G. Emmett Cardinal Carter Collection
The Cardinal Carter Library is named in honour of the late G. Emmett Cardinal Carter (1912-2003), a former Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of London from 1964 – 1978, with a lifelong commitment to education. In 1978 he was called to be the Archbishop of Toronto. Named a Cardinal on June 30, 1979, by Pope John Paul II, he continued to serve the needs of the Church in the Archdiocese of Toronto until his retirement in 1990.
Vestments, archival material and artifacts celebrating his religious life are prominently exhibited in and adjacent to the Eaton Special Collections Room. These include a gold chalice and paten which was given to Cardinal Carter by His Holiness, Pope John Paul II, when he stayed with the Cardinal during his 1984 official visit to Toronto.