Category Archives: Region of Peel

Peel takes first step toward mandatory non-medical masks

Brampton, ON (June 30, 2020) – Today, Peel’s Medical Officer of Health and Mayors of Brampton, Mississauga and the Town of Caledon announced plans to explore measures, such as a temporary by-law, that would require residents to wear a non-medical mask inside public spaces to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

“Peel Public Health already strongly supports the use of non-medical masks where distancing is not possible and on transit. A time-limited, broader bylaw mandating when and where non-medical masks must be used further strengthens these recommendations and protects Peel residents. Together with the other Core Four behaviours of physical distancing, handwashing, getting tested and staying home if sick, more consistent use of non-medical masks by all residents in public spaces will help drive down cases and bring this first wave to a close in our community.”

Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel

Peel and its area municipalities in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga join several other municipalities across Ontario weighing the issue of mandatory non-medical masks. They will continue to work together to develop the best approach to regulate masks in enclosed public areas across the region. Measures will be considered at upcoming Council meetings in July

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May is Museum Month – join our virtual celebration!

May is Museum Month and though the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is closed temporarily due to COVID-19, we invite you to celebrate with us virtually.

There are numerous ways to celebrate and have some fun from home:


Behind-the scenes tours on PAMA’s YouTube channel as well as on all our social’s via FacebookTwitter and Instagram and connect with arts and culture from the comfort of home.

Take a Virtual Field Trip

Take a digital journey on PAMA’s first virtual exhibition Morphology. Local photographers document the creation of the Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation area in Mississauga.

This is a unique opportunity to see the transformation of the Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area through the eyes of local photographers. This project along Mississauga’s waterfront will provide a green oasis in the heart of the city with beaches, meadows, forests, wetlands, and rocky islands. 

Students can take it one step further with a Conservation Exploration: Explore PAMA’s online exhibit, Morphology with teaching resources including critical thinking questions and a hands-on/application of knowledge activity: 

Stay tuned for more virtual exhibitions coming up soon.

Create from Home – Because #ArtCanHelp

  • Check out over 50 family fun activities, colouring sheets and hands-on education lessons on the PAMA @ Home page. This May, we feature new themes each week. This week is all about museum week, followed by regally royal week, then hidden treasures.
  • Participate in a new #SketchItFriday challenge which is perfect for a #COVIDDateNight. Follow along on PAMA’s social media or on the PAMA @ Home page
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