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News Release: March 16, 2020

24-hour retail delivery in the Region of Peel

BRAMPTON, ON. (Mar. 16, 2020) – The Region of Peel, in partnership with the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon, will allow retail deliveries to be exempt from Noise By–laws, to allow deliveries to take place 24 hours a day. The exemption will take effect immediately, for 30 days.

"As a leader in supporting innovative goods movement solutions, the Region of Peel wants to do everything we can to help connect distribution centres with grocery stores and pharmacies, to help replenish empty shelves," said Regional Chair Nando Iannicca. "Off-peak delivery is good for local businesses and the community, and supports social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19."

The Region of Peel engaged in an off-peak delivery pilot from Feb. to Aug. 2019, in 14 major retail stores. The pilot demonstrated significant reductions in travel times, greenhouse gas emissions and received no community noise complaints.

"To assist in getting goods to market in a more expeditious manner, we applaud the Region of Peel – Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon – for temporarily lifting time-of-day restrictions on roadways and deliveries for our retailers," said Diane J. Brisebois, President & CEO of the Retail Council of Canada. "As all levels of government work to protect the health of every citizen, we pledge to continue to play a strong supporting role in ensuring access to goods, when and where they are needed."

Stay updated on the novel coronavirus in Peel at  peelregion.ca/coronavirus and by following @RegionofPeel on Twitter.

Media Contacts

Amie Miles
Manager, Strategic Client Communications
Region of Peel
Tel: 905-791-7800, ext. 1636

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for more than 1.5 million people and 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. Recognized as a leader in management and service delivery, the Region of Peel is the only government organization at any level to receive Excellence Canada's Platinum Award for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.