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Peel County Courthouse

Peel County Courthouse
Peel County Courthouse illustration, 1877
General information
Typecivic building, court house
Architectural styleClassical, Italiante, Picturesque, and Gothic
Current tenantsPeel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, formerly the Peel Heritage Complex
CompletedJanuary 1867
Renovated1990s, 2010–2011
OwnerRegion of Peel
LandlordRegion of Peel
Technical details
Floor count3
Design and construction
Architect(s)William Kauffmann, Toronto
Quantity surveyorKestevan and Storey, Toronto
Interior of the courthouse
The building as seen today, part of the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives.

Peel County Courthouse is a historic building located in Brampton, Ontario and served as a courthouse and jail for Peel County and Peel Region, as well as the first home of Peel Regional Council.

The two court house was built in a Venetian Gothic style in 1865–66 by architect William Kauffman and Peel County Council began sitting in 1867.[1] A tower is located in the centre top of the building. A three-storey jail was added at the rear in 1867.

Peel County sat at the Courthouse until 1973 and then became home to Peel Regional Council from 1973 to 1980 (then moved to the 10 Peel Centre Drive). For a time, the Peel Museum and Art Gallery occupied the building, before the Peel County Jail and Registry Office were renovated to become the Peel Heritage Complex, now known as the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives.[2] Despite a renovation in the 1990s, the courthouse remained inaccessible to the public on a daily basis. After an extensive renovation, currently active, it will host staff offices, a board room, and the Art Gallery of Peel's public reference library. The Courtroom and Council Chamber will be available for rentals.[3]

The building resumed operations as a courthouse in January 1984, for a trial run, due to backlog in the main facility.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Ontario Heritage Trust Peel County Court House
  2. ^ "Peel County Courthouse and Jail (Regional Municipality of Peel – City of Brampton) – 1866–67". Archived from the original on 2012-04-11. Retrieved 2008-05-30.
  3. ^ "Index". 16 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Courthouse open for trial run". The Staffer. Brampton ON: Regional Municipality of Peel. February 1984.

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Peel County Courthouse
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