Gananoque Town Hall, The

Built about 1831-32 and designed in the late phase of the neoclassic style, this structure is among the best of its type remaining in Ontario. Constructed as a dwelling for John McDonald, a local landowner, merchant, postmaster and later a member of the Legislative Council of Canada, it remained in the family until 1911. The earliest settlement at the site of Gananoque took place in the late 1790s, and the first major survey of a village site was carried out in 1842. First incorporated in 1862, Gananoque became a town on January 1, 1890. The town hall was deeded to the corporation by the McDonald heirs in October 1911, and accepted in December of that year.


In front of the town hall, 30 King Street East, Gananoque

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: United Counties of Leeds and Grenville

Municipality: Town of Gananoque