The Carnegie Library was constructed with a donation of $12,000 from American steel magnate Andrew Carnegie. Between 1881 and 1917, Carnegie financed the construction of thousands of free libraries across Canada and around the world. Like most of Carnegie’s libraries, this building was built in the classical beaux arts style, characterized by an elaborate entranceway, and heavy, classically inspired ornamentation.
- Self-guided tours available
Contact info55 Queen Street East
ArchitectureYear built: 1906
Architectural style: Beaux arts
Building type: Library
Dates/hours openSaturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.