January 19, 2022

Canada: Ottawa Public Library Seeks Input on Building New Central Branch

From the The Ottawa Citizen:

“The time has come for this important community discussion,” Mayor Jim Watson said in a media release. “Our Central Library is an important asset which needs to better reflect our dynamic and talented city. I look forward to collaborating with residents to discuss how we can make the most of this exciting project.”

Opened in 1971, the library’s main branch at the corner of Metcalfe and Laurier is now too small and badly out of date. A consultant’s report last summer estimated that renovating the existing location would cost at least $70 million. The library board is looking at the possibility of a public-private partnership to rebuild it.

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