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Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library

This library was founded in 1855 as a Mechanics’ Institute. The present neoclassical structure – completed in 1914 with a Carnegie Foundation grant – features exterior monumental brick pilasters with carved limestone trim and bases, and a barrel-vaulted ceiling with decorative plasterwork. An addition dates from 1972. The building was designated under the Ontario Heritage Act in 2009.

Tell us your story about this site

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

Contact info

824 1st Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario
Telephone: 519-376-6623


Year built: 1914
Architect: Forster & Clark
Architectural style: Neoclassical
Building type: Attraction, Historical landmark, Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday June 1, 2019
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library 824 1st Avenue West