Video: See the transformation of Queen Street underpass and Four Corners library in Brampton

Published April 28, 2023 at 10:44 am

History buffs can get a glimpse back in time with a video showing the transformation of Brampton’s Four Corners library and the Queen St. underpass.

The Peel Archives is giving Bramptonians a look at the City’s past with a then-and-now series of videos showcasing different locations across Brampton and how they’ve changed over time.

The latest video from the Archives takes a look at the construction and changes to the Queen St. East underpass not far from Brampton’s Four Corners.

The underpass was built to allow for a rail bridge and runs along Queen St. between Chapel and James Streets. The video shows photographs of the Queen and James area before construction in 1967 and then again in 1971 after the underpass was completed, as well as a look at the area now.

Viewers can also see what the site looked like before the addition of the Brampton Library Four Corners Branch.

The Peel Archives says the black and white photographs were taken by Cecil Henry, a Brampton resident who would walk up and down Main and Queen as well as McMurchy Ave. and Kennedy, taking photos.

Other video snapshots from the Peel Archives have included a rewind to the old Zellers department store and a flashback to 1970s fashion at Bramalea City Centre.

For more information on Brampton’s history and hidden treasures across the Region of Peel visit the Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA) at 9 Wellington St. East in Brampton or visit

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