405 Dundas Street West, 1962

Photographer Unknown, Photographer
Media Type:
Item Type:
A colour photographic postcard of 405 Dundas Street West.
In 1958, the Town of Whitby purchased property from Samuel Trees to construct a new, larger municipal building to replace the aging Town Hall located at Brock and Colborne Streets. The Municipal Building was officially opened in 1960 and served as Whitby’s administrative hub until 1977 when offices were moved to the buildings located at 575 Rossland Road East. With Whitby Town Council and Staff in their new location, the Whitby Public Library moved into the Municipal Building that same year.

Eventually, the Library and its collections outgrew the space at the old Municipal Building and plans were set in motion to construct a purpose built library to house larger collections, improved technology, comfortable spaces, and community meeting rooms to accommodate Whitby’s increasing population. Built by architects Shore Irwin Tilbe & Partners, construction on the new library began in 2003 around the old library. When the new building was complete in 2006, Celebration Square, an area for community gatherings, took the place of the old Municipal Building.
Date of Original:
Width: 5.5 in
Height: 3.5 in
Corporate Name(s):
Town of Whitby ; Whitby Public Library
Local identifier:
Whitby Online Historic Photographs Collection
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8786873217779 Longitude: -78.9463346892547
Copyright Statement:
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 Holder:
Photographer Unknown
Recommended Citation:
405 Dundas Street West, 1962, Photographer Unknown. Whitby Archives.
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned from colour postcard.
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, 1962

A colour photographic postcard of 405 Dundas Street West.