Doors Open Brampton 2017

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Saturday, September 30 2017
 
Returning for 2017, Doors Open Brampton will focus on Historical sites, many of whom are celebrating milestones. In 2017, 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. Doors Open Brampton is a part of the Culture Days 2017 weekend. For more information on Culture Days, please visit their website here.
 
Featured Sites:
 


Alderlea

Contact Info:
40 Elizabeth Street South
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905.874.2133

Hours Open: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm



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.



Brampton City Hall
Contact Info:
2 Wellington Street West
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905.874.2000

Hours Open: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm




Brampton City Hall opened on June 15, 1991 as the seat of municipal government for the city. A two-storey addition, constructed as part of the City Hall Campus expansion, provides a new main entrance for the campus. This grand space, called the Conservatory, has high ceilings and natural light, reminiscent of the greenhouses of Brampton’s roots as a flower town. Visit City Hall for free guided tours of The Mayor’s Office and Council Chambers.



Brampton Ontario Stake Centre of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Contact Info:
10062 Bramalea Road
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905.799.1122
 
Hours Open: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm



Welcome to the Brampton Ontario Stake Centre of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The stake centre beside the temple is where members hold their regular meetings and activities, and where visitors will be welcomed to join guided tours of the magnificent temple gardens and the stake centre, and visit the Family History Centre and Visitors Centre.
 


Grace United Church
Contact Info:
156 Main Street North
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905.451.1215

Hours Open: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm




Celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, Grace United is the oldest church in Brampton, built as a Wesleyan Methodist church in 1867 and extensively renovated in 1889. Enjoy the stained-glass windows, the gallery with its iron railing, and the wonderful woodwork. The exterior brickwork and tower of this outstanding example of Gothic revival architecture have been restored.
Don Salfarlie, Musical Director, will play the rare Casavant Pipe Organ from 12:15 - 12:45 pm. A light lunch, sweets and treats, and 150 memorabilia will be available for purchase. Visit Grace Place, Grace United's Community Hub and the Regeneration Art Show and Sale. There will also be historical videos, banners and brochures.



Historic Bovaird House
Contact Info:
563 Bovaird Drive East
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905.874.2804

Hours Open: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm




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.



Jamiat-Ul-Ansar of Brampton (Mosque)
Contact Info:
291 Great Lakes Drive
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905.792.7576

Hours Open: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm




Come and tour this mosque and enjoy a day full of activities for the whole family. Explore the Islamic poster exhibition, the Qur'an in World Languages display, Islamic art and Arabic calligraphy, and Islamic daily prayers. Free gifts and refreshments will be available for everyone. Interactive guided tours every half hour. Meet the Imam and members of Brampton’s Muslim community.



Lorne Scots Museum and Armoury
Contact Info:
12 Chapel Street
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905.874.5724, ext. 7280

Hours Open: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm




Built in 1914 to house militiamen preparing for service in the First World War, this building was recognized in 1991 in the Register of the Government of Canada Heritage Buildings. Today, the Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment, a rifle company of the Lorne Scots, uses the building, which is beside the Old Fire Hall, one of the first in Brampton.



Mount Pleasant Community Centre 
Contact Info:
100 Commuter Drive
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905.840.4041

Hours Open: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm




The Mount Pleasant Recreation Centre is 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.

A one-hour walking tour of the Mount Pleasant Village neighbourhood will start from the library entrance at 10 am. The tour will include a look at the area’s rich history, the story behind the reconstructed CPR station, and a closer look at the village square, library, community centre and transit hub in this unique neighbourhood.



Old Ebenezer Pioneer Chapel

Contact Info:
8999 The Gore Road
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905.867.3101

Hours Open:
10:00 am – 4:00 pm




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.

Please note that parking for Ebenezer Chapel is located on the south side of Ebenezer Road, east of the Gore Road.



Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives
Contact Info:
9 Wellington Street East
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905.791.4055

Hours Open: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm




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!



 
Rose Theatre Brampton
Contact Info:
1 Theatre Lane
Brampton, ON
Telephone: 905.874.2844

Hours Open: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm




The Rose Theatre Brampton in the city centre is a 5,946-square-metre (64,000-square-foot) state-of-the-art performing arts complex with an 868-seat theatre and 100-seat secondary hall. The sandstone blocks, African wood trim veneers, expansive marble-granite floors and natural lighting of the interior create a warm ambience that welcomes visitors.



St. Elias the Prophet Ukrainian Catholic Church
Contact Info:
10193 Heritage Road
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905.459.8888

Hours Open: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm



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 original timber structure burned down in 2014 and was rebuilt in 2016. The silhouette seen from Heritage Road and Bovaird Drive replicates churches found in the Carpathian region of Ukraine.



St. Paul’s United Church
Contact Info:
30 Main Street South
Brampton, Ontario
Telephone: 905.451.1405

Hours Open: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm




St. Paul's United Church, 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.

 

Every April to October, the Ontario Heritage Trust works with communities across the province to open the doors, gates and courtyards of their unique and most fascinating cultural sites so you can explore the stories hiding inside.​