/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - New Albion Library Branch Opens Today!/

TORONTO, June 2, 2017 /CNW/ - Toronto Public Library is thrilled to announce that the new Albion branch (1515 Albion Road, Albion Road/Kipling Avenue) is opening Monday June 5th at 3:30 pm.

Everyone is invited to attend the official day celebrations. The formal program begins at 3:30pm. There will be branch tours and entertainment until closing at 8:30 pm.

Located in the heart of Rexdale, Albion branch is one of Toronto's most well-used public libraries. During an extensive series of consultations, community members recognized that the former library building was no longer fit for purpose, but were concerned about the closure that would be required to undertake a renovation.

In response, TPL built the new library on the adjacent parking lot, and the original building remained open and operational right up to May 2017. Once the new library opens, the original building will be replaced with a landscaped parking lot that doubles as a public space and market square.

Here are the top 10 features to check out at Albion branch.

TPL worked with architectural firm Perkins + Will Canada on the new library.

Toronto Public Library

Toronto Public Library is the busiest urban public library system in the world. Last year, we had 18 million visits to our branches and 34 million virtual visits. We empower Torontonians to thrive in the digital age and global knowledge economy. With expanded access to technology, lifelong learning, and diverse cultural and leisure experiences, Torontonians have increased opportunities for growth and success, and stronger connections to each other and to their communities. To learn more, visit tpl.ca, call Answerline at 416-393-7131 or follow us on Twitter @torontolibrary.

SOURCE Toronto Public Library

For further information: Media Contact: Sumaiya Ahmed, Toronto Public Library, media@torontopubliclibrary.ca, 416-393-7181

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