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Brampton

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Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Since being settled in the early 1820s, Brampton has grown to become a diverse and robust city of over 600,000 residents, while maintaining the history and heritage of its past.

Doors Open Brampton offers visitors an opportunity to explore its unique range of cultural experiences. From well-preserved buildings from the Victorian era to outdoor walking tours to modern places of worship, there are stories to discover in every neighbourhood.

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24 sites found

Air Canada Flight Memorial Doors Open Brampton

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Air Canada Flight Memorial

Air Canada Flight 621, a Douglas DC8 CF-TIW, crashed into a farm field on July 5, 1970 at approximately 8:05am. All 100 passengers and 9 flight crew perished. In 2013, the site was designated as a cemetery with a plaque of all 109 victims' names, 109 marker stones and a memorial garden all dedicated to the memorial.

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70 Degrey Drive
Brampton, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 2013
Building type: Cemetery
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Alderlea Doors Open Brampton

Alderlea

Alderlea, meaning meadow of alder trees, is an well preserved heritage building, built at the height of the Victorian era. It is one of the finest examples of Italianate villa architecture in Ontario. The property also holds tremendous landmark status on an elevated terrace overlooking Gage Park. Following careful restoration for adaptive reuse, this 19th-century mansion has plenty to offer.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

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40 Elizabeth Street South
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-874-2133
www.brampton.ca/EN/Arts-Culture-Tourism/alderlea/Pages/Welcome.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 1867
Architect: Taylor Hazel (2009-13 renovations)
Building type: Historical landmark
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Augsburg Lutheran Church Doors Open Brampton

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Augsburg Lutheran Church

The Augsburg Lutheran Church was the first Lutheran church in Brampton. It was organized in 1960 to serve the small German population. After meeting in various halls in Brampton, the congregation built the current church in 1963 at the Mill Street South location. Over the years, the congregation has grown and expanded and now serves the wider population of Brampton.

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

Contact info

224 Mill Street South
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-459-3262
Email: revnicholds@gmail.com
www.augsbram.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1963
Building type: Place of worship
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Beaux Arts Brampton Doors Open Brampton

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Beaux Arts Brampton

Operating since 2002, this volunteer-driven, artist-run gallery serves as a premier exhibition space for emerging and established visual and multimedia artists and photographers. Beaux Arts features bright gallery spaces, a boutique gift shop, and creative business studios. The centre unites artist members and the creative audience in the spirit of fostering and celebrating the arts.

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  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

70-74 Main Street North
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-454-5677
Email: info@beauxartsbrampton.org
www.beauxartsbrampton.org

Architecture

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Brampton Armoury, The Doors Open Brampton

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Brampton Armoury, The

One of 11 drill halls built in Ontario between 1876 and 1918, The Brampton Armoury was recognized as a Federal Heritage Building in 1991 and listed on the Canadian Register of Historic Places in 2008. The Lorne Scots have been serving the community of Peel in Brampton since 1866 and continue to train out of the armoury.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

12 Chapel Street
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 416-631-5360, ext.7226
Email: LorneScots.PAO@forces.gc.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1914
Building type: Museum
Landscape: Landscape

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Brampton Curling Club Doors Open Brampton

Brampton Curling Club

Constructed in the 1950s, this building’s interior is distinguished by its expansive and structurally complex roof system of long-spanning arches and trusses. The building, initially owned by the Peel County Agricultural Society and used for the Brampton Fall Fair, is leased by the Brampton Curling Club each winter. Programs continue to be supported by original agricultural society members.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

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46 McMurchy Avenue South
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-451-4015
https://bramptoncc.com

Architecture

Year built: 1950s
Architect: Unknown
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Brampton Transit Sandalwood Facility Doors Open Brampton

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Brampton Transit Sandalwood Facility

In 2008, Brampton Transit officially opened its Sandalwood Facility. Earlier this year, its final expansion project was completed. The Sandalwood Facility represents an award-winning transit system that focuses on customer service, provides seamless connections to GO Transit, the Toronto Transit Commission, York Region and Mississauga Transit, and contributes to Brampton’s growth and its commitment to being a green city.

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  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

130 Sandalwood Parkway
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-874-2999
Email: transit@brampton.ca
www.brampton.ca/EN/residents/transit/Pages/home.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 2008
Building type: Transportation

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Carnegie Library Doors Open Brampton

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Carnegie Library

The Carnegie Library was constructed with a donation of $12,000 from American steel magnate Andrew Carnegie. Between 1881 and 1917, Carnegie financed the construction of thousands of free libraries across Canada and around the world. Like most of Carnegie’s libraries, this building was built in the classical beaux arts style, characterized by an elaborate entranceway, and heavy, classically inspired ornamentation.

