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Manilla Library

The written word has been the heartbeat of communication for centuries. Built in 1887, this frame building became a Mechanic's Institute in 1893, from which the Manilla Library emerged. Since then, the library has offered library and community services to Manilla and the surrounding area. Now restored, it is operating as a community hub once again.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Environment
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms

Contact info

17025 Simcoe Street
Manilla, Ontario


Year built: 1887
Architectural style: Vernacular
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Sunday September 8, 2019
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Manilla Library 17025 Simcoe Street