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Oshawa Public Libraries - McLaughlin Branch Doors Open Oshawa

Oshawa Public Libraries - McLaughlin Branch

R.S. McLaughlin officially opened the library, his gift to the city, in 1954. The architect studied under John M. Lyle, who designed Parkwood’s formal gardens. Lyle's influence is seen at Union Cemetery in the McLaughlin Mausoleum, while the library uses vocabulary from Frank Lloyd Wright's prairie style. Displays from the Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame will also be featured.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

65 Bagot Street
Oshawa, Ontario
Telephone: 905-579-6111


Year built: 1954
Architect: Arthur H. Eadie
Architectural style: Prairie
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 28, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 2 p.m. lecture: Oshawa's Horseracing Past

Oshawa Public Libraries - McLaughlin Branch 65 Bagot Street