This year the Region of Peel is commemorating both the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Dominion of Canada as well as the establishment of our forerunner, the County […]
Libraries, schools, a college, a university, demolitions, a hockey tournament, and the end of Toronto Township.
Archivists here are often asked “What is your favourite record in the collection?” This can be a challenging question to answer, given that there are so many wonderful records in our […]
Typhoid, rubella, polio, and measles: we look through the collection at how these disease were recorded in archival records.
Peel’s Archives, like many municipal archives, covers the food story from farm to table. Let’s take a bite out of the collection, looking at documents and photographs that tell five stories about […]
I have long harboured a fascination with the history of the road network in the Peel area. We often take for granted the vast network of relatively smooth roads that […]
With Earth Day approaching, can records relating to the environment be found in the Region of Peel Archives collection? While we don’t have the papers of any household names from the Canadian […]
From cheeky war posters to the world’s tightest roundabout, we look at five things in the archives that are funny.
Caroline Armington struggled to become an artist, in an era where her gender was a liability to art sales.
Taking inspiration from Mark Osbaldeston’s Unbuilt Toronto books, the Peel Archives is currently showcasing records documenting never-realized planning and building initiatives within the Peel area. The exhibition, now open in […]