Toronto Public Library Seeks Community Input for New Scarborough Centre

TORONTO, Feb. 4 /CNW/ - Members of the public are invited to help shape the creation of Toronto Public Library's newest library, Scarborough Centre Branch, at a public consultation meeting on Wednesday, February 17, 2010, at the Scarborough Civic Centre. For those unable to attend, comment forms are available on the library website at

    Date:  Wednesday, February 17, 2010
    Time:  7 p.m.
    Place: Scarborough Civic Centre (Committee Rooms No. 1 and 2)
           150 Borough Drive (at the Scarborough Centre Subway Station)

"We're looking forward to hearing what the public has to say about its new library," said City Librarian Jane Pyper. "The Scarborough Centre Branch will be an important resource for this rapidly growing community, a bustling place where people can meet, learn, access information and resources, attend programs, take advantage of public computers and free wireless service."

Toronto Public Library has awarded the design of the new library to Phillip H. Carter, Architect in joint venture with Levitt Goodman Architects Ltd. Scheduled for completion in 2014, the new library will feature:

    -  A collection of 50,000 items for all ages.
    -  Bookable meeting rooms and quiet study space
    -  Designated zones for adults, teens and children
    -  Comfortable reading lounges
    -  An area for public art display
    -  A café
    -  Free access to high-speed wireless internet
    -  Express check-out and check-in
    -  An outdoor reading garden and public plaza

The new branch will animate the south side of the Scarborough Civic Centre.

Toronto Public Library is the world's largest urban public library system. Every year, more than 17.5 million people visit our 99 branches and borrow more than 31 million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library, visit our website at or call Answerline at 416-393-7131.

SOURCE Toronto Public Library

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