- Ashley Lawrence and Kadeisha Buchanan Fields
Bramptonians Ashley Lawrence and Kadeisha Buchanan helped lead Team Canada to its gold medal in soccer at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Lawrence started all six of Canada’s soccer matches at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and played full time in four of them. Lawrence captained Canada’s under-17 teams at the CONCACAF Championship and FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2012 after representing Canada at the 2010 FIFA U-17 World Cup when she was just 15 years old. She was named the under-17 Canadian Player of the Year twice (2011-12).
Buchanan played full time in each of Canada’s six soccer matches at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, totaling 600 minutes to lead the team as Canada won the gold medal. She won the FIFA Women’s World Cup Young Player Award in 2015, was nominated for the FIFA Ballon D’Or, and was named the Canadian female player of the year for 2015. She went on to earn Canadian player of the year honours in 2017 and 2020 as well.
The Ashley Lawrence and Kadeisha Buchanan Fields are located at Creditview Sandalwood, artificial turf fields #5 and #6.
- Ahmadiyya Park
On Saturday, September 24, 2022, the City of Brampton
officially renamed Alloa Green Park to Ahmadiyya Park to commemorate the Muslim
community. Mayor Patrick Brown, Lal Khan Malik (National President of Ahmadiyya
Muslim Jama’at Canada) Councillors and community members were in attendance.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim community is
one of the 73 sects of Islam. They believe in the Promised Messiah, Mirza
Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian, who founded this community in 1889, which now has
members in over 200 countries, totaling an estimated 20 million.
Ahmadiyya Park is home to a
playground structure, shade shelter, a designated skating area and surrounded
by luscious greenery.
Ahmadiyya Park is located at 340 Remembrance Road in
- Bob Callahan Flower City Seniors Centre
Bob Callahan served on Brampton City Council from 1969 to 1985 and 1997 to 2014. During this time, he was instrumental in the development of many Brampton institutions, including the Peel Heritage Complex, City Hall, Gage Park Recreational Skating Trail, the Powerade Centre (now CAA Centre), Alderlea, South Fletcher’s Hockey Complex, new courthouse, and double tracking for the GO trains. He was dedicated to the needs and wellbeing of Brampton’s seniors, and was a member of the Brampton Senior Council.
Located at 8870 McLaughlin Road, the Seniors Centre officially opened in Fall 2005 offering drop-in and registered fitness, education and culture, sports, arts and crafts and special events programming for older adults.
- Dr. Cherilyn's Place
Elizabeth Street will be ceremoniously known as Dr.
Cherilyn’s Place to commemorate the late, Dr. Cherilyn Nicole Sterling-Case,
Dr. Sterling-Case lived in Brampton when she was
young and attended York University. After graduating she continued her
education at Ohio State University, and then at the University of Pittsburgh,
School of Dental Medicine, where she graduated as a Doctor of Dental Surgery.
In 2002, she moved back home and started her
dental career and was one of the first Black female dentists in Brampton. With
the support of her husband and business partner, Devon Case, Dr. Sterling-Case
was instrumental in developing Brampton’s downtown core.
A true community builder, Dr. Sterling-Case was
a stalwart supporter of many causes in the community including the Brampton
Basketball Association and The Rose Brampton. She lived a life of service and
made a difference in other people’s lives and in the community. Dr.
Sterling-Case passed away on August 2, 2020.
- Hon. Gurbax Singh Malhi Park
The Honourable Gurbax Singh Malhi was born in the village
Chugha Kalan, near Moga, Punjab, India, to a hard-working Sikh family, engaged
in farming their own lands. He received his bachelor's degree in English,
History and Political Science from Punjab University.
During the 1960s, while still in India, Mr. Malhi started
actively participating in politics. When Gurbax immigrated to Canada in 1975
along with his wife, Devinder Kaur, he quickly gained a reputation as someone
who would offer a helping hand to any person in need, especially neighbours and
The residents of Bramalea-Gore-Malton first elected Gurbax
as a Member of Parliament in 1993, at a time when voice of South Asian
community, particularly the Sikh community, was unheard of at the national
level. Mr. Malhi has an honour of
being a first turbaned Sikh elected to the Parliament of Canada.
Serving for 18 consecutive years as the Member of Parliament
for Bramalea-Gore-Malton, and the fast-growing community of Springdale, Gurbax
helped open the doors of Canadian Parliament for minorities, for generations to
come. He brought positive awareness of
minorities of all ethnic backgrounds, when the minorities were yet not
recognizable at national level, and served as a bridge to foster positive
change and a voice to the voiceless.
The Hon. Gurbax Singh Malhi Park is located at 50 Burlwood
Road, Brampton, ON.
- Marc Eversley Multi-use Court
On Saturday, November 5, the City of Brampton officially renamed the multi-use court located at Bruce Beer Park to Marc Eversley Multi-use Court. The park is home to a playground, luscious open space and the revitalized multi-use court.
Marc Eversley is the current general manager of the NBA’s Chicago Bulls. He is the first person of colour to serve as the general manager of the Bulls franchise. Mark has 15 years of NBA experience having worked for the Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers. He was named general manager of the Bulls on May 1, 2020.
In 2021, he was elected as a Class A Director to the Canada Basketball Board of Directors. Marc is an alumnus of Cardinal Leger Secondary School in Brampton.
Marc Eversley Multi-use Court is located at 37 Bruce Beer Drive, Brampton, ON.
