​​​​The Ebenezer Community Hall (former Ebenezer Schoolhouse) The building and grounds are a testament to the design, construction and uses of rural, one-room schools in the fashion promoted by Dr. Edgerton Ryerson, the "father" of the Ontario education system. Ebenezer School was erected as a 'union school', serving the boundary areas between Toronto-Gore and Vaughan townships. Since the building has been altered little since construction, it serves as a vivid reminder of early education history in Ontario.

One-room schoolhouses, especially such well-preserved examples, are particularly rare in Peel Region. J. Mason (likely local builder, Josiah Mason) prepared the plans and specifications. Harry Hill, mason and plasterer and Frank Hewgill, carpenter, painter and tinsmith, built the school in 1892. The school opened in November 1892 and operated continuously until 1962. Ebenezer School also holds the distinction of being the last surviving township hall in Brampton. Between 1962 and 1973 the building served as the Toronto-Gore Township Council Chambers.

The property also reflects the history of Brampton - particularly its rural legacy. The Ebenezer Schoolhouse (Ebenezer Community Hall) is directly linked to the rural environment. It is a tangible and well-preserved symbol of the history and development of the area. The site and contextual attributes, such as landmark status and the visual interactions of buildings and elements at the intersection of Gore and Ebenezer Roads, help form one of the most intriguing and unique cultural landscapes in Brampton. The building is a focal point at the intersection of Gore and Ebenezer Roads for several generations. It also holds significant landmark status and is directly associated, both visually and historically, to the equally significant Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Chapel.

Plans are currently underway to relocate and refurbish this valuable heritage resource. With recent road widening the bu​ilding was in peril due to its vicinity to traffic and road salt spray. The structure is being relocated within its current property limits to a safe distance from the intersection to ensure its long term viability.​

 Contact Planning, Building and Growth Management

To learn more about the City of Brampton’s resto​ration and relocation plans for Ebenezer Community Hall, and receive further details on the project, contact the Planning, Building and Growth Management​ Department: