City of Brampton receives Heritage Canada Foundation Achievement Award
The Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) together with the Brampton Historical Society (BHS) presented the City of Brampton with a national Achievement Award for the rebuilding of the 1902 Brampton CPR Station as part of the new Mount Pleasant Community Centre, Library and Elementary School at 100 Commuter Drive.
The Achievement Award recognizes and celebrates the effort the City undertook to ensure the historic station’s integration into Brampton’s new Mount Pleasant development. Working in partnership with Mattamy Homes, the Peel District School Board and the Brampton Public Library, the City oversaw the reconstruction of the brick and Credit Valley stone structure that had been meticulously documented by volunteers, dismantled brick by brick in 1998 and moved into storage to prevent its demolition.
In 2008, as part of its project to identify possible adaptive reuse options for the station, the City of Brampton proposed its reconstruction as a public amenity space within a civic square in the Mount Pleasant Village development. The services of heritage consultants were retained to frame a plan for relocation and to supervise the station’s rebuilding with the City.
Mayor Susan Fennel accepted the award on behalf of the City of Brampton that was presented jointly by HCF Ontario governor Michael Seaman and BHS president Michael Avis at a special celebration at the award-winning Mount Pleasant Community.
The HCF Achievement Award honours individuals or groups for their achievement in heritage advocacy and volunteerism, and for projects that demonstrate a commitment to heritage conservation. Nominations are encouraged throughout the year.