Modern Mississauga and Heritage Mississauga have come together to present an ongoing series called “Way Back Wednesday’s."
We’ll share information about the history of Mississauga here and answer your questions.
Today’s topic is the history of Mississauga's Robinson-Bray House.
This ornate building was originally a private family home built in 1885 by noted Streetsville builders Christopher and John Bamford for Thomas W. (T.W.) Robinson. The style of building, which carries highly decorative vergeboard, gables and elongated windows, is one of the few buildings in Mississauga built in the Italianate style. T.W. Robinson operated a butcher shop and livery next door, and served as Reeve of Streetsville in 1897. The building underwent a transition to commercial uses in 1988, and has been home to the well-known Tea Room since 1989. The Robinson-Bray house still retains its original grandeur in its central location within Streetsville’s busy commercial core.