The Peel Art Gallery, Museum + Archives (PAMA) provides the perfect setting for the FOLD. Two of the rooms used for the events on Saturday and Sunday are located in the original Peel County Courthouse – including an actual courtroom and the court’s upper chambers. Workshops will take place in the museum portion of PAMA. The museum serves the Region of Peel (Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga) and PAMA often partners with community-based cultural, social services, health, arts and heritage organizations, making it the ideal host space for the festival. As part of the FOLD, participants will be able to explore the PAMA museum.
PAMA rooms, spaces, and washrooms are walker and wheelchair-friendly. Because the parking lot will be used as a community space, parking spaces on the street in front of the museum will be reserved for those who require accessible parking. Volunteers will be on hand to provide support as needed. Please email organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve accessible parking spaces.
In 1916, Brampton Central Public School replaced the Old Central Public School, which had been used for educational purposes for almost 130 years. The standing Central Public School opened its doors in 1916 but the building was not fully completed until the 1920. As new schools opened in the City of Brampton, Brampton Central Public School was no longer needed as an educational building. It was bought by the City of Brampton and re-commissioned into a Recreation and Arts Centre. The doors opened with this purpose for the building in 1984. It continues to serve as the set in feature films and community events like the FOLD.
Accessible parking is located on-site, approximately 50-100 metres from the auditorium entrance. The CPS Auditorium is walker and wheelchair friendly, however the washrooms inside the facility have not been updated and are not accessible. Portable washroom facilities will be available for all patrons in front of the auditorium entrance and will include a wheelchair accessible facility.
While the original church sat at the corner of Queen and Chapel Street, built in 1828, the cornerstone for the present structure was laid on June 6, 1885 by architects J.S. Mallory & Son. The building boasts rusticated credit valley brown stone with white facings and slate roofing that forms an intricate fish design. The large stain glass windows and breathtaking features in the St. Paul’s United Church sanctuary will serve as an impressive site for the FOLD’s most anticipated event—The Last Lecture.
On Sunday, Sanderson Hall will also serve as the venue for The Diverse Can Lit Writers’ Hub — providing authors with a range of lived experiences with information about publishing and submission guidelines to some of Canada’s premier literary magazines and publishers.
St. Paul’s is conveniently located in downtown Brampton directly across from the City Hall parking garage and approximately 50-100 metres from PAMA. A lift inside the church provides all guests with access to the Sanctuary and Sanderson Hall. Limited parking is available behind the church and will be reserved for those who require accessible parking. Please email email@example.com for more information and reservations.
40 Admiral Boulevard, Mississauga
The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites is located at 40 Admiral Blvd in Mississauga, is a short drive away from the festival. The FOLD has secured a special rate for festival attendees who are coming from out of town. Please contact the hotel at 905-795-1011 for more details. Be sure to mention that you are inquiring after the Festival of Literary Diversity block of rooms in order to receive the discounted rate.