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The PAMA archives reading room has a wall that features rotating content from the collection. The archives is open daily from Tuesday through Friday.

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Peel Through the Photographer's Lens

On Now Until September 2018

Explore exciting new additions to the Peel Archives' collections. Discover a wide range of remarkable, rarely seen photographs of Peel, captured by prominent local photographers Al Betts, Betty Odlum, and Ron Duquette.

Betty Odlum (1924-2015) was a gifted amateur photographer. She skillfully documented her neighbourhood, the changing nature of Brampton's downtown core, and the demolition of the Dale Estate greenhouses for new residential development. The Kodachrome images offer a portal to the Town of Brampton's development.

A resident of Mississauga for over 42 years, Ron Duquette (born 1943) featured images from his donation chart the progression of Mississauga from rural to urban, in particular through projects by S.B. McLaughlin and Associates. Featured images include Square One Shopping Centre, The Valleys neighbourhood, and the recent Mayor's Gala.

Al Betts had a lifelong passion for photography, starting his own business in Streetsville around 1965. Images featured in the exhibit come from commercial clients' orders, projects for the Streetsville Chamber of Commerce, and the pages of the Streetsville Review.

Alcohol Prohibition in Peel

Archives reading room showcase
June 19 to September, 2018

As Canada prepares to enact Bill C-45 (the Cannabis Act) this summer, the Archives is highlighting Peel-based records on another controversial substance: alcohol.

The temperance movement, which first appeared in Canada during the early 1800s to discourage drinking, resulted in local and provincial bans on alcohol. These records show different reactions by individuals and organizations to this issue.