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History

We have been sharing ideas with you for more than 150 years. At Idea Exchange, we celebrate and remember our rich history as we look forward to the future.

Please note, unless otherwise stated, the images used are courtesy of the City of Cambridge Archives.


One Book One Community
One Book One Community (OBOC) program begins with No Great Mischief by Alistair MacLeod. OBOC was created to promote community engagement through the... Read More»
Riverside Gallery opens, curated by Ivan Jurakic
Design at Riverside opens in the fall. The Gallery is a joint effort between the University Of Waterloo School Of Architecture and the CL&G.... Read More»
Greg Hayton with model of new Hespeler Library. Photo by Robert Wilson, Record staff
Hespeler branch renovations begin on May 9. In September, WiFi is introduced at the library.
Hespeler after renovations, 2007
A major renovation of the Hespeler branch was completed in June 2007 increasing the size to 14,000 square feet. The historic Carnegie library was... Read More»
Canadian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale
The 11th International Architecture Exhibition at the 2008 Venice Biennale of Architecture, Out There: Architecture Beyond Building, was held at the... Read More»
Sunanda Sachdev, Settlement Worker
On Jan. 9, Conversation Circles for new immigrants to Canada expands to the Clemens Mill branch, and later in the year to Preston and Hespeler... Read More»
My First Library Card
My First Library Card (birth to age 3) is launched at QS branch with a baby shower. On February 16, the newly re-designed website is launched, and in... Read More»
New Galt Post Office design, City of Cambridge
City council approves the purchase of the Old Post Office building at 12 Water Street South. The building will house a maker space, digital labs and... Read More»
Building Waterloo Region
From June through September, the School of Architecture presents a region wide festival of architecture called Building Waterloo Region. This event... Read More»
Preston Children's Garden
In 2015, Idea Exchange encompasses a new direction focused on a passion for the arts, reading, creativity, and cultural programs. Idea Exchange joins... Read More»

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