January 26, 2022

Super Cool! Take a Drone’s Eye Video Tour of the Revitalized Toronto Reference Library

We post many items about the Toronto Public Library, Canadian libraries in general, and Canadian web resources on infoDOCKET.

Toronto, or if you like baggage tag abbreviations or songs by Rush, YYZ, is one of our favorite cities in a country with many wonderful cities, locations with off the charts natural beauty, and of course superb libraries. I wear the label of “Canadaphile” very proudly. I could go on for hours on this topic but I’ll end it here.

What’s New at the Toronto Public Library?

The Toronto Public Library is one of the world’s busiest urban library systems.  Three months ago we posted about the opening of TPL’s 99th branch. The library’s 100th branch is scheduled to open next year.

Tomorrow, TPL will celebrate the completion of a major project to revitalize ( re:vitalization in TPL term) the Toronto Reference Library located in downtown Toronto. Canada’s first Digital Innovation Hub, something we posted about in April, is located inside this branch.

Along with the celebration the library has released a tour of the revitalized building (both outside and inside) taken from a drone. Wild! We love it!

The video tour is embedded below. Kudos and congrats to everyone at the Toronto Reference Library!

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.