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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Technical Production for the Performing Arts Industry

Duration

3 years (6 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

(Oakville)

Set the stage for a creative, rewarding career.

Program Overview

Explore the world of theatre

Be part of a creative production team, staging shows attended by the paying public at Theatre Sheridan and Theatre Erindale. Develop the creativity, technical mastery and work ethic you need to work in technical production at the highest levels — as well as the experience and confidence to step directly into the work force.

Experienced faculty and great facilities

Led by practicing industry professionals, this apprenticeship-style program features the best facilities of any theatre school in Canada. You'll work in professional-calibre studios and use industry-standard equipment:

  • Mainstage and studio theatres
  • State-of-the-art sound labs
  • Industry-style lighting and audio equipment
  • Fully-equipped wardrobe, prop, scene painting and carpentry shops with CNC machine and 3D printers

Commitment and creativity

You'll begin working on shows immediately, gaining experience in these technical production disciplines:

  • Carpentry
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Stage Management
  • Wardrobe
  • Props
  • Scene Paint

Additional information

In the second year you'll select three disciplines to specialize in, while developing skills in drafting and AutoCAD. The third year features a six-week field placement and students continue to focus in two disciplines. This is the only three-year program in Canada fully dedicated to technical production for the performing arts industry.

This demanding program requires full commitment. You should be prepared to spend approximately $1,800-$2,000 for textbooks, supplies and field trips. The workload is heavy, so it's difficult to be employed part-time while attending this program. But you'll be rewarded with great career opportunities, a creative work environment, and the excitement and camaraderie of theatre life.

Venues for employment include:

  • Toronto theatres
  • Major Canadian summer theatre festivals (such as Stratford, Shaw, Charlottetown and Drayton Entertainment)
  • Major Canadian regional theatres (such as MTC, Neptune, Canadian Stage, Soulpepper and The Grand Theatre)
  • Audio-visual companies
  • Independent production companies
  • Sporting and cultural events
  • Political events
  • Film and television crews
  • Conferences and conventions
  • Cruise ships

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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 years (6 semesters)

Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    THET11322Introduction to Scenic Construction 2
    THET18448Scenic Art Techniques and Colour Theory 2
    THET16206Sewing Fundamentals 2
    THET15586Introduction to Theatre Properties  2
    THET16693Fundamentals of Stage Lighting  2
    THET13672Audio Fundamentals 2
    THET17370Stagecraft and Production Techniques5
    THET14857GTechnical Theatre History (Mandatory Gen Ed) 3
    Total:20
  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    THET16367 Rigging for the Performing Arts Industry 2
    THET15288 Introduction to Technical Production 6
    CADD12716 Fundamentals of CAD and Drafting Standards  3
    General Education Course (Open) 3

    Plus select 5 of the following courses:

    CODE TITLE CREDITS
    THET10016 Scenic Construction Techniques 2
    THET10261 Applied Scenic Art Techniques 2
    THET18081 Costume Construction Skills  2
    THET10082 Theatre Properties Techniques 2
    THET19798 Stage Lighting Plots 2
    THET12974 Introduction to Sound Design for the Performing Arts Industry 2

    Total credits: 24

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    THET20229 Technical Production 6
    CADD28467 Advanced CAD and Drafting Standards 3
    THET14998 Introduction to Set Design 2
    THET11176 Employment Practices for the Performing Arts Industry 3

    Plus select 3 of the following courses:

    CODE TITLE CREDITS
    THET26206 Scenic Construction Applications 2
    THET24444 Scenic Finishes 2
    THET24998 Introduction to Pattern Drafting 2
    THET27545 Theatre Properties Applications 2
    THET29402 Stage Lighting Equipment Applications 2
    THET29599 Practical Application of Live Sound 2
    THET26693 Stage Management Fundamentals 2
    THET24857 Technical Management Fundamentals 2

    Total credits: 20

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    THET25738 Advanced Technical Production 7
    General Education Course (Open) 3

    Plus select 3 of the following courses:

