Brampton summer events coming back for in-person celebrations


Published March 4, 2022 at 1:07 pm

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Events are coming back to Brampton this summer as the province continues to ease COVID-19 precautions.

Annual celebrations like Canada Day, Pride Month events and National Indeginous People’s Day are currently scheduled for online activities, but the city’s summer schedule could be filling up for in-person events as COVID-19 capacity limits and proof of vaccination requirements were lifted on March 1.

With restrictions easing and mask mandates likely to be dropped across the Region of Peel next month, Mayor Patrick Brown says he wants to see events come back to Brampton “100 per cent.”

“There’s no reason to have any events cancelled,” Brown said in a video interview with publisher Khaled Iwamura. “The province is lifting all restrictions so I expect us to have a normal summer where the community can be active and enjoy beautiful Brampton again.”

The City of Toronto is also bringing festivals back to city streets, with Mayor John Tory saying on Friday that the city is “saying loudly and clearly with today’s message and all the events to follow welcome back Toronto and welcome back to Toronto.”

Ontario has dropped proof of COVID-19 vaccination requirements for businesses and organisations, and Brampton has now removed proof of vaccination requirements and capacity limits at all city-run recreation centres and performing arts venues.

While Brampton has done away with capacity limits at city-run facilities, the province is allowing independent businesses to choose if they continue requiring a valid COVID-19 vaccination record upon entry.

Brampton’s Rose Theater has also reopened to full capacity, with listings and tickets available at

Brampton held an in-person event for New Year’s Eve this past December while Toronto opted for a virtual celebration, and Mississauga’s event was scrapped entirely.

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