Although you’re probably excited about the holidays, you might be wondering what services will be delayed or unavailable during some of the most festive days of the year.
According to the city, many Brampton offices, including City Hall, will be closed to the public starting on Friday, Dec. 23 at 12:00 p.m. They will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.
Note that you will not be able to apply in person for marriage licenses, pay parking fines or apply for permits during this time. That said, essential services will continue to operate normally, including fire and emergency services and by-law enforcement.
While that’s all important housekeeping to keep note of, there are some fun things happening in relation to the holidays. According to the city, pet adoption gift certificates are now available for purchase. While this might seem a little strange, a companion could make life happier for a friend or relative who has the time, desire and resources to care for a pet. For details, call Brampton Animal Services at 905.458.5800 or visit www.brampton.ca/animalservices.
Brampton Transit will operate on reduced service levels for the holiday season. Saturday service will be in place on December 26 snf Sunday/holiday service will be in place on January 2, 2017. Reduced weekday schedules will be in effect on December 27, 28, 29 and 30. Regular weekday service resumes on January 3 with the exception of school routes (200 series).
While that may seem restrictive, it should please you to hear that service will be free (as it should be) on New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Eve Service on all routes begins at 7:00 p.m. on December 31 and includes extended service on some routes.
For route and schedule information, call 905.874.2999 or visit http://www.bramptontransit.com and use Next Ride for real-time next bus information. View next bus information on the go through a smartphone or other mobile device at nextride.brampton.ca
If you want to check out the library, there are reduced hours to be aware of.
According to the city, all Brampton library branches (Chinguacousy Branch in the Civic Centre, Cyril Clark Branch, Four Corners Branch, Gore Meadows Branch, Mount Pleasant Village Branch, and South Fletcher’s Branch) will be closed on the following days:
• Saturday, December 24, 2016
• Sunday, December 25, 2016
• Monday, December 26, 2016
• Saturday, December 31, 2016
• Sunday, January 1, 2017
• Monday, January 2, 2017
For more information, call (905) 793-4636 or 311, or visit www.bramptonlibrary.ca