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City of Brampton to offer civil marriage ceremonies starting August 10

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Published on July 13, 2015 with No Comments

BRAMPTON, ON: Couples opting for a civil ceremony can be married by the City of Brampton
starting August 10. This new service will be officiated by staff of the City Clerk’s Office on
Mondays from 9 am to 4 pm at Alderlea, an iconic heritage building, near City Hall in downtown
Brampton. The ceremony is non-religious.

This service is in line with the Marriage Act, which authorizes municipal clerks to solemnize civil
marriages. Currently, 10 staff members are trained to conduct civil ceremonies.

Bookings are now open and must be made in person at the City Clerk’s Office. In the initial phase, a maximum of five ceremonies will be held on Mondays. Later in the year, staff will assess the need for extending to additional days and locations, subject to Council approval.

Quick facts

 The ceremony will be approximately thirty minutes. The ceremony space can accommodate
up to 30 guests.
 Couples will be able to choose from three ceremony scripts.
 The City will provide minimal decoration of the wedding space.
 Details on registration and a mandatory pre-ceremony consultation are available online at
 On average, the City of Brampton issues 2,200 marriage licenses each year.


We’ve witnessed a growing demand from residents for civil marriages. Offering civil ceremonies in addition to issuing marriage licenses will help meet customer needs while contributing to customer service excellence.

– Peter Fay, City Clerk

About Brampton: The ninth-largest city in Canada, Brampton celebrates a diverse population that represents people from 209 distinct ethnic backgrounds who speak 89 different languages. Brampton residents and visitors have access to state-of-the-art recreation facilities and one of the fastest-growing transit systems in Canada. Opened in 2007, Brampton Civic Hospital is part of the William Osler Health System, which is one of the largest community hospitals in Canada. For more information, visit www.brampton.ca or follow @CityBrampton on Twitter.


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