This house, which was converted into a public library in the 1970s under the direction of restoration architect Napier Simpson Jr., fits comfortably into Colborne Street’s historical streetscape. The library was featured in Deborah Kerbel’s 2010 ghost story, Lure. The ghost of Ellen Ramsden, the building’s original owner, is said to make an appearance from time to time. As part of Digital Doors Open, watch the video below to learn more about the site.
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Contact info10 Colborne Street
ArchitectureYear built: 1851
Architectural style: Neoclassical
Building type: Library
Dates/hours openFriday May 1 – Wednesday March 31, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open Markham