Everything you need to know about Thanksgiving 2020 in Brampton

Published October 6, 2020 at 8:15 pm

This year, Thanksgiving takes place on Monday, October 12.

Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming holiday in Brampton amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This year, Thanksgiving takes place on Monday, October 12.

Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming holiday in Brampton amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

All critical services in Brampton including Fire and Emergency Services, Traffic Services, By-Law Enforcement, Road Operations, and Security Services will continue to operate as usual to support the community.

Residents may call 311 or use the Brampton 311 app, visit www.311brampton.ca or email [email protected] with any inquiries related to the City of Brampton or Region of Peel such as matters related to COVID-19, park safety measures, mask-wearing and the reopening of select city facilities by appointment only.

Visit www.brampton.ca/COVID19 for more information.

The City of Brampton will not be hosting any fireworks displays on Thanksgiving Monday and are reminding residents that personal fireworks are not permitted as it is not one of the four days of the year when personal fireworks are allowed.

Thanksgiving is not one of the four days of the year when personal fireworks are allowed in the City of Brampton. For more information, visit www.brampton.ca/bylaws.  

Brampton Transit will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule on Thanksgiving Monday with some cancelled routes. Please check the schedules before travelling.

The Contact Centre will be open and available to assist from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at (905) 874-2999.

Customer Service counters are closed and terminal building hours at Bramalea, Brampton Gateway and Downtown Terminals are 6:00 am to 9:00 pm. Trinity Common Terminal remains closed. 

An enhanced cleaning and sanitizing schedule remains in effect and it is Brampton Transit’s goal to disinfect all hard surfaces, operator compartments and seats every 48 hours.

The majority of buses are currently sanitized every 24 hours and facilities and terminals that have hard surfaces are wiped down and sanitized on a daily basis.

The City urges riders to continue to maintain physical distancing at terminals, and at bus stops, even while wearing a mask, as much as possible.

Riders are also reminded to carry their own personal disinfectant when travelling, such as hand sanitizer or wipes, wash their hands often, and cough or sneeze into their elbow.

If you’re sick, please refrain from riding transit, get tested at the nearest COVID-19 assessment site and follow public health instructions.

With guidance from Peel Public Health, riders are reminded that non-medical masks are mandatory on buses and terminals.

Recreation Centres will be closed on Thanksgiving with select locations reopening for visits by appointment on Tuesday, October 13. 

For more information on all recreation programs and services, including how to reserve a spot, visit www.brampton.ca/recreation

Continue to stay active and engaged while at home by following along with an online tutorial. Try a full body circuit, learn how to make origami hearts, practice your calligraphy skills, and more! Access a variety of Rec at Home activities at www.brampton.ca/recathome

Residents are encouraged to take a few minutes to help clean up litter in the city as part of the Fall Cleanup.

Litter may be cleaned up around your home, local park or in front of your business. You can get a free cleanup kit by registering online at www.brampton.ca/cleanup. Be sure to check out our “Be like Bill” campaign online to learn more about how one Bramptonian is leading the way and making a green impact.

Brampton Library Branches are closed and Curbside Pickup will not be available on Monday, October 12.

The Digital Library is available at no cost with a Brampton Library card number and PIN. 

The Brampton Animal Shelter will be closed on Thanksgiving.
Animal Control is on the road Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm and on Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm.

It will be responding only to calls about picking up sick, injured or aggressive domestic animals and wildlife, a dog running at large, a dog bite investigation and picking up of confined stray dogs or dead animals.

Outside of these hours, Animal Control will be responding to emergencies only.

In order to reduce the risk of COVID-19, we all need to reduce our contact with others. Peel Public Health recommends keeping gatherings small and shrinking your social circle to your immediate household or essential caregivers. 

Hosts should limit guests to their immediate household and essential caregivers.

It’s important to remember that less is more during a pandemic. If you choose to have contact with people outside your immediate household, limit numbers, decrease your time together, stay apart, wear masks and wash hands.

If unwell, gather virtually instead of in-person, get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate at home.   

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