OLA notecard of the first Toronto Public Library on Church street
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- One of the OLA Historical Hastinotes depicting the first Toronto Public Library on Church Street
- The first Toronto Public Library Church Street. The first Toronto Public Library on the northeast corner of Church and Adelaide streets was the location of the meeting on October 19, 1900 where the Ontario Library Association was founded. Built as the Mechanics' Institute in 1854, it became the first Toronto Public Library building in 1883. The first Chief Librarian was James Bain who was elected the first president of the Ontario Library Association.
- Ontario Library Association Historical Hastinotes
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- 2397A Bloor Street West, Toronto M6S 1P6
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- Personal Name(s):
- Bain, James
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- Toronto Public Library ; Mechanics' Institute
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