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.

Old Post Office, Idea Exchange Doors Open Waterloo Region

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Old Post Office, Idea Exchange

A much-anticipated addition, restoration and adaptive re-use of the former Galt Post Office has created the Idea Exchange digital library with creative studios, discovery centre, makerspace, heritage reading room café and spectacular Grand River views. Guided tours will bridge the centuries. At 11:30 a.m., there will be a talk entitled Carnegie Libraries: A Legacy of Form and Function.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Parking
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Washrooms
  • National Historic Site (Canada)
  • Kid-friendly
  • Guided tours available

Contact info

12 Water Street South
Cambridge, Ontario
www.ideaexchange.org

Architecture

Year built: 1885; 2018
Architect: Thomas Fuller, Ottawa (1885); RDH Architects, Toronto (2018)
Architectural style: Romanesque revival
Building type: Library

Dates/hours open

Saturday September 15, 2018
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Old Post Office, Idea Exchange 12 Water Street South