Take a look at what’s inside the new Brampton Youth Hub


Published May 2, 2023 at 1:10 pm

Brampton’s new Youth Hub just celebrated its grand opening but plans are already underway for a second centre for youth and teens in the city.

Monday marked the start of National Youth Week, recognizing the contributions of youth to the community, and it was also the grand opening of Brampton’s new Youth Hub at the Susan Fennell Sportsplex.

With a sleek modern design and leading-edge technology, the Youth Hub offers teens a safe and inclusive space for Brampton’s youth to connect and includes access to recreation, employment and career services, mental health supports and much more.

There’s also a multimedia suite with creator tools for video and music production, an Esports lounge for gamers, and a lounge for youth to hang out and connect.

Coun. Rowena Santos says that spaces like the Youth Hub give youth a way “to reconnect and engage in-person, instead of online social media” – something she says is vital coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our young people post-pandemic are now looking for spaces to reconnect and unplug, and this place gives them that opportunity to catch up on all that time lost during the pandemic,” Santos said.

With the grand opening complete, the City is already working on a second youth hub planned at the Century Gardens Recreation Centre which is currently in design with an anticipated opening in the fall of 2024.

The City has also brought back its free Explore Brampton Youth Pass program this year with 2,000 youth transit and summer drop-in recreation passes up for grabs.

The pass allows youth to take in Brampton Recreation programs and ride Brampton Transit for free during the summer. Applications for the Explore Brampton Youth Pass are open now and the deadline is May 7.

For more on the new Brampton Youth Hub visit www.Brampton.ca.

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