PAMA will stay closed until next year as Brampton facilities undergo improvements


Published July 14, 2021 at 6:23 pm


Despite the province moving to Step 3 of the reopening plan, the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) will remain closed until early next year.

PAMA is undergoing a significant upgrade project to improve Peel’s heritage complex, located in downtown Brampton and home to Peel’s historic courthouse and jail opened in 1867.

The construction project will see improved airflow to enhance visitor experience and to ensure the safeguarding of collections. PAMA will also be taking this time to revisit permanent exhibitions, conduct community consultations and refresh spaces.

PAMA will remain closed until early 2022, while remaining active with online programming, community partnerships and virtual and outdoor exhibitions. Reopening will take place in a phased approach, starting with the art gallery.

Throughout the period of the COVID-19 closure in 2020/2021, the Region of Peel Archives has been fielding many inquiries virtually. However, as construction begins, records access will be impacted and research inquiries will be suspended.

People can visit the Peel Archives research web page for specific details if they require urgent access to government records.

“Thank you to our community, partners and loyal patrons for your ongoing support and understanding throughout the pandemic and going forward,” said Rene Nand, PAMA manager.

“We hope to continue to engage with you virtually and welcome you back on-site to our new and improved spaces in early 2022.”

PAMA will be creating a specific web page dedicated to the construction project and, as information and updates become available, they will be shared online as well as communicated through our social media channels @visitpama on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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