Jane/Dundas Branch to Reopen

    First of Seven Major Toronto Library Renovations in 2008

    TORONTO, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - On Monday, February 4, at 1 p.m., the renovated
Jane/Dundas Branch (620 Jane Street) will reopen to the public.
    Toronto Public Library will mark the occasion with a celebratory event
open to all. The Jane/Dundas Branch is the first of seven library branches
scheduled to reopen in 2008, after major renovations.

    What:        Grand opening of the renovated Jane/Dundas Branch
    Where:       Jane/Dundas Branch, 620 Jane Street
    When:        Monday, February 4, 2008 at 1 p.m.
    Featuring:   Ribbon cutting, family entertainment, music, prizes and

    Jane/Dundas Branch Renovation & Library Service Enhancements:

    -   New main entrance and a new full service elevator.
    -   Nineteen computers featuring both high-speed Internet access and word
    -   Wireless Internet access.
    -   More than 11,000 new books, CDs, DVDs and magazines.
    -   New express checkout.
    -   Interior and exterior book drops for quick library material returns.
    -   New comfortable reading areas for children, teens and adults.
    -   New Teen Zone.
    -   Fully equipped bookable meeting/program room that can accommodate 80
        people and double as quiet study space.
    -   Separate room for study.

    Renovation Architect:

    -   Teeple Architects Inc.

    Coming in 2008:

    -   Cliffcrest Branch relocation & expansion S. Walter Stewart
        renovation, Dufferin/St.Clair renovation, Bloor/Gladstone renovation
        & expansion, Jane/Sheppard Branch relocation & expansion and
        Kennedy/Eglinton Branch relocation & expansion

    Toronto Public Library is the world's busiest urban public library
system. Every year, more than 17 million people visit our 99 branches and
borrow more than 30 million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library,
visit our website at www.torontopubliclibrary.ca or call Answerline at

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Edward Karek, Communications
Officer (416) 397-5925, ekarek@torontopubliclibrary.ca

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