405 Dundas Street West, c.1970
Oshawa Times, 1970

The Oshawa Times
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Item Type:
A black and white photograph of 405 Dundas Street West.
This building was built in 1959-60 and officially opened on November 4, 1960 by William K. Warrender, Ontario's Minister of Municipal Affairs. It was partially vacated by the Town of Whitby in 1973 and the upper floor was used by the Whitby Public Library. The Library took over the entire building in 1977 when the new Municipal Office was opened at 575 Rossland Road East. The building was demolished in the summer of 2005 and the site is now the Celebration Square in front of the new Library which opened in May, 2005.

The portraits of the Prime Ministers on the front of the building were painted by two Henry Street High School students, Ruth Read and Rebecca Ryland for Canada's Centennial in 1967. The portrait of Pierre Trudeau was added in 1968.
Date of Original:
Width: 10 in
Height: 8 in
Personal Name(s):
William K. Warrender ; Ruth Read ; Rebecca Ryland ; Pierre Trudeau
Corporate Name(s):
Town of Whitby ; Whitby Public Library
Local identifier:
Whitby Online Historic Photographs
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8785635865854 Longitude: -78.9462756806564
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This item is protected by the Canadian Copyright Act and is intended for one-time use only. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). It is your responsibility for obtaining these permissions.
Copyright Date:
Copyright Holder:
The Oshawa Times
Recommended Citation:
405 Dundas Street West, c. 1970, The Oshawa Times. Whitby Archives 03-000-040.
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned from original photograph
Whitby Public Library
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, Ontario L1N 6A1

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405 Dundas Street West, c.1970

A black and white photograph of 405 Dundas Street West.