As Christmas and the holiday season in Brampton officially launches this weekend in downtown Brampton, please be advised that there will be road closures on both Queen Street East & West and Main Street South. These road closures are required from a safety perspective, due to the large crowds in the downtown area.
As a number of businesses are hosting special open houses this Friday we encourage your business to do the same and stay open later on Friday evening and even set-up a special holiday promotional area in front of your business to capture the many families in the downtown core.
Please see below for more details on the following road closures that will be in effect:
From 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Wellington Street West from George Street South to Main Street South
From 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm Main Street from Wellington Street to Theatre Lane/ Nelson Street
Queen Street from George Street to Chapel Street
The annual Brampton Board of Trade Santa Claus Parade is ready to hit Main Street! Please be advised of the following road closures in effect for the parade:
From 10:30 am to 6:30 pmKen Whillans Drive from Vodden Street to Church Street East Sproule Drive from Main Street North to Ken Whillans Drive Church Street East from Union Street to Scott Street
From 2:00 pm to 8:00 pmMain Street North from Queen Street to Theatre Lane/Nelson Street From 3:30 pm to 8:00 pmMain Street North from Vodden Street to Theatre Lane/Nelson Street
Main Street South from Queen Street to Charolais Boulevard
Queen Street from George Street to Centre Street From 3:30 pm to 8:00 pmElgin Drive from Mill Street South to Main Street South
Christmas Market this weekend: November 17 - November 19
The City of Brampton is pleased to present the annual Christmas Market in downtown Brampton! With the expansion of the market branching out to include Daily Times Square and the Conservatory at City Hall, this weekend is surely not to be missed with great vendors and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy!
TheDowntown Brampton BIA is pleased to present our first ever tree decorating competition! The BIA has involved over 6 schools in this tree decorating competition and is looking for shops to display them in. Families will be invited to visit the shops to vote on their school tree to win the grand prize of $1200. This program has been launched to attract new families into your business during the holiday season. All you need to do is host a tree and you are in! For more information, please contact Andrea Magana at Andrea.Magana@brampton.ca
Santa and Mrs. Claus filming in Downtown Brampton
The BIA and Brampton Says will be doing a filming series for online business promotion (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) during the holiday season. Filming will occur on November 25 from 12-4 pm and will involve Santa & Mrs. Claus visiting participants shopping or using a service in your business. If you would like to have your business featured in this film, please contact Andrea Magana at Andrea.Magana@brampton.ca with what you would like Santa to do in your business (i.e. clothing store, Santa goes shopping for a suit).
Holiday Window Decorating Contest
It's that time of year again! Decorate your storefront window and register as a participating business to ensure your window will be judged during December 1-3, 2017. For more details and to register your business, email Bobby Karmakar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Holiday Planter ProgramThe Holiday Season is here and the downtown Brampton BIA encourages all businesses to continue the fantastic work in keeping the downtown beautified! In case you did not know, the BIA has a unique merchant flower Planter Program, whereby the BIA will fund your business 50% of your holiday garden box supplies -- up to $150, which is a maximum of $75.00 rebate. To take advantage of this program, please email Bobby Karmakar at email@example.com
Come and Experience Downtown Streetscaping Visual Demonstration
The Downtown Reimagined information centre located at 15 Queen Street West will open on Friday November 17, 2017 at 11 a.m. The Downtown Reimagined information centre will be a drop in center to showcase some of the key City initiatives such as the University, Regional Connections, Riverwalk and the Queen Street Transit Master Plan. The store front will showcase a mini mock-up of streetscaping that will provide a visual demonstration of the exciting possibilities for the downtown. The drop in centre, which is being shared with the Region of Peel, will also be used to provide construction updates during the water main replacement capital project by the Region. This is a great opportunity for local residents and businesses to have a conversation with city staff, obtain updates and information and share their thoughts and address any concerns.