Gita Park in Brampton to be the first outside of India


Published September 7, 2022 at 2:26 pm

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A small park in Brampton is getting a Hindu name.

A new Brampton parkette, administratively listed as Troyers Park in Ward 6, will get a new name. The park is in a new subdivision on Workgreen Park Way, off Heritage Road and south of Embleton Road.

There are reports currently circulating indicating the park would be 90 acres and include Hindu statues. In fact, the park is 1.5 hectares or about 3.7 acres. The city has not yet announced plans for the small park.

Suggestions have included a basketball court, a cricket field, and a place for doing yoga.

Council voted unanimously to rename the parkette Gita Park at an Aug. 26 meeting. Gita is a 700-verse Hindu holy scripture originating from India.

“We are very grateful for our Hindu community and this park is a symbol of that friendship,” Mayor Patrick Brown said in a statement. “I am very proud that this will be the first Gita Park outside of India.”

The move is part of the city’s goal to be more inclusive.

“Previously we only had Christian names and our council unanimously voted to include all faiths in our naming policy to celebrate our diversity,” Brown tells inSauga.

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