Archives Research and Services
Reduced service levels
The Region of Peel Archives remains closed to the public due to an ongoing major construction project. Research inquiry service and records access are affected. We expect to reopen for archival research sometime in early 2023. Information about visiting us will be available at that time.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
Remote inquiry service in effect
We are available by email and phone to answer general questions and offer digital access to limited records where possible. Please note that availability is subject to the following:
- Archives collections are now located in offsite, temporary, or deep storage and some records are inaccessible. Retrieval delays are unavoidable.
- During certain periods, records may be in transit and staff may be unavailable except for urgent requests of a legal or humanitarian nature. Upcoming periods will include the late summer and fall of 2022.
- We are unable to conduct extensive searches on behalf of researchers (including for a fee), or to provide digital access to large numbers of records.
To contact an archivist and to receive an automated service update, reach us at:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method)
- Phone: 905-791-4055 x 3630
Staff are most efficiently contacted by email during this period. All staff have access to incoming emails. Follow up phone calls can be arranged.
Alternative options for Peel research
- For selected self-serve options for online records, please consult our Research Guides to Commonly Used Records (more of these are coming).
- The Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon library systems all lend books on local history.
- Two local libraries also maintain non-circulating local history collections.
- Region of Peel Archives has uploaded many useful resources to our Collection on the Internet Archive.
Photographic image requests and records copying
The Archives makes available digital images from the collections in accordance with the Copyright Act, applicable privacy legislation, and donor agreements. Contact us for more information. Fees may apply.
During public hours, self-directed digital photography of some records is allowed in the Reading Room after consultation with the archives staff.
Archivists can scan and photocopy records on request, subject to applicable legislation, donor agreements, record fragility, and feasibility. Contact us to learn more.
|Research - self serve at PAMA||No charge|
|Photocopies||50 cents per copy, plus tax|
|Scans from microfilm||Free (bring your own USB memory stick)|
|Existing scan, to disk or download||$15.00 per image, plus tax|
|New scan, basic resolution and size, to disk or download||$20.00 per image, plus tax|
|Custom scan, high resolution and size, to disk or download||Cost based on formula, plus tax|
|Friends of PAMA||10% discount before tax|