Doors Open Ontario

The Doors Open Ontario 2018 season was a great success. Over 482,000 people visited sites in communities across the province. Thanks to our sponsors, partners and volunteers for their support, and to all who participated.

Thornhill Village Library Doors Open Markham

Thornhill Village Library

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. Recently, 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.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • Self-guided tours available


Year built: 1851
Architectural style: Neoclassical
Building type: Library
Landscape: Garden

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 22, 2018
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thornhill Village Library 10 Colborne Street