New location within Bridlewood Mall first step in renovation plan
TORONTO, Jan. 19 /CNW/ - The Bridlewood Branch of Toronto Public Library
has moved to a new, larger location in the Bridlewood Mall. The Library
will reopen to the public on Friday, January 21 at 9:00 am.
Funded by mall management, the move of Bridlewood Branch (2900 Warden
Avenue) required modest leasehold improvements to allow the branch to
operate in the new location. The new space is 47% larger than the
previous one and vastly improves the library's ability to serve the
busy Bridlewood community.
Future phases in the project will include a potential further expansion
and a complete renovation and retrofit of the library starting in 2012.
The renovation will be funded by Section 37 contributions and
development charges. Public consultation on the upcoming full
renovation will continue throughout 2011.
The relocation and expansion of Bridlewood Branch is part of Toronto
Public Library's ongoing building revitalization plan. In 2010,
Torontonians benefited from the reopening of three branches after
renovations: including Thorncliffe, Riverdale and Cedarbrae, which
re-opened December 6. A major retrofit and renovation of Northern
District Branch is almost complete and the branch will welcome
customers back early in February (announcement coming soon!).
Toronto Public Library is the world's busiest urban public library system. Every year, more
than 18 million people visit our 99 branches and borrow more than 32
million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library, visit our
website at torontopubliclibrary.ca or call Answerline at 416-393-7131.
SOURCE Toronto Public Library
For further information:
Edward Karek, Communications Officer, 416-397-5925