May 18, 2022

Ontario: City of Ottawa Dedicates Future Site of Joint Central Library Branch, Library and Archives Facility


Municipal and federal politicians on Monday dedicated the site in downtown Ottawa that will eventually be home to the city’s new main public library branch — a joint facility with Library and Archives Canada.

Construction on the new multi-million-dollar central library — to be located at the corner of Albert Street and Commissioner Street, overlooking LeBreton Flats — is scheduled to begin in 2021 and conclude in 2024.


The estimated cost of building the new mega-library, which officials promise will be a “world-class” facility, is $174.8 million.

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