Community Ideas Help Shape Our New Junction Triangle Library

Community Ideas Help Shape Our New Junction Triangle Library

I have been working hard with our community and the the Junction Triangle Library Expansion Committee since 2011 to expand and improve library services in our community. As a result of our tireless efforts, we secured a brand new 10,000 sq. ft. Toronto Public Library branch that will be built in our community at the corner of Campbell Ave and Dupont St as part of the 299 Campbell Ave development. This new branch will relocate and significantly expand our small, but well-loved Perth/Dupont Toronto Public Library Branch.

Earlier this January, Toronto Public Library held its first community meeting to determine the design and programming of this new library with ideas from local residents. Over 50 residents came out on a cold January night to learn more, provide their input and ask questions.

It was exciting to see so many engaged people who want to shape the future of our new library in our community. Residents brought forward lots of ideas and suggestions ranging from innovation, technology, programming for all ages, children’s spaces, seniors activities, expanded meeting rooms, more books, and so much more!

The community also thought that the design of the branch should also reflect the rich history of our community. I share that view and believe it is extremely important that the library reflects the makeup of our proud heritage. There was a lot of excitement at the meeting for what this new library branch could mean for our community and I believe it is a strong symbol of what we have accomplished together to make our community a better place for everyone. You can review the slide deck from the presentation by clicking here.

There will be focus groups and additional meetings to obtain more feedback on what the new library should do in our community and I look forward to keeping you updated throughout the process. If you have any ideas on the programming that you would like to see, please contact my office at 416-392-7012 or by e-mail at councillor_bailao@toronto.ca

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