ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Visiting Ebenezer Hall, Brampton, Ontario: a typical, former one-room schoolhouse, dating from 1892

Updated on June 19, 2017
Provincial flag of Ontario
Provincial flag of Ontario | Source
Ebenezer Hall, Brampton
Ebenezer Hall, Brampton | Source
Historical plaque, Ebenezer Hall, Brampton
Historical plaque, Ebenezer Hall, Brampton | Source
Map location of Peel region, Ontario
Map location of Peel region, Ontario | Source

Designated a heritage property

Located In Brampton, situated in Ontario's Peel region, Ebenezer Hall is a former one-room schoolhouse, of a type which were not so unusual in late 19th and early 20th century Ontario, but surviving examples of these are now rare.

Some history and features

Features include a small bell-tower, the conspicuous nature of which makes it a landmark in the immediate area, which at present (2012) includes some open land that has not yet been bought up by developers (although much local building work has been undertaken in recent years). The original building plans are recorded as having been prepared by J. Mason.

It is known that the first schoolteacher at Ebenezer Hall schoolhouse was William Noble. The catchment area for the school included Toronto Gore and Vaughan townships. Later expanded, the building was built in 1892 and served as a school until 1962.

Subsequently, until 1973, the building served as council chambers for Toronto Gore Township.

Now within the boundaries of the City of Brampton, the city authorities moved the building 15 metres in 2010 as part of a road widening scheme. As a structure, it has been designated a heritage building by Brampton Heritage Board. It is now known officially as Ebenezer Community Hall, and hosts many local activities.

The Community Hall is situated at 4494 Ebenezer Road, Brampton, close to this road's intersection with Gore Road.

The original name 'Ebenezer' in the schoolroom's name is a reference to 1 Samuel 7.12: 'Ebenezer: hitherto hath the LORD helped us'. A Primitive Methodist Chapel, also named 'Ebenezer', is situated at nearby 8999 Gore Road, Brampton; founded circa 1858, its adjoining cemetery has been used for burials since 1838.

June 10, 2012

Also worth seeing

In Brampton itself. Bovaird House is an historic residence open to the public. The Dominion Building is of architectural merit.

Black Creek Pioneer Village , Toronto (distance: 17.01 kilometres) has a much visited collection of historic structures.

Zion Schoolhouse , North York (distance: 36.08 kilometres) is another example of a preserved, historic, Ontario learning facility.


How to get there: Air Canada, flies to Toronto Pearson Airport, with wide North American and other connections, from where car rental is available. (Distance from Toronto Pearson Airport to 4494 Ebenezer Road, Brampton : 13.9 kilometres). Ebenezer Road is on Brampton Transit Bus Route 1. Please check with the airline or your travel agent for up to date information.

MJFenn is an independent travel writer based in Ontario, Canada.

For your visit, these items may be of interest

Ontario Back  Road Atlas
Ontario Back Road Atlas

This MapArt set of maps is a really good guide to Ontario roads outside the capital Toronto.



    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • MJFenn profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      teacherjoe52: It is good that schoolhouses such as Ebenezer Hall in Brampton and Zion Schoolhouse in North York have been preserved for posterity. It is remarkable how long they survived, actually. Personally, give me a wise and sensible schoolteacher above a whole range of technological, educational gadgets and fashionable indoctrination. Thank-you for your comment.

    • teacherjoe52 profile image


      7 years ago

      Very good article.

      I missed going to a one room school by one year in Simcoe, just down the road from you.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)