Major Restoration And Renovation Project Underway At Historic Brampton Building

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The Region of Peel is planning to restore and renovate a historic building in Brampton.

The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives is a pivotal part of the city. The building has a rich history as it was once home to the Peel County Courthouse, and then a jail in the early 1900s. It was then an office building and a registry office. Since 1968, it is has been a space for community-based cultural and social programs as well as a heritage site.

The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives is now set to be restored to keep its legacy alive.

The city has awarded a Mississauga construction company to install a lightning arrestor, which is to ensure safety for visitors and the buildings. The lightning arrestor system will divert any lightning strikes safely to the ground. The region is also planning to restore and paint the cupola (dome on the top of the building), cornice and pinnacles of the art gallery and museum.

The city is spending around $230,000 on the project. The money is a part of the $10 million in tax money that will go towards the art gallery and museum in order to maintain and support the building and the programs.

Roof Tile Management Inc has been chosen to provide the complete lightning protection system and paint the interior and exterior of the cupola, two pinnacles and cornice around the buildings.

All work must comply with the Ontario Heritage Act, which is why the company must work with a heritage subtrade to complete the project.

The restoration project will be completed by August.

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