Brampton regional archives receives $800K grant to upgrade ventilation system

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Published August 19, 2021 at 6:01 pm

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Three levels of government have come together to help the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives make improvements to its Brampton facility.

More than $800,000 is being granted to PAMA by the federal, provincial and regional level of government in order to upgrade the ventilation system.

This project will upgrade PAMA’s heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems to create a more comfortable environment for visitors.

It will also support improvements to the building’s envelope to help reduce future costs due to building repairs and maintaining mechanical equipment.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $322,000 in this project through the Community, Culture, and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Ontario is providing more than $268,000 and the Regional Municipality of Peel is contributing more than $214,000.

These improvements will allow PAMA to provide a safer and more enjoyable visitor experience, reducing the need to limit the number of guests in each exhibit, and preventing facility closures due to uncomfortable temperature levels.

“We are grateful for the support of Infrastructure Canada and Ontario funding to upgrade the airflow systems at the historic Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives. This construction project will see improved air quality to enhance visitor experience and to ensure the safeguarding of collections for years to come,” said Nando Iannicca, chair and CEO of the Region of Peel.

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