Thinking outside the book

In the March/April 2017 edition of Urbanland Magazine, the Scarborough Civic Centre library was recognized as one of the top 10 public libraries worldwide for improving links to the community while enhancing the pedestrian realm.

A collaborative design by three top Toronto architectural firms, the 100th branch of the Toronto Public Library opened its doors in 2015 after much anticipation by the community.  The wait was well worth it.  The design consists of 4 long, horizontal units each topped with a vegetated roof.  Clerestory windows provide views of the ornamental plantings, and expansive glazing and high ceilings stream in the daylight.  Connected to the civic centre by a new walkway, the library is a welcomed addition to this diversified community.

We are excited to see one of our city’s unique architectural gems being recognized alongside its counterparts worldwide.  For more information on the library, click here


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