PHOTOS: A Look at Historical Mississauga

Have you ever wondered what Mississauga looked like through the ages?

If you visit PAMA (Peel Art Gallery Museums + Archives), you can see the Mississauga of a bygone era. Mississauga Highlights from the Peel 150: Stories of Canada exhibition is on now at PAMA and it offers a look at Mississauga’s buildings (and famous families) from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Also, if you want to enjoy a little history and culture for less, you might be happy to hear that free (yes, free) Admission continues in August in celebration of Peel and Canada 150!

“This year we celebrate Peel & Canada 150. Explore PAMA’s art, archives, and museum collections to discover who we are as a community: past, present, and future,” says PAMA. “The exhibition also features the work of Manitoulin Island artist James Simon Mishibinijima: Residential School Paintings and Seven Grandfather Teachings.”

So if you want to learn more about your city, here’s a little taste of what’s in store.

- All images and captions courtesy of PAMA

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Mississauga Tract (Likely 1818)

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Sign, (1865) Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Methodist Church

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Cawartha Family in Egypt (around 1890)

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Brick (around 1910) Port Credit Brick Co.

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Lorne Park Library (around 1910) Aurthur E. Luker



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Schooner Lillian at Port Credit (1928)

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Meadowvale Library (1940s) Founded by the Peel Women’s Institute



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Police Badge (around 1950) Port Credit Police and Fire Dept.




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Avro Arrow cockpit mock-up shell, around 1958. A.V. Roe.

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Sign, (about 1960) Derry West Women’s Institute

You can discover hundreds of Peel treasures in this exhibition, on now until October 15 at Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives in downtown Brampton (9 Wellington St. E.).

Visit www.pama.peelregion.ca to learn more

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