    CODE TITLE CREDITS
    THET25288 Advanced Scenic Construction 2
    THET20261 Scenic Architecture 2
    THET24717 Applied Pattern Drafting Techniques 2
    THET21044 Historical Property Applications 2
    THET20172 Lighting Design and Projections 2
    THET21473 Digital Audio 2
    THET23796 Advanced Stage Management 2
    THET24579 Advanced Technical Management 2

    Total credits: 16

  • CODE TITLE CREDITS
    THET38081 Production Management for the Performing Arts Industry 3
    THET35288 Production Role 1 6
    General Education Course (Open) 3

    Plus select 2 of the following courses:

    CODE TITLE CREDITS
    THET30049 Structural Design and Stage Technology 2
    THET34178 Advanced Scenic Art Techniques 2
    THET30016 Advanced Costume Construction 2
    THET37545 Advanced Theatre Properties 2
    THET30036 Advanced Stage Lighting Applications 2
    THET30025 Sound Recording for the Performing Arts Industry 2
    THET35886 Stage Management for the Performing Arts Industry 2

    Total credits: 16

  • CODETITLECREDITS
    THET39014Live Event Production 2
    THET35586Production Role 2 7
    FLPL17028Field Placement 7
    Total:16

Courses subject to change.

Current students should refer to their ⁠Academic Requirements in myStudentCentre to track their academic progress and outstanding course requirements.

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Duration

3 years (6 semesters)

Location

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Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)

or

Mature student status.

Application Package

Applicants are required to submit an application package. The detailed requirements including submission instructions will be posted in your Sheridan Application Portal. Please note that there is an application package assessment fee.

Sample application package instructions for reference purposes only are also available.

Preparation for Application

You're encouraged to research the technical theatre field prior to applying for admission:

  • Volunteer for practical crew work in professional theatre companies, community theatre groups, secondary schools, dance studios, co-op programs.
  • Speak with employed technical theatre professionals.
  • Speak with faculty and students at postsecondary technical theatre training programs.
  • Attend theatre performances.
  • Read plays and technical reference books.
  • Take photos of your technical theatre work.

Applicant Selection

Eligible applicants are selected based on previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including the required courses listed above), plus the results of their application package.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program may be advised individually regarding other related programs.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of Sheridan's Technical Production for the Performing Arts Industry program go on to work for major performing arts venues and producers throughout the world.

Sample Job Titles

  • Lighting Technician
  • Sound Technician
  • Production Manager
  • Prop Builder
  • Scenic Artist
  • Seamstress / Dresser
  • Stage Manager / Assistant Stage Manager
  • Technical Director

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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Degree Completion

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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3 years (6 semesters)

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Advanced Entry Challenge Exams

Get credit for what you know

Sheridan recognizes and appreciates that advanced learning doesn’t always require standard classroom instruction, and that opportunities to advance skills and learn new technologies are everywhere.

If you have significant knowledge and experience in programming, web development, database and/or networking, you may choose to complete Advanced Entry Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (AEPLAR) Challenge Exams for academic credit towards your Sheridan Computer Systems Technology advanced diploma.

How do Challenge Exams work?

AEPLAR Challenge Exams are administered by and through the Sheridan College Assessment Centre or through an approved Test Centre. There are fees to write each exam (an Assessment Centre fee and a Challenge Exam fee).

Your completed Challenge Exam(s) will be evaluated to determine whether you’re eligible for credit in one or more courses within the identified program streams.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and Advanced Standing credits are subject to Sheridan’s policies and procedures. Learn more about Sheridan’s Credit Transfer policies and procedures.

I have previous postsecondary education. Should I write a Challenge Exam?

No. Challenge Exams are designed for applicants with knowledge and experience gained outside of formal education. If you have previous postsecondary education, we encourage you to apply for Advanced Standing instead — you may be eligible to apply your previously earned credits towards your new program at Sheridan.

What subjects can I complete Challenge Exams for?

Challenge Exams for applicants to the Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program are designed to test skills in specific knowledge streams within this program:

  • Programming – Introductory
  • Programming – .NET
  • Programming – Advanced Java
  • Networking
  • Web Development
  • Operating Systems
  • Databases
  • Software Design
  • Mobile App Development – Android
  • Mobile App Development – iOS
  • Game Development – UNITY
  • Wireless

You can also choose to complete Challenge Exams for specific individual courses within the Computer Systems Technology program.

