Recently the Peel Art Museum + Archives (PAMA) shared a real gem from its archives.

The video, which you can watch below, is from somewhere in the early- to mid-1940s and shows Queen Street West right near Four Corners.

It was filmed by Cecil and Florence Chinn, who are in the video, as well as other people who may have been family or employees of their photography studio.

PAMA said about the clip, “The film was shot in 1942, or later. Chinn moved to Brampton in 1940, so we expect that it was soon after. Vivian’s changed from a confectionary shop to a sporting good store at some point between 1942 and 1946, so it’s after 1942.”

So let’s go back — way back — and watch downtown Brampton from the archives!

You can also view the video on YouTube here.

Feature Image: PAMA via YouTube, still from video