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Old Post Office Wins Prestigious Award


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Idea Exchange | June 15, 2022

Idea Exchange, Old Post Office in Cambridge, Ontario has received the 2022 Governor General’s Medal for Architecture.

Awarded by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA), this is the highest honour a work of architecture can receive in Canada. The Old Post Office is one of 12 structures across the continent to receive the award this year.

Designed by RDH Architects (RDHA) and completed in October 2018, the Old Post Office project adapted the original 1885 post office to transform into a new creative space as Canada’s first all-digital public library. According to the jurors:

“Idea Exchange Old Post Office projects the life and vitality of a progressive public library program to the street, the river, and the city beyond.”

Read more at about the award on the RAIC website.

Tour the Old Post Office: Drop in any time during opening hours to see all that this amazing building has to offer the community or take a guided tour. In-person guided tours take place on Saturdays at 2:00pm. Visit our events calendar to find and register your spot.