A New Vision for Toronto’s Most Popular Library: Open House Toronto Reference Library Renovation & Expansion

Members of the public are invited to drop by to hear about the upcoming renovation and expansion of Toronto Reference Library, Toronto’s most popular library on Tuesday, June 5th at 6:30 pm. The open house will take place in the Asquith Room on the second floor of the library, located at 789 Yonge Street.

Toronto Public Library staff and Ajon Moriyama of Moriyama & Teshima Architects will be on hand to talk about renovation plans.

Scheduled to begin in late 2007, the renovation will:

*redesign the Yonge Street building faade to make the library transparent and open to the community
*add a vibrant new glass main entrance cubeM
*add a new Special Collections Centre
*provide expanded space for library programs
*expand the exhibits gallery
*add a new coffee shop and gift store
*completely renovate the upper floors to create new subject centre configurations, introduce alternative use areas, idea gardens, casual group gathering areas, improved quiet study areas and enhanced audio and visual learning areas.

The Toronto Public Library is North America’s busiest public library system. Every week more than 329,000 people visit its 99 branches and borrow more than half a million items.

To learn more about the Toronto Public Library, visit their website at www.torontopubliclibrary.ca or call Answerline at 416.393.7131.