Peel County Courthouse

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Peel County Courthouse
General information
Type civic building, court house
Architectural style Classical, Italiante, Picturesque, and Gothic
Location Brampton
Current tenants Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, formerly the Peel Heritage Complex
Completed January 1867
Renovated 1990s, 2010–2011
Cost $18,385
Owner Region of Peel
Landlord Region of Peel
Technical details
Floor count 3
Design and construction
Architect William Kauffmann, Toronto
Quantity surveyor Kestevan and Storey, Toronto

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]

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Coordinates: 43°41′06″N 79°45′27″W / 43.68491°N 79.75752°W / 43.68491; -79.75752