McDonald House at 30 King St East, is #30 on the Town of Gananoque’s self guided tour. Its description there reads:
“Built in 1831 by John McDonald, a business person and leader in the community. Charles McDonald nephew of John donated it to the town in 1911. This neoclasic centre hall building has been used as a court, jail, library and most recently for council meetings. It currently serves as the Town’s Municipal offices. The bandshell in the park nearby was erected in 1921 and continues to be used for many public events.” (Copies of the tour are available at the Gananoque and 1000 Island Visitor Centre, 10 King East.)
Useful to know if you are exploring the area on your own.
– The staff in Town Hall is used to having people wander into take a peek at the inside of the building.
– There is a plaque about the Town Hall in the southwest corner of the park.
– There is a plaque about our founding father, Joel Stone in the southeast corner of the park.
– The Gananoque and 1000 Island Visitor Centre just west of the Town Hall has a “Gananoque History “binder available. There are 6 pages of information about Town Hall in it.
– The Bandstand was designed by then Gananoque Band member William Rees.