2016 Notice of Road Closures
Once again the Brampton Board of Trade Santa Claus Parade will be coming your way on Saturday, November 19, at 5:00 pm. Your co-operation in the past has assisted us in presenting Canada’s Best Community Parade as voted on by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. With an average crowd along the parade route exceeding 125,000 and a television audience of over 250,000 the parade has become the Region of Peel’s largest single day event.
We are again asking for your co-operation with the 2016 Santa Claus Parade. In order to facilitate the assembly of the parade some road closures/restrictions will be in effect. The following are the road restrictions, which will be in effect on Saturday, November 19, 2016.
Ken Whillans Drive
Ken Whillans Drive will be closed from Church Street to Mara Crescent’s north entrance, from 10:30 am until approximately 7:00 pm. Only Parade traffic will be allowed in this area and there will be no access for local residential traffic to either Sproule Drive or to the south entrance of Mara Crescent from Ken Whillans Drive. THERE WILL BE NO STREET PARKING ON KEN WHILLANS FROM 10:30 A.M. UNTIL THE END OF THE PARADE.
Greenway Retirement Community
There will be normal access to all buildings via the Sproule Drive alternate entrance from 10:30 am until the roads close at 3:30 pm. Access to surrounding roads should be reopened within 45 minutes of the end of the Parade. PLEASE READ PARKING NOTE AT END.
Access to Sproule Drive will be restricted to local residential traffic and parade traffic only from 12:30 pm. There will be NO through traffic to Ken Whillans Drive from 10:30 am until the road reopens at approximately 7:00 pm. Main Street will be closed at 3:30 pm and, as a result, ALL traffic in and out of Sproule Drive from either end will be blocked with the exception of emergency vehicles. Be aware that if you have to leave the area (and we will miss your presence at the parade), you must do so BEFORE 3:30 pm. Conversely, if you are having people over to help you celebrate with us (the more the merrier) their vehicle must arrive on the street NO LATER THAN 3:30 pm. Access to Main Street (northbound) should be reopened within 45 minutes of the end of the parade leaving the Sproule/Main area. PLEASE READ PARKING NOTE AT END.
Mara Crescent/Raine Court
Access to Mara Crescent (and Raine Court) will be allowed from Vodden Avenue to the north entrance of Mara Crescent throughout the day. Mara Crescent street parking will be restricted from 10 a.m. until the end of the Parade approximately 7:00 p.m. Please refer to attached City of Brampton map. Restrictions for the south entrance of Mara Crescent are outlined in the segment for “Ken Whillans Drive”. PLEASE READ PARKING NOTE AT END.
Access to Church Street between Scott Street and Union Street will be restricted to local residential traffic and parade traffic only from 10:30 am. There will be NO through traffic on Church Street. Access to addresses 48, 53, 58 & 59 Church Street will be from the west side (Union Street) entrance only. Main Street will be closed at 3:30 pm and as a result, ALL traffic from Church Street will be routed to Union Street southbound leading to Market Square Blvd. and then to Queen Street East (eastbound traffic only). PLEASE READ PARKING NOTE AT END.
Main Street, from Queen Street to Theatre Lane will be closed from 2:00 p.m. until approximately 7:30 p.m. The remainder of Main Street, from Sproule Drive to Charolais Boulevard, will be closed from 3:30 pm to approximately 7:30 pm. Only Parade traffic will be allowed in this area with no access for local traffic during this period. PLEASE READ PARKING NOTE AT END.
William Street / Bird Avenue / Ellen Street / Glen Eagle Crescent /
Woodbrook Drive / Etobicoke Drive / Pine Ridge Lane
Access to these streets will be closed from 3:30 pm to approximately 7:30 pm. Street Parking will be allowed as per the normal conditions.
Brampton Transit/Go Transit
Due to road closures on Main Street bus access for the Nelson Street West Terminal for both Brampton Transit and Go Transit will be via Market Square Boulevard only. The intersection of Market Square Boulevard and Main Street will be barricaded to accommodate Bus traffic and there will be Police Officers on point duty to control the flow of the spectators and direct buses through the intersection as parade gaps allow. Queen St. will be closed to through traffic at Main St.
Emergency Vehicles have full access to all areas of the Parade route during the times indicated.
IN THESE DESIGNATED AREAS THERE WILL BE NO STREET PARKING ALLOWED FROM 3:30 PM UNTIL THE END OF THE CLEANUP AFTER THE PARADE IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THE FLOW OF THE PARADE – THIS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.