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The PAMA archives reading room has a wall that features rotating shows about the Region's history, as shown through documents and photographs from the collection. Shows are free with admission as well as free to archives researchers.

The archives is open daily from Tuesday through Friday. Exhibits may be viewed on request on the weekend or Mondays, please ask the Service Peel desk for assistance.

A model of a domed stadium, shown in front of a complex city map

UNBUILT PEEL: WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN

Archives reading room
On now until August 2016

This exhibition will explore never-realized planning and building initiatives within the Peel area. Some topics that may be explored include alternative municipal boundaries, forgotten subdivision plans, public transit proposals, and downtown revitalization schemes.

Included in the exhibit:

  • Municipal boundaries: What if there was City of Peel or six smaller cities?
  • Forks of the Credit Convention Centre: Would a convention centre be a boon to Caledon, or destroy the natural beauty?
  • Mississauga City Hall: What if city hall looked like a flowerpot castle?
  • Downtowns: What if downtown Brampton was replaced by a massive brutalist structure in the 1960s? What if the city centre of Mississauga was filled with office towers?
  • Trillium Dome: What if the Mississauga Blue Jays won the 1992 and 1993 World Series?
  • Transportation: What if the subway ran to Mississauga, and an LRT ran along Erin Mills Parkway?
  • Fantasyworld: What if there was a giant indoor amusement park, south of the airport?
  • Infrastructure: What if a CN Tower was in downtown Brampton? What if kilometres of land north of Bolton was flooded?