Downtown Heritage Walking Tour
The Downtown Heritage Walking Tour is the first step in what will become a larger heritage walking tour program that showcases various locations across this great City. It is an important milestone in the City’s efforts to preserve, protect and promote Brampton’s heritage resources, and is vital to providing a fundamental link with the past and a foundation for future planning.
Get a first-hand look at Brampton’s history, and explore a thriving modern downtown, with our Downtown Heritage Walking Tour! Click here to download your copy of the tour guide or pick up a hard copy from City Hall or the Information Kiosks at the Wellness Centre, Historic Bovaird House and the following libraries: Four Corners, South Fletcher's, Cyril Clark, and Chinguacousy/Civic Centre.
The City of Brampton has inherited a rich legacy of cultural heritage resources. Much of the City’s heritage is linked to its historical roots as the “Flowertown of Canada” which is being revived and re-established under the City’s Flower City Strategy. Another important piece of the City’s history is its role as the capital or county seat of the former Peel County.
The preservation of Brampton's heritage is important for many reasons. Heritage resources are non-renewable and once lost, can never be regained. A well preserved heritage contributes to a sense of permanence and continuity. The preservation of heritage resources provides a vital link with the past and a foundation for planning the future, enabling these important assets to continue to contribute to the identity, character, vitality, economic prosperity and quality of life of the community as a whole.
The City of Brampton is committed to the preservation of its significant heritage and cultural resources through:
a) Identifying all heritage resources
b) Protecting and conserving all heritage resources
c) Promoting public awareness and enjoyment of these resources
d) Ensuring the City sets up policies and practices to manage land use wisely
If you would like to see an overview of City of Brampton’s heritage activities, please click here.