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Carnegie Commons Building

This building was constructed in 1911 as a result of an $8,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York whose purpose was to promote the advancement of knowledge. As one of 125 such buildings in Canada, it served as Grimsby's library until 2003 when a new library/art gallery was erected. The Carnigie building follows 18th century British classical taste, directed to achieve commodity, firmness and delight. The three part facade represents, strenght, wisdom and beauty.

Hours of Operation

The Grimsby Historical Society, archives and brochures (call for availability), are located at the Carnegie Commons Building.  They are available by phone or for a visit on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 am - 12 noon or by appointment.

Adjacent Land Uses

Grimsby Public Art Gallery is located within the new Library and Art Gallery next door to the Carnagie Commons Building.

Further Information

Carnagie Commons Building is #18 in A Tour of Grimsby’s Designated Heritage Sites brochure published by the Grimsby Heritage Advisory Committee (GHAC), is available as a brochure, or online at www.grimsby.ca/index.phpmodule=documents&JAS_DocumentManager_op=downloadFile&JAS_File_id=262A Grimsby Public Art Gallery:�

Grimsby Public Library:

Ownership & Management

Town of Grimsby


Carnegie Commons Building
25 Adelaide Street
Grimsby, Ontario
L3M 1X2


(905) 309-0796

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.194684886341
Longitude -79.55934248819
UTM easting 617055
UTM northing 4783442


Grimsby Historical Society, Grimsby Archives
Carnegie Commons Building
25 Adelaide Street
Grimsby, Ontario
L3M 1X2
Tel (905) 309-0796
Email archives@grimsbyhistoricalsociety.com
Website www.grimsbyhistoricalsociety.com

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