Brampton BIA wants to turn roof of downtown parking garage into dining spectacular

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Published August 16, 2021 at 6:48 pm

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Brampton Downtown BIA (DBBIA) has been given approval to turn the roof of the Nelson Street parking garage into a fine dining venue.

In a presentation at Wednesday’s city council meeting, Carrie Percival, chair of DBBIA, said the facility is rarely full past the first level and never past the second, so the space on the roof is going completely to waste.

“What we’d like to propose is that the BIA leads a pilot project to activate that space to be able to offer arts, including culinary arts, visual arts and music.”

The eight-week trial would see the garage roof decorated with a mural and, in conjunction with local restaurants, offer unique, fine-dining options.

The DBBIA believes the space could turn into a tourist attraction, similar to a program in Toronto.

“If this is successful, the sky is the limit. We don’t have to end it when the trial period is over. This is a beautiful space to be able to activate,” said Percival.

Future ideas offered included events like Breakfast with Santa, New Year’s Eve dinner and event a Winter Taste of Brampton under dining globes.

The DBBIA has already secured sponsors for the proposed project and hopes to kick it off on Sept. 10.

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