This file consists of photographs of the cornerstone dedication ceremonies for the Bloor and Spadina branch, held on 3 February 1953. The photographs depict several members of the executive, along with invited dignitaries, reciting speeches at the podium. There is also one photograph of the laying of the cornerstone, one of the cornerstone itself and two of the crowd gathered in front of the building.
Identified individuals at the ceremony include Samuel Godfrey, Rabbi Abraham L. Feinberg, Mayor Allan Lamport, Lou Borsook, David Andrews, Ben Sadowski, Dana Porter M.P.P., J. I. Oelbaum and Robert Soren.
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