The Region of Peel’s archives is situated in PAMA, the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives located in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. In the archives, we collect, organize, store, and make available the historical records of the Region of Peel and the municipalities within it (Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon). Our records therefore cover the old County of Peel and the numerous small hamlets, villages, and towns within it from the early 19th century onwards.
We collect both official government records and the records of private individuals, businesses, and organizations. Our collections occupy over a kilometre of linear shelf space and include over one million photographs, thousands of maps and plans, and tens of millions of individual sheets of paper.
We take care of letters, diaries, journals, land indexes and deeds, council minutes, reports, bylaws, posters, pamphlets, circulars, newspapers, newsletters, photographs, maps, glass plate negatives, and many other unique and revealing items.
PAMA’s complementary collections of archival material (in the archives), artefacts (in the museum) and artwork (in the art gallery) work together to bring to life Peel’s history and culture for visitors and researchers.