National Day for Truth Reconciliation in Brampton

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation in Brampton on Sept 30

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BRAMPTON – The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation takes place on Friday, September 30. Here is what you need to know about City of Brampton services that day.

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation seeks to understand the impact and intergenerational harm that residential schools have caused to Indigenous families and nations, and to honour the First Nations, Inuit and Métis lives who were lost and the survivors, their families and communities who have been affected by this injustice. All City facilities will be closed and Transit services will operate on a regular weekday schedule, encouraging all employees and residents to participate in the opportunity to reflect, observe and take part in City and community activities.

All essential and critical services, including Fire and Emergency Services, Traffic Services, By-Law Enforcement, Road Operations, and Security Services will continue to operate as usual to support the community.

Residents can call 311 or 905.874.2000 (outside of Brampton), use the Brampton 311 app (available on App Store or Google Play), visit or email for any inquiries. We are available 24/7 for any City of Brampton or Region of Peel matters.

Residents are invited to join the City of Brampton at the Rose Theatre on September 30 for an evening of commemoration and conversation to remember, reflect and commit to truth and reconciliation. A candlelight vigil will begin at 5 pm and Indigenous learning featuring remarks by Chief Laforme and a keynote speech by Jody Wilson-Raybould will begin at 7 pm.  For more information and to secure your free ticket to attend, visit

Brampton Transit 

Brampton Transit will be operating on a regular weekday schedule. Customer Service Counters will be open. The Contact Centre is available to assist from 7 am to 9 pm by calling 905.874.2999.

For route and schedule information call 905.874.2999 or visit

Visit or follow @bramptontransit on Twitter for service updates.

Brampton Parks

All Brampton recreational trails, playgrounds, and parks, including off-leash dog parks, remain open on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Visit to discover our parks and recreational trails.

Brampton Recreation

All City of Brampton Recreation Centres are open for limited programs and services on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Holiday hours can be viewed here.

Visit for information on recreation centres, available programs, memberships and more.

Brampton Library

All Brampton Library branches will be closed on Friday, September 30 for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Visit us 24/7 at! To borrow materials, reserve them online with your Brampton Library card number and PIN. Learn about free access to our online collections, including ebooks and e-learning. See hours of operation and full details for our eight branches. Register for in-person and virtual programs for all ages and interests through the calendar of events and subscribe to our email updates. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn, and be sure to download the Brampton Library mobile app on iOS and Google Play. Learn more about our app. Visit our website tolive chat with our staff or Ask A Question.

Brampton Animal Services

The Brampton Animal Shelter will be closed on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Animal Control will be on the road from 8 am to 6:30 pm and will continue to respond to emergency calls outside of these hours.