The Doherty-Fitzpatrick Heritage House was constructed between 1851 and 1861.

It is an excellent example of a Neo-Classical farmhouse, featuring detailing and craftsmanship of a high order with a symmetrical front façade and fenestration with distinctive “Flemish Bond” brick patterning, decorative frieze, eave returns, and gable trim, a central entrance featuring transom and sidelights with elegant tracery, and a centre hall plan.

+VG Architects was retained in 2019 by the City of Brampton to provide a feasibility study and cost estimate for the conversion of the heritage house to an Early-ON Child and Family Centre, and to provide architectural services through construction contract administration. The project includes a 500 ft2 addition at the rear that is designed to be distinct and subordinate to the original heritage building. Interior renovations include upgrading the structure, accessibility, mechanical, electrical fire and life safety systems to accommodate the change of use from Residential to Assembly occupancy. The project construction cost is below the budget. The Doherty-Fitzpatrick Heritage House was vacant for more than 10 years before this project.


Brampton, Ontario




14,980 ft² (including 500 ft² new addition)


Feasibility Study
Adaptive Re-Use
Accessibility Improvements




David Whittaker