Brampton’s 50th birthday bash comes next year with events, concerts and new city logo
Published October 25, 2023 at 10:29 am
Brampton is about to turn 50, and plans are underway to mark the golden anniversary with a city-wide celebration all year long.
Brampton officially became a city in 1974 with the merger of Chinguacousy Township, the Town of Brampton and Toronto Gore, and since then has grown to become Canada’s 9th largest city.
2024 will see the city celebrate 50 years of history, diversity and community with special events, promotions and a flashy new golden logo.
With a theme called Chapter 50: Telling the story of Brampton’s past, present and future, the 50th-anniversary campaign will begin on Dec. 31 at Brampton’s annual New Year’s Eve event where the City of Brampton logo will go gold for all of 2024.
The city will also launch a website dedicated to the 50th-anniversary celebrations for residents to highlight different events across Brampton
The anniversary events will continue throughout the year including a huge Brampton Birthday Celebration on June 29 in Chinguacousy Park, a special 50th-anniversary Brampton Citizens Award category recognizing individuals, organizations and businesses that have been instrumental to the development of Brampton, and a travelling exhibition by the Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA) highlighting Brampton’s history.
Other proposed anniversary initiatives include special Brampton Transit bus wraps, a 50th-anniversary photo opp in Ken Whillans Square, live performances, family-friendly events and free 50th anniversary memorabilia and swag at city events.
“The City of Brampton’s 50th birthday celebrations will highlight the growth and diversity of our city, while bringing together residents to remember their past, celebrate today, and look forward to the future of Brampton,” reads a report from staff on the city’s birthday plans.
As home to some with 250 cultures speaking 171 languages, the city says the anniversary will celebrate Brampton’s “cultural diversity, cross-cultural understanding” artistic expression.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising