Brampton’s original website from the ’90s revealed


Published April 23, 2024 at 11:49 am

Brampton Website Retro

An unseen blast from the past appeared online today (April 23) as the official Region of Peel Archives posted rare footage from a Brampton City Council meeting that took place in 1996. The footage shows what appears to be a standard municipal gathering until it’s unveiled that the City of Brampton’s official website would be seeing the light of day for the very first time.

“We’ve officially launched Brampton’s new site on the World Wide Web, and through our visits to other sites around the world, I can tell you that the one I’m about to show you is very special,” states Dennis Cutajar, former Chief Operating Officer for the City of Brampton in the video. 

Throughout the video, Cutajar takes Brampton City Council on a tour of the digital age and points out dynamic, never-before-seen features like an official landing page, a photo tour and a map of the City of Brampton.

Numerous additional features include a list of council members, business leasing information and the BramFacts Newsletter, an online list of ongoing features of the City of Brampton — all available at the click of a mouse. 

“I encourage everybody to get into the site and take advantage of all of the options available. We did not build this site with the objective of just leaving it in its current state. Our objective is to enhance it on a daily basis,” stated Cutajr. 

Cutajar closes the video by taking questions, and through his answers, he details that the website will only continue to grow from its original state.

The presentation then ends with one council member asking the burning question:

“Can you print from this?”

insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising