The City of Brampton has introduced new curbside pickup parking zones to help support local businesses and residents.
After the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have had to adjust and move several of their services online while offering curbside pickup and delivery.
This is why the City of Brampton approved “Loading Zones,” after recognizing the increased demand for parking in the downtown which can now be used as curbside pickup parking to help keep businesses, customers and residents safe.
This was done in consultation with the Downtown Brampton Business Improvement Association (BIA).
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To help build awareness, signage was installed to indicate which areas may be used for 15-minute curbside pickup parking spaces. Locations include 46 Queen St. East, 12 Queen St. East, Main St. North, Main St. North, 24 Main St. South and 74 Queen St. West.
The City also introduced measures to help support local businesses throughout their recovery and ensure they can operate safely.
On May 13, Brampton Council approved an Economic Recovery Strategy as a framework for the City to move forward with restarting the local economy.
On May 20, the City of Brampton launched its “Support Local” campaign to encourage residents to Shop, Eat, Gift and Support Local.
On May 29, Brampton was among the first municipalities in Canada to announce its participation in the ShopHERE program.
On June 24, the City launched its Patio Brampton program to enable its restaurants and bars to expand their patios and maintain physical distancing outside.
Through the Patio Brampton program, more residents have been able to get outdoors to enjoy the summer weather and support local businesses.
To date, 38 applications have been approved through the Patio Brampton program.
“We have been doing all we can to support our local businesses throughout the pandemic, and these new curbside pickup parking zones will make it easier for customers to safely shop their favourite local business,” said Mayor Patrick Brown.
“Let’s all continue to Support Local and help our community and economy recover from these challenging times.”