While this site has participated in Doors Open Ontario in the past, it is not part of the current season’s program. Please check the Home page for this year’s events and participating sites.

Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Libraryin-person Doors Open Owen Sound

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

Contact info

824 1st Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario



Year built: 1914
Building type:AttractionHistorical landmarkLibrary
Architect: Forster & Clark
Architectural style:Neoclassical

Dates/hours open

Jun 01, 10:00am - Jun 01, 04:00pm

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.