There is lots happening in Brampton on Family Day, but it’s important to note that some stores, government buildings and services won’t be available.
Recreation centres throughout Brampton are offering programs for the whole family including swimming, skating, fitness and more.
Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archives is open and offering free admission. They have a full slate of activities going on from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Brampton library branches, including the newly-minted Springdale branch, will be open on Family Day from 1 to 5 p.m.
If you want to get outside, the city’s outdoor skating trails at Gage Park and Chinguacousy Park will be open, as well as the ski and tubing hills at Mount Chinguacousy.
If you’d like to get some shopping in, Bramalea City Centre is also open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
As for food and dining, some restaurants will be open across the city and some won’t, so it’s best to call ahead.
City hall will be closed and a number of city services will be unavailable or operate under reduced service levels.
Regional services and offices will also be closed Monday including, Access Peel, Assessment: Peel Access to Housing and Children’s Services, Brampton breastfeeding clinics, Children’s Services Operations, Community Recycling Centres, dental services at Peel Public Health clinics, Employment Resource Centres, Healthy Sexuality Clinics, Human Services reception, Learn.Play.Care. Child Care Centres, Ontario Works in Peel, Peel Living, Public Works reception, the Meadowvale Peel Public Health Clinic and Rent Supplement.
In addition, banks and regional services like Ontario Works, employment services, and waste collection, the LCBO, Beer Store and most grocery stores will also be closed.
If You’re Taking Transit
If you’re planning to take Brampton Transit, note that it’s operating on a Sunday/Holiday schedule. GO Transit will operate on a Saturday schedule.
Other Things to Note
Waste collection, including curbside pickup of garbage and recycling, will not happen on Family Day but will be bumped to one day later. Since Family Day is a provincial holiday, federal services will be available, Canada Post outlets will be open and mail drop off will still occur.