Complete a free self-assessment test to help you determine whether Challenge Exams are a good option for you.

How do I apply to complete a Challenge Exam?

Step 1: Make sure you meet the program admission requirements

You must meet the program admission requirements to be eligible for admission and PLAR.

Step 2: Complete a free self-assessment

Complete a free self-assessment test for each knowledge stream you wish to challenge. This will help you determine whether your current skills will enable you to succeed in the Challenge Exam(s).

Step 3: Apply to Sheridan's Computer Systems Technology advanced diploma program

Apply to the Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program.

To be eligible to complete Challenge Exams for this program, you must select "Advanced Entry" as the level of the program on your application.

Step 4: Follow the instructions to complete your Challenge Exam(s)

Once Sheridan receives your application, we’ll send you an email with instructions on how to register and pay for your Challenge Exam(s). Follow those instructions.

Once you’ve completed your Challenge Exam(s), subject matter experts in Sheridan’s Faculty of Applied Science and Technology will evaluate them within 10 business days. The Faculty will forward your results to the Office of the Registrar, and any approved credit transfers will be posted in your Credit Transfer centre. Exam feedback will not be provided.

Step 5: Accept your offer of admission and pay your program fees

If you receive an offer of admission to Sheridan, please follow the instructions to confirm your offer and pay your fees by the due dates indicated in order to reserve your spot in the program.

We wish you success in this process and look forward to seeing you at Sheridan!

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Ontario College Advanced Diploma

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1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2023–2024 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$5,270.25
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$19,754.25

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

International Entrance Scholarship

All new international students beginning their full-time postsecondary studies (ESL and programs with tuition reduction excluded) in Spring 2023, Fall 2023 or Winter 2024 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $500 to $2,000.

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Learning Outcomes

The successful completion of the program will enable the graduate to:

  • Adopt appropriate methods and materials to perform tasks within the technical disciplines.
  • Use industry-related terminology correctly and effectively in all aspects of work being undertaken.
  • Model safe practices while operating tools and equipment for all work sites including theatre, workshops and live events.
  • Implement processes for fabricating and assembling production elements from an effective interpretation of project specifications.
  • Synthesize information and ideas gathered from multiple resources and prior experiences to plan and create discipline-based products.
  • Balance multiple priorities to meet external expectations.
  • Contribute effectively to the overall management of projects related to theatrical and live event productions by working collaboratively with others.
  • Assess feasibility of projects based on creative concepts and production constraints.
  • Solve design and technical problems based on analysis of production documents and support materials.
  • Establish professional networking and business relationships in the theatre and live event community.

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Educational philosophy

Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design curriculum and its delivery are designed to address current social issues pertinent to the design industry. This enables students to broaden their understanding of their place within the world.

Fundamental to the vision of the program is the balance of creative and conceptual thinking with the technical and business aspects of the profession. Courses follow a logical sequence with the degree of difficulty building vertically from first year to fourth year.

The various streams provide a range of design problems building in size and scope, from simple to complex in various design sectors. The curriculum builds on fundamental introductions that ensures a strong foundation for students to apply additional more complex learning and skills developed later in the program.

Studio projects are designed to mimic professional practice and require applied theory, creativity and strong technical knowledge. Curriculum is also connected horizontally across each semester to help support the learning in courses happening simultaneously. This demonstrates the inter-connected knowledge and skills required to practice in the industry.

The program provides many opportunities that expose students to practicing professionals and professional practice. Industry leaders and representatives from professional associations like ARIDO and IDC are invited into the classroom as jurors and guest speakers throughout the four years. The internship also provides professional design work experience for students before they enter their final year of study.

The curriculum is student-centric and designed to equip students with the skills that are required for entry-level design positions and advanced study. Manual skills such as drafting, drawing and model making are developed alongside digital skills using current software. Students are also well-versed in the applicable building codes and regulations required to practice in Ontario. Students are exposed to valuable research skills and encouraged to continue their learning past graduation.

