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Idea Exchange, Hespelerin-person Doors Open Waterloo Region


  • In-person
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Kid-friendly
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed
Idea Exchange, Hespeler

During the 100th anniversary of the Hespeler Carnegie Library, explore this “ship-in-a-bottle” renovation that preserved the original building while adding more space to better serve the growing community. Discover modern design elements that acknowledge Hespeler’s industrial past as a booming textile town and hockey stick manufacturer. During Doors Open, staff will describe how the building’s design blends old and new.

Contact info

5 Tannery Street East
Cambridge, Ontario
E-mail: heinfo@ideaexchange.org


Year built: 1923, renovated and extended 2007
Building type:Library
Architect: 1923 (A.H. Crocker); 2007 (Kongats Architects)

Dates/hours open

Sep 16, 10:00am - Sep 16, 04:00pm

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