Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Yorkville Library

This is the entrance to the Yorkville Library which is the oldest library in the Toronto Public Library system. Located just along the street from the Town Hall Square Park, it opened in 1907 and was designed by Robert McCallum and shares the Beaux Arts style of many libraries from that time. This library is one of several in Toronto that were built with grants from American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie who funded the building of 2,509 public libraries around the world in the early 20th century. Great man.

1 comment:

Shirley said...

I am thankful for the generosity of Andrew Carnegie! Beautiful building!