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September 30, 2017

Returning for 2017, Doors Open Brampton will focus on historical sites, many of which are celebrating milestones.

This year, Canada is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation. It's a special moment in our history and a great opportunity for you to explore our past and imagine our future.

Brampton is home to more than 590,000 residents, representing one of the most diverse corners of the Greater Toronto Area. Since its inception in 2002, the program was launched to create access, awareness and excitement about the province’s heritage providing unique opportunities to explore and enjoy some of the most interesting places in the City. In the program’s fifteen-year history, there have been over six million visits to participating Doors Open Ontario sites.

This year, the event will take place on September 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., offering an opportunity to see inside 10 historical and socially significant buildings – all celebrating significant milestones.

Doors Open Brampton relies on the support of volunteers as every site requires survey facilitation, tours and a point person(s) to answer questions. Most importantly, we want to ensure that everyone has a great experience. And that all starts with you!

If you are:

  • A resident of Brampton
  • Interested and enthusiastic about festivals and events
  • Aged 16 or older
  • Available on Saturday, September 30, 2017

then contact kathleen.kane@brampton.ca and let her know that you would like to support Doors Open Brampton!

Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available

Alderlea

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
40 Elizabeth Street South
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-874-2133
Year built: 1886
Architect: Taylor Hazel
Landscape type: Garden
Building type: Historic landmark
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Located in the heart of downtown Brampton, Alderlea is an iconic heritage building perfect for weddings, social gatherings and corporate events. Following careful restoration for adaptive reuse, this 19th-century mansion offers privacy, elegant surrounds and impeccable services to meet your needs.

Parking
Full wheelchair access
Washrooms
Kid-friendly
Guided tours available
Self-guided tours available

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives

CONTACT INFO ARCHITECTURE DATES/HOURS OPEN
9 Wellington Street East
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-791-4055
Year built: 1867
Building type: Attraction, Courthouse, Historic landmark, Museum, Green building
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is a place to engage with and explore heritage and culture. The Peel County Courthouse, a designated heritage site, and the Peel Jail, now home to the museum, are both celebrating 150 years in 2017. These buildings have important stories to tell. Join us for a tour!