Victoria Day 2020 in Brampton during COVID-19 pandemic
This year, Victoria Day takes place on Monday, May 18.
To help Bramptonians celebrate Victoria Day from their homes, the City has created an online hub full of family-friendly activities, takeout options from local restaurants, and a virtual fireworks display, powered by SnapdHUB.
Residents are encouraged to order from local restaurants on Victoria Day as part of the Hey Brampton! Let’s Eat! campaign led by Experience Brampton. Make the dining experience memorable by setting up a picnic in your backyard, on your front lawn, in your driveway, or anywhere else at home. Share a photo on social media and use #BramptonTogether to be a part of our physically distanced celebration.
Join neighbours across Ontario for an exciting staged fireworks experience in augmented reality! The virtual fireworks display offers residents a safe alternative to traditional Victoria Day fireworks displays. The virtual show starts online at 8 PM, with a countdown to the fireworks at 7:50 PM. Visit www.brampton.ca/victoriaday for participating restaurants and a link to the fireworks display.
Victoria Day is one of four holidays a year when short-range fireworks are allowed on private property, without the need for a permit, in Brampton. Under the by-law, fireworks are also permitted on Canada Day, Diwali and New Year’s Eve.
Every year, fireworks vendors are required to undergo City training before they are licensed to sell fireworks. This year, no trainings were held and no licences were issued. If residents see fireworks being sold in stores or elsewhere in Brampton, they are asked to report to Service Brampton through the Brampton 311 mobile app, online, or by calling 311. Residents are also asked to contact Service Brampton if concerned about the use of prohibited fireworks, or public gatherings of more than five people due to COVID-19.
Residents can call 311 or 905.874.2000 (outside of Brampton), use the Brampton 311 app (available on App Store or Google Play), visit www.311brampton.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org for any City of Brampton or Region of Peel matters, including queries related to COVID-19 such as tax deferrals, physical distancing and parks and facilities closures. Visit www.brampton.ca/covid19 for more information.