Brantford to Host CBC’s Broadcast of The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration 

For Immediate Release
Contact: Maria Visocchi, Manager Corporate Communications 
Phone: 519.759.4150 

BRANTFORD – The City of Brantford, in collaboration with the Eagle Place Community Association is pleased to announce plans to host the screening of CBC’s broadcast of “The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration, Live from Kingston” on Saturday August 20, from 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. at Harmony Square, 89 Dalhousie Street. Plans call for the concert to be projected on a large outdoor screen to members of the public FREE of charge.

On Tuesday, August 9th Brantford City Council will consider a notice of intent for exemption to the City’s Noise Control bylaw in order that the concert can be broadcasted in its entirety on the evening of Saturday, August 20, 2016.

Along with our Eagle Place Association community partners and over 25 participating communities in Ontario, the City is proud to be part of this national celebration to pay tribute to and honour the cultural impact and influence that “The Tragically Hip” has had on music and on our country.

In addition to the concert that will be live streamed beginning at 8:30 p.m., the event, that will officially begin at 5:30 p.m. will include food vendors on site and live entertainment featuring a series of local area bands who will perform prior to the screening. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will also be accepted during the event.

FREE parking will be made available at the Market Centre Parkade at 59 Icomm Drive as well as the Farmer’s Market located at 79 Icomm Drive.

Paid parking will also be available at the following:

  • Municipal Lot No. 3 located on the north side of Darling Street between Market and Queen St. adjacent to the Bus Terminal
  • Municipal Lot No. 4 located on the south side of Dalhousie Street at King Street.
  • Wilfred Laurier University lot located off Charlotte St. between Dalhousie and Colborne St.

To accommodate the expected community gathering, Colborne Street between Queen and Bain and Dalhousie St. between Market St. and Queen St. will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5 pm – 12 am midnight.

Given all Brantford Transit routes lead to the downtown, attendees are encouraged to leave their cars at home and enjoy the convenience of public transit while avoiding downtown street closures, and parking. Brantford Transit will be providing extended service to accommodate Hip fans. Please contact Brantford Transit directly for full details 519-753-3847, or visit

We look forward to providing an opportunity to our community to be part of this exciting and historic national celebration.


Media Contact:

Maria Visocchi
Manager, Corporate Communications
City of Brantford
Brantford, Ontario
Office: 519.759.4150 Ext. 5754 | Cell: 519.732.9305

Onsite Event Contact:

Jennifer Middleton
Community Events Coordinator
City of Brantford
Parks and Recreation Department
Office: 519-756-1500 ext. 5509 | Cell: 5197706858