Public Library #1

By: Lesley

Jul 31 2010

Category: library, Toronto


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The Runnymede Public Library is one of 99  in the Toronto public library system. Built by John Lyle in 1929, the front entrance has the unusual feature of the pilasters on either side of the door designed as west coast totem poles with aboriginal carvings. This is regarded as one of the most beautiful of the libraries in the city.

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14 comments on “Public Library #1”

  1. Such a stylish, impressive, unusual entrance! Even the colours are unusual! Love it!

  2. beautiful imposing entrance

  3. Beautiful! I’d love to see the whole building.

  4. Cool – I love libraries (I work in one!). Love the carvings around the door.

  5. wonderful shot for public. Happy Saturday.

  6. Love the old facade of this library. Happy weekend!


  7. a terrific photo. the red door and columns are stunning.

  8. Very nice photo, love the detail around the red door. Hope you have a nice weekend.

  9. Great carvings. I’m from the NW and those are excellent.

  10. What a cool place! I love those carvings and that entranceway. Wonderful photo!

  11. aloha,

    what a nice facade, it looks like its a well loved place just like our library…..nice details, thanks for sharing

  12. A great one for the theme especially because I love books 🙂

  13. Those pillars are very captivating.

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