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Activate Downtown Brampton was a series of interactive installations and activations that took place in Downtown Brampton’s laneways and public gathering spaces from May to October in 2022. The project was a collaborative partnership between 8 80 Cities,​ The City of Brampton​, and the Downtown Brampton Business Improvement Area​.

The Activate Downtown Brampton program was funded through the My Main Street Community Activator Program and was supported by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.​

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Vivian Lane in downtown Brampton, transformed into a more vibrant laneway with colourful artwork, movable seating, more plants, shade and programming! Local Brampton artist Abiola Idowu transformed the lane with a bright, bold and colourful ground mural that reflects the objectives of Activate Downtown Brampton. Within eight weeks, 29 events were hosted, 30 local vendors were engaged and 40+ community volunteers were engaged in Vivian Lan​e.​​​​​​​​​​​​​

23 Weeks of Live Music

Activate Downtown Brampton created a series of exciting interactive installations and activations to Downtown Brampton’s laneways and public gathering spaces from May to October in 2022. 90 bands and 269 musicians performed at locations in Downtown Brampton (Brampton Daily Times Square, Main St. South Patio, Segovia Coffee Co. Patio, and Vivian Lane). A diverse genre of music and a wide array of amazing musical talents were on display for residents and visitors alike. 60% of the musicians were from right here in Brampton! 

Photo credits: @brampton_bits_and_bites


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For additional information on the Activate Downtown Brampton project, please contact the project leads:

Shahid Mahmood, Principal Planner/Supervisor
City Planning and Design

Shahinaz Eshesh, Policy Planner III
City Planning and Design

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