Program goals

Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program aspires to:

  • Develop confident, creative and critical thinkers that can solve a variety of problems thoughtfully, improving the quality of the built environment and protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public.
  • Equip students with the tools to think independently and ethically to ensure technically, environmentally, and socially responsible decision-making.
  • Deliver current and relevant curriculum that incorporates equity, diversity and inclusion. This encourages students to create spaces that foster inclusivity and look at design from various perspectives within diverse communities, involving numerous stakeholders.
  • Inform students regarding the various facets of the profession, engaging them with designers and industry affiliates.
  • Encourage continuous professional and personal growth, instilling a desire to contribute to the profession and society at large. The program encourages students to become active participants in the design community, become members of their local Association, write their NCIDQ exams, give back to the community and become progressive leaders in the profession.
  • Prepare graduates for entry-level design positions, equipped with the required knowledge and skills for employment in the diverse design industry, ensuring they possess the body of knowledge necessary to respond to social and environmental issues, while designing interior spaces that are technically proficient, code-compliant, conceptually strong, sustainable and all-inclusive.
  • Provide enhanced opportunities for students to pursue post-graduate studies, employment, research and/or further their academic studies and/or credentials.

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Pathways from Athletic Therapy and Kinesiology

If you've graduated from a health-science degree other than athletic therapy or kinesiology, your application will be assessed on an individual basis.

Get your Osteopathy degree in less time

If you're a graduate of Sheridan's Athletic Therapy or Kinesiology degree program, you may be eligible to start in the second year of this program after completing three bridging courses.

This bridging program will be available in Spring/Summer 2024.

How to apply: Submit an application using the program code PBHSB.

Bridging courses (Spring/Summer Semester)

  • OSTP 17927D: The Science of Osteopathy (3 credits)
  • OSTP 14859: Theoretical Pathways to Osteopathy (5 credits)
  • OSTP 16333: Practical Pathways to Osteopathy (1 credit)

Course exceptions

After successfully completing the assigned bridging courses, you'll be admitted into Year 2 (Semester 3) of our Osteopathy degree. In order to earn your Osteopathy degree, you'll need to complete all courses in the remaining three years of the program, with the following exceptions.

You will additionally take:

  • Year 2: OSTP 11271D: Clinical Methodology (3 credits)
  • Year 2: SCIE 22437D: Human Physiology for Allied Health (2 credits)
  • Year 3: SCIE 31116D: Pathophysiology for Allied Health (3 credits)

You will not need to take:*

  • SCIE 26661D: Pathophysiology 1 (3 credits)
  • OSTP 24645D: Structure & Function 2 – Lower Cervicals, Thorax & Upper Extremity (3 credits)
  • OSTP 22482D: Applied Clinical Practice 2 (1 credit)
  • FLPL 21839D: Internship Prep (1 credit)
  • SCIE 39622D: Pathophysiology 2 – Systemic Interactions (3 credits)
  • RESE 37626D: Statistical Methods in Health Sciences (3 credits)
  • RESE 42279D: Applied Research Methods for Health Sciences (3 credits)
  • BUSM 44956D: Business Entrepreneurship for Clinical Practitioners (3 credits)
  • 6 Degree Breadth Electives (3 credits each)

*Athletic Therapy graduates are also exempt from the following course:

  • OSTP 20782D: Clinical Experience 2 (0.5 credits)

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Program Mission

Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

Program Vision

Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

Critical Performance Statement

Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

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Field Placements

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Writer-in-Residence program

Each year, Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing & Publishing (CW&P) program hosts a Writer-in-Residence. The 8-month residency is awarded to a writer who embodies the distinctiveness and dynamism of the & in our program name.

In addition to working on at least one specific writing project of their own during their tenure, the Writer-in-Residence is responsible for creative leadership, mentoring and public outreach in the area of creative writing and/or publishing.

