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Downtown Brampton Easter Egg Hunt 2022

The Easter Egg Hunt Downtown Brampton on April 16, 2022 was a community success! As one of the first major events organized by the businesses after pandemic restrictions eased, the area saw over 2500 people visiting from Brampton and beyond. More than 850 children were registered for the event, with hundreds more turning up on the day to join the festivities.

With the support of Polaris Dental, Kennedy Road Church, and Nestle Canada, children had the chance to collect a map of treat locations (participating businesses), meet with the Easter Bunny, dance to music provided by DJ Jonathon Shaw, take a family photo at the photo booth, visit with Brampton Fire firefighters, check out the inside of an ambulance and more!

Over 20 downtown businesses provided free treats to little visitors including: Baci Gifts, RaPizza, Polaris Dental, Lot 25 Restaurant, Hooper’s Pharmacy, AMA Academy of Martial Arts, Stephan’s Furs, Restyle Beauty Boutique, Dolcezza Custom Cakes, Perpetual Bazaar, Flowertown Laundry, Journey Thrift, Roots Community Services, Segovia Coffee Co., Beaux-Arts Brampton, Brampton Denture & Wellness, Dragon World Games, Mi Churros, PAMA, and Pizzanini.

What some of our guests had to say about the event:

“I would like to take the time to thank you for throwing the Easter scavenger hunt today. My kids loved it, and I absolutely loved going into many different places I have never been in before and will definitely be going back to many places!!” – Ashley D.

“Thank you so much for organizing this fantastic event. As a result of the egg hunt, we got to see some interesting businesses downtown that I never even knew existed! We’ll be sure to return to some of the new discoveries we’ve just made!” – Esra H.

“Very organized, started on time, business[es] were so kind and generous. We already have a list of places we want to order food from next time.” – Apryl C.

Photography by Herman Custodio

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Transformation Underway in Downtown Brampton

Transformation underway in Downtown Brampton
BRAMPTON, ON (April 20, 2022) – Downtown Brampton is undergoing a transformation, beginning this week with the first phase of construction by the Region of Peel to replace watermain and sanitary sewers in the area.

During Stage 1 of construction, the Region’s contractor will occupy the two middle lanes of Queen Street East, and Queen Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction from approximately Main Street to the GO Tracks east of Chapel Street. This traffic control setup will be modified for construction of the underground infrastructure and surface works. However, one lane of traffic will be maintained on Queen Street at all times.

On-street parking in the active construction area will be unavailable on Queen Street. Free parking will be available in the municipal parking garages: Nelson Square, Market Square, West Tower, City Hall and John Street.

The Region will ensure businesses have access for delivery at all times through the laneways behind buildings. In this first stage, Harmsworth Lane and Garden Square Lane can be utilized for facilitating deliveries and loading or unloading for businesses. The City is also looking at dedicating a loading/unloading zone on Main Street South between John Street and Queen Street, which will assist with pickups for restaurants and food businesses.

Pedestrian access will be maintained to all businesses, and sidewalks will remain open. There will be some short-term work within the boulevards, followed by a complete replacement of curbs and sidewalks, when pedestrians will be directed to the other side of the street.

For more details on construction including timelines visit the Region of Peel’s website.

Support Local
Brampton’s downtown business community has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the City is dedicated to minimizing disruptions and supporting them in their economic recovery while it continues to invest in key infrastructure improvements to enhance public spaces.

Residents are encouraged to continue visiting downtown businesses during this time. You can find a full list of small Brampton businesses on the Support Local Brampton website.

For a full list of available parking options to visit your favourite businesses as construction is ongoing, visit www.brampton.ca.

Downtown Brampton Projects Centre
The Downtown Brampton Projects Centre (DBPC) is open. City staff are ready to assist downtown businesses and residents, and to continue delivering programs and initiatives to revitalize the downtown. Peel Region staff will also be available during the construction.
Learn more about the DBPC at www.brampton.ca/downtownbrampton.

About the Integrated Downtown Plan
These enhancements are a key part of driving the City’s Integrated Downtown Plan (IDP), a roadmap for action coordinating Downtown Brampton’s many ongoing initiatives and infrastructure projects that is anticipated to guide future growth and strategic investment.

The guiding principles of the IDP are inclusivity, innovation and sustainability. It will help coordinate infrastructure upgrades, urban design, land use, and programming interventions – positioning Brampton as a pivotal economic driver, regional cultural hub, and Innovation District.

For more information on the IDP, visit www.brampton.ca/IDP.

For more information on Downtown Brampton, visit www.brampton.ca/downtownbrampton.

MEDIA CONTACT Media Relations, City of Brampton mediarelations@brampton.ca

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Work Starting: Watermain, Sanitary Sewer Replacement, Road Repairs and Resurfacing​

Watermain, Sanitary Sewer Replacement, Road Repairs and Resurfacing​ ​

The Region of Peel is beginning construction of a watermain and sanitary sewer replacement project. Businesses will remain open throughout the construction period and as much lead time as possible will be given to businesses who may experience disruptions as the project advances through construction on Queen St. and Main St. Every effort will be made to reduce construction impacts to residents and businesses.  ​

Communication and Updates

Construction is anticipated to begin on Monday, April 18, 2022 and be completed by late 2024.

Detailed information about Phase 1 construction signage, parking, loading, traffic changes and other key areas important to residents and businesses is now available for review on the Region of Peel website.

Direct questions and comments to Avalon Myers, Project Ambassador at 416-457-3889 or Avalon.Myers@peelregion.ca.​

Ongoing communication will take place through: hard copy mailings, social media (Region and City of Brampton), public information session, and the project website​​. 

Questions?
Please call the Region of Peel at 905-791-7800 or toll-free: 1-888-919-7800, or City of Brampton at 311.

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