Canada: 99th Branch of Toronto Public Library Scheduled to Open in November, 100th Branch Coming in 2014
From The Star (Toronto):
Toronto’s newest library, its 99th, is set to open in November. The Fort York Library, an unusual, modern building with what looks like a crazy tilted roof, offers a rare view of its namesake, Fort York.
The library, still under construction, rises up on the east side of the Bathurst Street bridge. It’s an elegant glass pavilion that will glow like a welcoming lantern at night. It’s such a presence that the neighbourhood of condominium towers and community housing has been named by the developer, Context, in its honour: the Library District.
Toronto’s public library system is one of the most successful in the world. The library has some 19 million visits each year. Its new branches and the renovations of existing ones are often designed by Canada’s top architects.
The library’s100th branch, by LGA Architectural Partners (formerly Levitt Goodman) with Philip H. Carter, Architect will open in Scarborough next year.
“The public library is seen as a major contributor to neighbourhood generation and life-long learning,” says Anne Bailey, director of branch libraries for the Toronto Public Library.
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See Also: Info About Other Toronto Public Library Renovation and Construction Projects
See Also:: Directory of TPL Branches
See Also: Toronto Public Library Invites Input to Design for New Branch (April 27, 2011)
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