the rich talent and offerings of the local arts and business scene. With a variety of activities and themes spread across different locations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Vivian Lane – Kids Zone [5-9pm]

The Vivian Lane Kids Zone is a haven for young creatives. Kids can explore their imagination and build extraordinary structures with 15,000 LEGO bricks and Duplo®. From interactive LEGO building tables to an inspirational display of great LEGO structures, this zone will inspire and delight young minds. The Giant Everblocks Chair offers a fantastic photo opportunity, while the EverBlock House, built by the kids themselves, allows them to step into a world of their own creation. Creative leaders will be on hand to inspire and guide the kids in their building and design adventures. Don’t forget to visit the Downtown Brampton BIA Welcome Booth, where bubbles playfully fill the air.








McArter Lane – Vibez in da Lane [6-10pm]

Experience the ultimate culinary journey at McArter Lane’s Vibez in da Lane. The lane will be lined with food trucks serving up delectable delights that will tantalize your taste buds. From the savory dishes of Pharoah’s Kitchen and Tito Jumbo’s to the mouthwatering fusion of flavors at Fusion and Soul Chicken & Waffles, there’s something to satisfy every craving. Join us as we channel the pure vibes of the Caribbean with the Caribbean Vibez in da Lane DJ Series. Get ready to dance to the infectious beats of soca, dancehall, calypso, and more. This is a celebration of culture, inviting people of all orientations and backgrounds to catch the vibe, dress up, and get down. The lineup includes renowned DJs such as DJ Khal–El, DJ Crystal, DJ Brandon6ixx, DJ Spinnaz, DJ Tasha Rozez, and DJ Director.

Daily Times Square – Salsa Dance Party [7-10pm]

Put on your dancing shoes and head to Daily Times Square for a night of sizzling Latin beats at the Salsa Dance Party. The live Latin band Salsotika will set the stage on fire, creating an electrifying atmosphere. Join dance lessons with Gonzalo Olea of 123Salsa Brampton and learn the art of salsa, allowing you to move and groove like a pro. While you dance the night away, you can grab a refreshing cup of coffee at West End Espresso Bar to keep the energy high.

Party in the Lanes is not only a celebration of art, music, and culture but also an opportunity to support local businesses and artisans. The event is expected to attract a diverse audience of approximately 500 attendees, contributing to the economic boost of the local community.

“We are thrilled to bring Party in the Lanes to Downtown Brampton,” said Carrie Percival, Downtown Brampton BIA Chair. “This event is a testament to our commitment to community engagement, showcasing local talent, and supporting the growth of local businesses. We invite everyone to join us for a memorable evening filled with music, food, and fun!”

For more information about Party in the Lanes and to stay updated on the event details, visit the official website at or follow us on social media @downtownbrampton 


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Downtown Brampton BIA Announces Free Summer Music Series as Part of Activate Downtown Brampton Program

Brampton, ON – June 1, 2023

The Downtown Brampton BIA is thrilled to announce a series of free musical activations taking place in downtown Brampton as part of the Activate Downtown Brampton program. This exciting program aims to bring vibrant energy and community engagement to the heart of the city. From June 8th until September 30th, 2023, residents and visitors can enjoy a wide array of musical performances and community activations.

The Activate Downtown Brampton program will feature an impressive lineup of talented artists, creating an immersive and entertaining experience for all attendees. These activations will take place at various locations throughout downtown Brampton, inviting the community to explore and celebrate the vibrant arts and culture, dining and shopping in the area.

The festivities commence on June 8th with The Matthew and Richard Jazz Duo [Instagram: @mrjazzduo] captivating audiences at Garden Square in front of Segovia Coffee Co. from 5:30-7:30pm. This dynamic duo will delight listeners with their mesmerizing improvisations and captivating performances.

On June 9th, Vesuvio Ristorante will host Carmen Spada [Instagram: @carmen.spada], who will serenade attendees with his melodic tunes from 6:30-9pm. Visitors can indulge in delicious cuisine while enjoying an evening of enchanting music.

The lively melodies continue on June 9th as Ablett & Cooper [Website:] take the stage at Vivian Lane from 11am-1pm. Known for their innovative fusion of genres, this duo will bring their infectious energy and exceptional musical talent to create an unforgettable experience.

As the sun begins to set on June 9th, The Downtown Brampton Food District will come alive with the passionate performance of Angelica Zavala [Instagram: @angelicazavalamusic] from 6-8pm. Attendees can enjoy culinary delights while being serenaded by Angelica’s soulful vocals and electrifying stage presence.

The Activate Downtown Brampton program is set to continue until the end of September, offering a wide range of musical performances and community activations. Residents, visitors, and music enthusiasts are encouraged to stay tuned for upcoming events and take part in this celebration of art and culture in downtown Brampton.

Activate Downtown Brampton, which enters its second year of bringing fun and free activations to downtown Brampton is supported by the Government of Canada’s Healthy Communities Initiative and aims to create vibrant and engaging spaces that foster community spirit and well-being. For more information about the Activate Downtown Brampton program and to explore the full lineup of events, please visit the Downtown Brampton BIA website at

Parking is free in all municipal lots, making it convenient for attendees to enjoy the events. For parking directions and a map, please visit

“We are excited to continue the Activate Downtown Brampton program, bringing fun and engaging activations to our community,” said Carrie Percival, Chair of the Downtown Brampton BIA. “We invite everyone to join us in celebrating the arts, culture, shopping and dining scene in downtown Brampton while enjoying the incredible talent showcased through these musical performances.”

Stay connected with the Downtown Brampton BIA and the Activate Downtown Brampton program by following them on social media:


Twitter: @bramptondtbia

Instagram: @downtownbrampton 

TikTok: @downtownbramptonbia

Hashtag: #activatedowntownbrampton #downtownbrampton 

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