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  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

55 Queen Street East
Brampton, Ontario

Architecture

Year built: 1906
Architectural style: Beaux arts
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Central Public School Doors Open Brampton

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Central Public School

Central Public School is one of the oldest surviving public schools in downtown Brampton. Associated with the early development of public education in Brampton, this site was continuously used for educational purposes for nearly 130 years. The site and building continue to serve the Brampton public today as a community centre.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

24 Alexander Street
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-874-2810
www.brampton.ca/EN/residents/Recreation/Community-Centres/Pages/Central-Public-School.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 1916
Architect: Ellis and Connery
Building type: Schoolhouse

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Christ Church Brampton Doors Open Brampton

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Christ Church Brampton

Christ Church is one of the oldest Christian congregations in Brampton. With an early colonial presence, it formed as a new Anglican parish community in 1851 and has been in its present location, nestled in the heart of the historical downtown, since 1885. Join them during Doors Open to help celebrate the church’s 134th anniversary at this location!

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

4 Elizabeth Street North
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-451-6649
Email: ParishAdmin@christchurchbrampton.ca
www.christchurchbrampton.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1885
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cyril Clark Lecture Hall Doors Open Brampton

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Cyril Clark Lecture Hall

The Cyril Clark Library lecture hall is a 184-seat theatre that is home to many community groups and music schools. Recently renovated, the hall is an updated, affordable option for smaller-scale performances and rehearsal space. Come in to learn more about all the upgrades in this intimate, creative space.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Communication

Contact info

20 Loafers Lake Lane (near the intersections of Sandalwood Parkway and Conestoga Blvd.)
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-874-2844
www.brampton.ca/EN/Arts-Culture-Tourism/Performing-Arts/Cyril-Clark/Pages/Welcome.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 1985
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Grace United Church Doors Open Brampton

Grace United Church

Grace United is Brampton’s oldest church, built as a Wesleyan Methodist church in 1867 and extensively renovated in 1889. Enjoy the 40 stained-glass windows, the gallery with its iron railing, and the wonderful woodwork. The exterior brickwork and tower have been restored. The 1924 Casavant organ was added in memory of those who served in the First World War.

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  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Site has blue and gold provincial plaque

Contact info

156 Main Street North
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-451-1215
www.graceunitedbrampton.com

Architecture

Year built: 1867-89
Architectural style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Historic Bovaird House Doors Open Brampton

Historic Bovaird House

Historic Bovaird House is an exceptional example of a mid-19th-century Ontario farmhouse, built in the Georgian style. Volunteers have endeavoured to restore the house to its original appearance. Authentic artifacts and period craftsmanship demonstrate the history of this house, which contains five fireplaces, original plank flooring and hand-blown windowpanes imported from England.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Guided tours available
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

563 Bovaird Drive East
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-874-2804
www.bovairdhouse.com

Architecture

Year built: 1852
Architect: Unknown
Architectural style: Georgian
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Museum
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jamiat-Ul-Ansar/Great Lakes Mosque Doors Open Brampton

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Jamiat-Ul-Ansar/Great Lakes Mosque

This facility reflects Brampton’s growing Muslim-Canadian community by providing Muslims with a place of worship, prayer, reflection, learning, counselling and charitable care. It is also a place where people from all faiths (or no faith) can learn about Islam in an open and peaceful forum. The congregation is proud to be part of the inclusive and multicultural city of Brampton.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • French services available
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

291 Great Lakes Drive
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-792-7576
www.jamiatalansar.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2002
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lester B. Pearson Theatre Doors Open Brampton

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Lester B. Pearson Theatre

Located in the Bramalea Civic Centre, the Lester B. Pearson Theatre has been home to community organizations and productions since 1973. Through Brampton's Vision 2040 and the Culture Master Plan, the City has established a community-driven vision for the future of arts and culture in Brampton. These guiding documents call for investment in cultural and community spaces, including this theatre.

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  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

150 Central Park Drive
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-874-2844
www.brampton.ca/EN/Arts-Culture-Tourism/Performing-Arts/LBP/Pages/LBP.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 1973
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lorne Scots Regimental Museum Doors Open Brampton

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Lorne Scots Regimental Museum

This museum is part of the old Brampton firehall, which was constructed in 1854. The building has been occupied by the Lorne Scots for many years. The museum itself was opened in 1980 and contains a large collection of historical, military artifacts that showcase the rich history of the regiment and the Brampton residents who have volunteered in various conflicts.