How our Writer-in-Residence supports Sheridan students

Students in our CW&P program benefit from the work and mentorship of our Writer-in-Residence, who:

  • shares their expertise and experience as a creative professional and working writer;
  • performs public readings from their recently published work and/or current work-in-progress;
  • organizes public lectures and/or workshops; and
  • works with faculty to augment existing curriculum in the area of creative writing, publishing and/or creativity.

2023–24 Writer-in-Residence

Kate Cayley, Sheridan's Writer-in-Residence

Award-winning fiction writer, playwright and poet Kate Cayley is joining Sheridan as the 2023–24 CW&P Writer-in-Residence.

Cayley has published two short story collections and three collections of poetry, and her plays have been performed in Canada, the U.S. and the UK. She has won the Trillium Book Award, an O. Henry Prize and the Mitchell Prize for Poetry, and been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Firecracker Award for Fiction, the ReLit Award for both fiction and poetry, and the K.M. Hunter Award for Fiction.

Her writing has appeared in such literary publications as Brick, Electric Literature, Joyland, Best Canadian Poetry and Best Canadian Stories, and she has been a writer-in-residence at McMaster University and the Toronto Public Library.

"Kate’s diverse work plumbs meaning, strangeness and beauty from the spaces we inhabit, even in our domestic lives, while tackling some of the big philosophical questions we all face," says Dr. Genevieve Amaral, Associate Dean, School of Humanities and Creativity. "Our Sheridan community welcomes her capacious intellect, limpid style and wonderful mentorship with full hearts, open ears, and pens, paper and keyboards at the ready!"

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From ideas to impact: a masterclass in applied creativity and innovation

Are you a business lead who's looking to level up your company's culture of creativity and entrepreneurship?

Sheridan offers FREE, one-hour masterclasses on topics such as:

  • Creative Strategies for an EDI-driven World
  • The Science of Creativity and Innovation
  • Intra- and Entrepreneurial Thinking, and
  • Creative Team Leadership

These masterclasses will catalyze your climate of innovation and give your team an exclusive look into Sheridan’s one-of-a-kind graduate certificate in Applied Creativity and Innovation.*

Register your team for a FREE online one-hour masterclass!


*Advance further with our Applied Creativity and Innovation graduate certificate

Our new graduate certificate in Applied Creativity and Innovation is a great professional development (PD) opportunity for many company teams. The program teaches complex problem-solving, creativity, innovation and negotiation skills — competencies that make companies more resilient and adaptable as they face the unique challenges presented by the future of work.

Why this program is a great choice for PD:

  • Flexible hours — your employees can complete their graduate certificate online, at their own pace.
  • Relevant coursework – they can choose electives that are most applicable to their position at your company.
  • Award-winning faculty – they’ll learn from instructors who are on the cutting-edge of creativity and innovation research.
  • Practicum project – they’ll work alongside our team of experts to resolve an issue that your business is facing today — whether it’s how to leverage artificial intelligence technology, advance your sustainability efforts, update your marketing strategies, address supply chain inefficiencies or another challenge.

This new graduate certificate is currently accepting applications for Fall 2023.

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Apprenticeship Exemption Test

The Apprenticeship Exemption Test (AET) provides a chance for students who are learning a skilled trade to bypass in-class studies.

In most cases, you need to score 70% or higher to pass the AET. If you score lower than 70%, you'll need to wait three months before you can try again (with some exceptions for certain exams).

Apprenticeship Exemption Tests are administered at the Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga, through Sheridan's Assessment Centre.

Learn more about the AET, including eligibility criteria, available tests and how to register.

Sheridan is a Ministry-approved Apprenticeship Exemption Test centre, authorized through the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training & Skills Development (MLITSD), for both apprentices and non-apprentices.

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Location

Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,  Oakville


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Program Summary


Program availability

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Field Placement

Full-time 3 years Program code: PTPPA

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Start date Campus Delivery Status
Sep 2024 Trafalgar Road Campus (Oakville)
In Person
Available

One program. Seven disciplines. Many industry connections.

Develop the creativity, technical mastery and work ethic you need to work in technical production at the highest level.

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905-845-9430 (Oakville/Mississauga)
905-459-7533 (Brampton)

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Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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