Massive Celebration of 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 30 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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,” said the city.

This is the last full month the festival is running for the year. In 2017, the sites across cities like Guelph, Kingston, and Aurora, to name a few, have already opened their doors to the public in celebration of cultural sites. In September, it’s set to hit Mississauga, Halton Region, London, and Oshawa, to name a few more cities - it’s clearly a huge event.

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 30 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. are as follows:

  • Alderlea (built 1886) - 40 Elizabeth St. S
  • Brampton City Hall (built 1991) - 2 Wellington St W
  • Brampton Ontario Stake Centre of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (built 1994) - 10062 Bramalea Rd
  • Grace United Church (built 1867-1889) - 156 Main St N
  • Historic Bovaird House (bult 1852) - 563 Bovaird Dr E
  • Jamiat-Ul-Ansar of Brampton (Mosque, built 2002) - 291 Great Lakes Dr
  • Lorne Scots Museum and Armoury (built 1914) - 12 Chapel 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
  • Rose Theatre (built 2004-2006) - 1 Theatre Lane
  • St. Elias the Prophet Ukrainian Catholic Church (built 1994-1995) - 10193 Heritage Road
  • St. Paul's United Church (built 1885) - 30 Main Street South

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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