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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. 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 info

10 Colborne Street
Markham, Ontario


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

Dates/hours open

Friday May 1 – Wednesday March 31, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open Markham

Thornhill Village Library 10 Colborne Street