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  • Parking
  • Kid-friendly
  • Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

Contact info

48 John Street
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 416-631-5360, ext.7226
Email: LorneScots.PAO@forces.gc.ca
www.lornesmuseum.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1854
Building type: Military, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Memorial Arena Doors Open Brampton

Memorial Arena

Located in front of Old Fairgrounds Park, the Memorial Arena is a significant heritage building with a structurally complex roof and original hinged wooden spectator seating and boxes. The arena was built to honour those who lost their lives in the Second World War, and contains the first artificial ice rink constructed in Brampton.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

69 Elliott Street
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-874-2874
www.brampton.ca/EN/residents/Recreation/Community-Centres/Pages/Memorial-Arena.aspx

Architecture

Year built: 1949-50
Architect: Norman Otto Hipel
Building type: Historical landmark

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Community Centre Doors Open Brampton

Mount Pleasant Community Centre

The Mount Pleasant Community Centre is in a restored historical Canadian Pacific Railway station that has been converted into a cultural facility in the Mount Pleasant Civic Square. Shared with the Peel District School Board and the local library, this landmark building is now an integral part of the community, connecting the past with the future.

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  • Washrooms
  • Kid-friendly

Architecture

Year built: 2010

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m to 4 p.m.

Old Ebenezer Pioneer Chapel Doors Open Brampton

Old Ebenezer Pioneer Chapel

The Ebenezer Methodist Church – the second one built on this site – was constructed by early settlers who pooled their limited resources. Initially, it was served by saddlebag preachers. In 1925, it joined the United Church of Canada. After closing in 1998, it was renovated and preserved by the Ebenezer Toronto Gore Historical Foundation.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

8999 The Gore Road
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-867-3101
www.oldebenezerchapel.com

Architecture

Year built: 1858
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) Doors Open Brampton

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA)

PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region’s culture and heritage, as well as use conversation, questions and stories to help make new and fascinating connections to the surrounding community. The Peel County Courthouse, a designated heritage site, and the Peel Jail, now home to the museum, have important stories to tell. Join them for a tour!

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

9 Wellington Street East
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-791-4055
www.pama.peelregion.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1867
Building type: Attraction, Courthouse, Green building, Historical landmark, Museum

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saint Patrick's Church Doors Open Brampton

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Saint Patrick's Church

Saint Patrick’s is a religious, cultural and historical landmark. This designated building is the first in Ontario to be named for the saint. The driving force behind its construction was Father Francis McSpiritt, the parish priest from 1887-95 who was reputed to be a miracle worker. A commemorative monument in his honour is located in the adjacent cemetery.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

11873 The Gore Road
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-857-3743
Email: church@stpatrickswildfield.com
https://stpatricksbr.archtoronto.org

Architecture

Year built: 1894
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Elias the Prophet Ukrainian Catholic Church Doors Open Brampton

St. Elias the Prophet Ukrainian Catholic Church

This parish was founded in 1976 to serve Brampton’s Ukrainian Catholics. The site was purchased in 1986, chartered as a cemetery in 1993, with a temple built in 1995. The silhouette seen from Heritage Road and Bovaird Drive replicates churches found in the Carpathian region of Ukraine. The original timber structure burned down in 2014 and was rebuilt in 2016.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Guided tours available
  • Self-guided tours available

Contact info

10193 Heritage Road
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-459-8888
www.saintelias.com

Architecture

Year built: 1994-95
Architect: Robert Greenberg
Building type: Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Paul’s United Church Doors Open Brampton

St. Paul’s United Church

St. Paul's United, which has Methodist roots, is built from Credit Valley brownstone. The two towers at the front are impressive, and the interior roof is self-supporting, forming a vaulted dome. A chandelier hangs from a large plaster base at the centre of the ceiling. Beautiful stained-glass windows grace the main floor and balcony. This is Brampton’s second-oldest church.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

30 Main Street South
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-451-1405
www.stpauls.brampton.on.ca

Architecture

Year built: 1885
Architect: W.H. Mallory and Son
Building type: Historical landmark, Place of worship

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Rose Doors Open Brampton

The Rose

This 5,946-square-metre (64,000-square-foot) state-of-the-art performing arts complex has an 868-seat theatre and 100-seat secondary hall. The sandstone blocks, African wood veneers, expansive marble-granite floors and natural lighting of the interior all create a warm ambience that welcomes visitors. Acoustically remarkable, The Rose is the heart of performing arts in Brampton showcasing the best in music, dance, comedy, theatre and literature.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

1 Theatre Lane
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-874-2844
www.rosetheatre.ca

Architecture

Year built: 2004-06
Architect: Page and Steele Architects
Building type: Attraction, Theatre
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.