Toronto Public Library to Revitalize Northern District

Branch Closes for Renovations July 3; Reopens in Fall

TORONTO, June 22 /CNW/ - Northern District Branch (Ward 16, Eglinton-Lawrence) will close temporarily at the end of the day on Saturday, July 3, 2010, reopening in the fall, for renovations. During the closure period, the community tenant offices and meeting rooms will not be affected and meeting rooms will remain available for booking.

Until the branch renovations are completed, customers can return library materials to any Toronto Public Library branch. Customers can visit one of several nearby branches (Deer Park, Forest Hill, Locke and Mount Pleasant), and pick up holds at Locke Branch. Fall Sunday service will be available at the Deer Park location, until Northern District re-opens.

Northern District Branch opened in 1975 and has had no major structural renovation. The architect for the retrofit is Ken Fukushima Architecture. Features of the revitalization and renovations include:

    -  New interior entrance doors
    -  Express check-in and express check-out
    -  An expanded computer learning centre
    -  New seating and lounge areas
    -  An urban living room and café
    -  A teen zone and older adult area, and a newly located children's area
    -  Accessible public washrooms
    -  Quiet study areas and new shelving
    -  New furnishings, flooring and painting
    -  An easily accessible program room on the main floor.

Toronto Public Library is the world's busiest 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

For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Anne Marie Aikins, Manager, Corporate Communications, (416) 393-7212,

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