- Northrup Park
Constable Jeffrey Northrup served the
community for more than 31 years as a police officer. He started his career in
Court Services in 1989, and was sworn in as a constable in 1999 with the Toronto
On July 2, 2021, Constable Northrup died
in the line of duty while responding to an emergency call.
Constable Northrup was an active member
of the Brampton community for more than 20 years, involved in Scouts Canada,
Brampton lacrosse and the Special Olympics. Northrup Park is a reminder of his
exemplified leadership and sacrifice.
Park is located at 66 Northhampton Street, Brampton, ON.
- Kirk Diamond Park
Brampton resident and
Juno Award Winner Kirk Diamond is singer, songwriter, producer and social
activist in his own right. As a member of The Movement of Ahryel, the band has
opened for international reggae musicians. The two-time Juno Nominee was awarded
his first Juno Award in 2018 for Reggae Recording of the Year.
Diamond was featured
on CBC Music’s 10 Canadian Reggae Artists You Need To Hear and nominated for a
JUNO Award for Best Reggae Recording for his single Love Inna We Heart produced
by France-based Galang Records in 2015. The nostalgic ode to the 90's has
become a worldwide success steadily climbing various international charts such
as the popular Canadian Reggae Chart heard on Rebel Vibez where it held the #1
spot and charted for over 19 weeks.
The Kirk Diamond Park is located at 65
Hollowgrove Blvd, Brampton, ON.
- Sandra Hames Centre: Curling Club and Tennis Centre
Sandra Hames served on Brampton City Council from 1991 to 2014. During this time, she served on many sports committees, such as the Brampton Soccer Advisory Committee, Brampton Cricket Advisory Committee, Brampton Sports Alliance, Brampton Sports Hall of Fame, Chinguacousy Figure Skating and Chinguacousy Club. She was recognized with the Marv White Award by the Chinguacousy Curling Club, which is given to a member who greatly contributes to the betterment of the club and the game of curling both on and off the ice.
Located at 9050 Bramalea Road, the Centre originally opened in 1973, with the City of Brampton taking over operations in 1976. The facility houses curling and indoor winter tennis amenities and is home to more than 30 user groups.
- Sean Monahan Park
Brampton native, Sean Monahan
has proven time and again to be one of the most talented and resilient players
in the NHL.
Selected by the Calgary Flames
in the 2013 NHL draft, Sean had an impressive start, finishing his first season
with 22 goals, while scoring six goals in his first eight games.
Sean also took part in Brampton’s first-ever Hockey Night in Brampton in 2019,
in support of William Osler Health Foundation. Sean Monahan Park is a celebration
of his contributions to sport of hockey and the local community.
Sean Monahan Park is located at 91 Glenforest Road,
- Shahbaz Bhatti Park
Shahbaz Bhatti, was a Pakistani politician who was
elected as a member of the National Assembly from 2008. He was the first
Federal Minister for Minorities Affairs from November 2008 until his
assassination on March 2, 2011 in Islamabad and the only Christian in the
During his time as federal minister, he took numerous
steps in support of religious minorities. These included the launch of a
national campaign to promote interfaith harmony, the proposal of legislation to
ban hate speech and related literature, the proposed introduction of
comparative religion as a curriculum subject, the introduction of quotas for
religious minorities in government posts, and the reservation of four Senate
seats for minorities. Bhatti also spearheaded the organization of a National
Interfaith Consultation in July 2010, which brought together senior religious
leaders of all faiths from across Pakistan and resulted in a joint declaration
Shahbaz Bhatti died at the age of 42 defending a cause
to which he had dedicated his life. Shahbaz Bhatti Park is a reminder that his
voice is not silenced and that his message still resonates around the world.
Shahbaz Bhatti Park is located at 0 Templehill Road,
- Susan Fennell Sportsplex
Susan Fennell served on Brampton City Council from 1988 to 2014. During this time, she was instrumental in bringing the South Fletcher’s Sportsplex to life, and it was under her leadership that some of the City’s most iconic projects were completed, including The Rose Theatre, Flower City Community Campus and Seniors Centre, Cassie Campbell Community Centre, Brampton Soccer Centre, Gore Meadows Community Centre, and renovating and modernizing Century Gardens Recreation Centre and Chinguacousy Park.
She played a lead role in the City of Brampton’s effort that secured $200 million in matching federal and provincial funding to make Brampton’s Züm Bus Rapid Transit program a reality, and successfully advocated for discounted fares for seniors and veterans. She also led the development of a first-of-its-kind planning framework for places of worship, helping develop Brampton as one of the most dynamic multi-faith communities in Canada. She also championed heritage preservation, playing a personal role in saving Alderlea, The Kenneth Chisholm Mansion, from demolition. During her administration, more heritage buildings were designated than in the previous 25 years.
Located at 500 Ray Lawson Boulevard, the Sportsplex originally opened on September 28, 1997. The centre offers a variety of registered and drop-in swimming, skating, sports and fitness programs, as well as registered dance, STEM and child and youth programs.
- Shri Bhagavad Gita Park
On Tuesday, September 27, 2022, the City of Brampton officially renamed Troyers Park to Shri Bhagavad Gita Park to commemorate the Hindu community. Mayor Patrick Brown, Pundits from Brampton Mandirs, Councillors and community members were in attendance.
The Shri Bhagavad Gita is a 700-verse Hindu spiritual scripture originating from India. The park is home to a play structure, shade shelter and a multi-use court for various outdoor activities.
Shri Bhagavad Gita Park is located at 65 Workgreen Park Way, Brampton, ON.