Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Runneymede Library


One of the more attractive buildings in Toronto is the Runneymede Library in the High Park area. Designed by architect John Lyle with a Canadian theme and yet modern style, it was opened in 1930 and features many architectural elements inspired by indigenous traditions and details. This pic shows the front door of the library framed by carved stone totem poles of stylized ravens, beavers and bears - lovely!

11 comments:

Sharon said...

Very attractive. The stone totem poles are wonderful.

EG Wow said...

I like the look of that sturdy red door. I'm a BIG fan of public libraries.

LĂșcia said...

Love the totem poles, what an interesting library!!!

Steffe said...

It is a fine door. And photo.

Jack said...

It is handsome. I have seen totem pole work in blogs from eastern Canada before but I always thought that was a western thing. Now I know better.

jennyfreckles said...

The stonework is lovely. I might prefer a more traditional wooden door in that frame though.

Eyeliquor 2 said...

W O N D E R F U L !
Cool capture!
The color of the door matches well with your shoes ;)

Birdman said...

Interesting name here.

VioletSky said...

I always like walking into this library. Such a grand doorway.

Randy said...

I love the carving! The red door is great too.

Erica said...

Thanks for this pic.....I've lived and shopped in this area my whole life and never knew anything about the Library.....thanks for the info. I was just at No Frills across the street to do some shopping. Small world. :-)