Massive Celebration At Multiple Cultural Sites Set to Hit Brampton Soon


If you live in Brampton, you know that there are a ton of gorgeous, cultural, and historic properties in the city. Whether or not you've seen or know of them all, the unique and often historic sites in Brampton are worth your while, and now, several of them are set to open their doors to the public for just a few hours at the end of the month as part of a province-wide festival.

This province-wide event is called Doors Open Ontario, and it'll hit Brampton as "Doors Open Brampton" on September 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"Since settlement in the early 1820s, Brampton has grown to become a diverse and robust city of over 600,000 residents. Join us for Doors Open Brampton and explore 20+ locations - both new and old - that tell the story of this great city. 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, and to modern places of worship, there are stories to discover in every neighbourhood," says the city. 

The Ontario Heritage Trust works with many cities and towns across the province to open the doors, gates and courtyards of their unique and most fascinating cultural sites so you can explore the stories inside. Such cities include Guelph, Kingston, and Aurora, Mississauga, Halton Region, London, and Oshawa, to name a few more cities - it's clearly a huge event.

"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," says the city.

Doors Open Brampton is focusing on historical sites, many of them celebrating milestones of their own, for this year's event. Further, many of these places are hosting tours and activities for the day, so if you've ever been curious about any of them, now's the time to check them out.

The featured cultural sites in Brampton you can simply walk into and explore on September 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. are as follows:

  • Alderlea (built 1886) - 40 Elizabeth St. S

  • Augsburg Lutheran Church (built 1963)- 224 Mill St. S

  • Beaux Arts Brampton - 70-74 Main St. N

  • Brampton Armoury (built 1914)-  2 Chapel St.

  • Brampton Curling Club (built 1880)- 46 Mcmurchy Ave. S

  • Brampton Transit Sandalwood Facility (built 2008)- 130 Sandalwood Pkwy

  • Carnegie Library (built 1881-1917)- 55 Queen St. E

  • Central Public School (built 1916)- 24 Alexander St

  • Christ Church (built 1851)- 4 Elizabeth St. N

  • Cyril Clark Library Lecture Hall and Theatre (built 1985)- 20 Loafers Lake Lane

  • Grace United Church (built 1867-1889) - 156 Main St N

  • Historic Bovaird House (built 1852) - 563 Bovaird Dr E

  • Jamiat-Ul-Ansar of Brampton (Mosque, built 2002) - 291 Great Lakes Dr

  • Lester B. Pearson Theatre (built 1973)- 150 Central Park Drive

  • Lorne Scots Museum (built 1914) - 12 Chapel St

  • Memorial Arena (built 1949-50)- 69 Elliott St.

  • Mount Pleasant Rec Centre (built 2010, restored Canadian Pacific Railway Station) - 100 Commuter Dr

  • Old Ebenezer Pioneer Chapel (built 1858) - 8999 The Gore Rd

  • Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (built 1867, Peel's former courthouse and jail) - 9 Wellington St E

  • St. Elias the Prophet Ukrainian Catholic Church (built 1994-1995) - 10193 Heritage Road

  • St. Patrick's Church (built 1894)- 11873 The Gore Rd. 

  • St. Paul’s United Church (built 1885) - 30 Main Street South

  • The Rose (built 2004-2006) - 1 Theatre Lane

It's bound to be a very unique and interesting day, so if you have the chance, pick a few of these places and head out with a coffee and a friend!

For more details on the event and on-site activities, click here.

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