With more than 165 years of history, this exquisite Georgian style estate was home to four generations of the Harris and Sayers families. Noted for its quiet presence in a picturesque park-like setting - Benares is filled top to bottom with original family possessions spanning 4 generations. Part of what makes Benares so unique is that more than 95% of the artifacts in the house are original to the Harris family and this home. Benares and most of its contents were donated by the three great grandchildren of Captain Harris -- Geoffrey Harris Sayers, Dora Sayers Caro and Barbara Sayers Larson. It was restored and fully furnished with Harris Family items and opened to the public as Mississauga's newest museum in 1995.
The Visitor Centre at Benares hosts an interpretive gallery about Benares Historic House and its original residents; it also includes an Exhibition Gallery with rotating exhibitions and displays.
This exhibition takes the point of view that the working relationship between a service dog and its handler is built on deep personal connections.
Shellie Zhang's Aesthetic of Surfaces examines the many ways that complex notions of identity and place are translated or mistranslated through mass produced goods.
This is that rare musical by which all others are measured and features one of musical theatre's greatest scores, including: "The Rain in Spain", "I Could Have Danced all Night" and "Get me to the Church on Time".
Take in live performances and entertainment surrounded by thousands of twinkly lights at Light Up the Square. Come early and shop late at the Holiday Street Market.