Upcoming Volunteer Opportunity with 8 80 Cities!

On September 12th, 15th, and 17th, 2022, we are seeking out ambitious volunteers to help us with our Public Life Studies at Vivian Lane in Brampton, Ontario. These sets of studies seek to understand how the space is being used after the laneway transformation and its performance.

8 80 Cities is launching the second round of Public Life Studies in Vivian Lane on September
12th, 15th, and 17th of 2022 and we need volunteers! This study has been created to gather
insight around how the newly transformed space is being utilized and what public perceptions
may be of the space.








Volunteer Details
We are looking for a total of 32 volunteers to fill various roles across three days during the week
of September 11th. There are four (4) blocks within each day we need volunteers for. Please
see the link to the sign-up form below.

A small incentive will be provided for anyone accepted in a volunteering role.

For more information on this opportunity, please check out the sign-up sheet link below.

Sign up for volunteering at:


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Salsa Dance Party – August 27, 2022



BRAMPTON, ON (August 22, 2022) The businesses of Downtown Brampton are excited to announce that on Saturday, August 27, they will host a Salsa Dance Party in McArter Lane from 4pm-10pm. 

Salsa, music and dance aficionados and their families are invited to listen and dance to live bands, enjoy delicious fare from local restaurants including Dalton’s Rotisserie, Pepper Shack, Mi Churros, Tadka King and more. 

The lineup, curated by B-Jazzed is: 

4pm: Salsotika

5:30: Carla Gonzalez

7pm: Salsotika

8:30: The Bachata Project

This family-friendly event encourages the community to visit downtown Brampton and celebrate latin music while supporting local businesses. Many businesses will be staying open late to cater to the crowd. 

“We are so excited to see another party in the lane! Promoting music, dance, and culture downtown Brampton in a fun, party-atmosphere is a great way to bring people together.” –Carrie Percival, Chair, Downtown Brampton BIA

“The Downtown Brampton BIA is dedicated to bringing fun family events as a way to unite the community and promote our businesses. Salsa Dance Party, as part of the Activate Downtown Brampton program, will be a great event to elevate downtown Brampton as a local destination.” -Suzy Godefroy, Executive Director, Downtown Brampton BIA

 Salsa Dance Party is funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. The Downtown Brampton BIA, together with its partners the City of Brampton and 8 80 Cities, was selected to receive $223,650 through the My Main Street Community Activator Program for Activate Downtown Brampton, a series of interactive installations and musical performances in Downtown Brampton’s laneways and public gathering spaces taking place until October 2022.


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We are hiring: Membership Engagement & Administrative Coordinator

The Downtown Brampton BIA is looking for an outgoing, dynamic person to be our Membership Engagement & Administrative Coordinator. If you love Downtown Brampton, enjoy speaking with people and are super organized, we want to hear from you.

Role: Membership Engagement Administrative Coordinator

Reporting to:   Downtown Brampton BIA Executive Director

Roles & Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Executive Director, coordinate, oversee & execute all aspects of administration and membership programs and inquires.


Administration Support for Office:

  • Maintain a close working relationship with the Executive Director
  • Greet visitors to the office and assist them with all inquiries.
  • Maintain office supplies, purchase requisitions and work orders
  • Process incoming and outgoing mail, A/P & A/R and deposits
  • Type correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, letters, proofreading and drafting correspondence as required
  • Respond to telephone and email inquiries and perform reception duties as required
  • Arrange meetings and appointments for the Executive Director, BIA staff as well as Board of Director meetings & BIA Committee meetings
  • Attend and serve as minute taker at staff meetings, Board of Director meetings, Committee meetings, and others when requested
  • Maintain corporate records for the Downtown Brampton BIA including BIA Committee Minutes, Registry of Directors, and monthly updates for the BIA Membership Business Database, Directory updates on website, Media database, Sponsorship database and Special Event Suppliers database and monthly staff time sheets
  • Manage the Downtown Dollars program
  • Manage the Downtown Brampton BIA Member Rebates program

Membership Engagement:

  • Annual Membership Engagement work plan
  • Coordination of Membership Welcome Package & Membership Booklet
  • Membership Relations – reach out to incoming and outgoing businesses – i.e. set-up initial meetings with new and old businesses
  • Membership Communications: BIA Membership e-News, emails etc.
  • Membership Events: Co-ordination of the BIA Business Mixers (Feb/June/Sept & Dec.) the BIA AGM, and assist with membership engagement at large
  • Articles for BIA Membership Engagement e-News (bi-weekly) & member surveys
  • Administration – Coordination of mailing/distribution of the BIA quarterly newsletter
  • Assist with Marketing as directed by the Executive Director
  • Handle the BIA Membership volunteer program and general volunteers year-round.
  • Conduct membership surveys when necessary.
  • Assist with membership deliveries.
  • Participate in proofreading of all outgoing material.

Reporting Structure: 

This position reports directly to the Executive Director of the Downtown Brampton BIA.

Skills Requirements:

  • Extremely strong interpersonal and customer service skills;
  • Very strong computer skills, including: Word, Excel, Word Press, Power Point, Access
  • Must be a detail oriented person and a self-starter with exceptionally strong project management and organizational skills
  • Must be able to work independently and strong team player with the BIA team
  • Must be able to take direction and execute on project management tasks; and
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Languages – English oral, reading and writing with additional working knowledge of other languages considered an asset

Education Requirements

  • College or University Degree in Business Administration, Legal Administration, Business, Marketing, Communications or related field;
  • Preferred two years of relevant work experience; and corporate and municipal/government experience is an asset

Work Conditions:

Office environment with regular hours of operation (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) with the understanding that the role requires after-hours commitments to include meetings, networking, event attendance, limited travel, meeting with suppliers, volunteers and other stakeholders.

Work hours shall be structured in advance – to manage the duties within the 28 hours a week. When required, lieu time shall be accrued to compensate for time over 35 hours with the approval of the Executive Director. Having a valid Driver’s License is an asset.

Physical abilities include light lifting, attending events (may include standing for extended periods and working different features), stairs and other similar demands.


To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to or by August 10th, 2022.

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