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occasional_papers:celebrating_stunning_canadian_urban_library_branches [2019/07/22 13:34]
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   * Ottawa (Beaverbrook branch)   * Ottawa (Beaverbrook branch)
   * Toronto (Scarborough Civic Centre branch)   * Toronto (Scarborough Civic Centre branch)
-  * Vaughan Civic Centre Resource Libraryand,+  * Vaughan Civic Centre Resource Library and,
   * Waterloo (John M. Harper branch).   * Waterloo (John M. Harper branch).
  
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 +Toronto (Scarborough Civic Centre branch)\\
  
 **<font inherit/​inherit;;#​FF0000;;​inherit>​Toronto Public Library, Scarborough Civic Centre branch</​font>​.** ​ The landmark Scarborough Civic Centre branch, a Chatelaine cool library,​((http://​www.chatelaine.com/​living/​coolest-libraries-in-canada/​)) ​  ​TPL’s 100<​sup>​th</​sup> ​  ​branch opened(( http://​urbantoronto.ca/​news/​2015/​05/​toronto-public-librarys-100th-branch-open-may-20th)) ​  in May 2015:(( https://​www.canadianarchitect.com/​architecture/​toronto-public-librarys-scarborough-civic-centre-branch-opens/​1003664889/​)) ​  an open concept, one-floor 14.5K SF facility costing $10.3M and designed by LGA Architectural Partners with Phillip H. Carter Architecture + Urban Planning, and Scott Torrence Landscape Architect. The design echoes the Scarborough bluffs and lake Ontario shoreline. It brings animation to a formerly underutilized public space in a high density diverse neighbourhood and includes a public plaza, a reading garden, an echo-friendly green roof and a walkway link to the Civic Centre. It features TPL’s third Digital Innovation Hub, a Kidstop Interactive Early Literacy Centre, all tables and stacks on wheels for maximum flexibility,​ high wooden ceilings and large welcoming floor-to-ceiling windows. The building has social and technological flexibility at its core. “There are basically no walls, just tree-like columns that everything can be arranged around depending on need.”(( http://​www.chatelaine.com/​living/​coolest-libraries-in-canada/​)) ​  This dynamic wood structure received an Ontario Woodwork Design Award in 2015, 2016 OLA Library Building Award (one of four) and the 2016 Ontario Association of Architects Design Excellence Award. **<font inherit/​inherit;;#​FF0000;;​inherit>​Toronto Public Library, Scarborough Civic Centre branch</​font>​.** ​ The landmark Scarborough Civic Centre branch, a Chatelaine cool library,​((http://​www.chatelaine.com/​living/​coolest-libraries-in-canada/​)) ​  ​TPL’s 100<​sup>​th</​sup> ​  ​branch opened(( http://​urbantoronto.ca/​news/​2015/​05/​toronto-public-librarys-100th-branch-open-may-20th)) ​  in May 2015:(( https://​www.canadianarchitect.com/​architecture/​toronto-public-librarys-scarborough-civic-centre-branch-opens/​1003664889/​)) ​  an open concept, one-floor 14.5K SF facility costing $10.3M and designed by LGA Architectural Partners with Phillip H. Carter Architecture + Urban Planning, and Scott Torrence Landscape Architect. The design echoes the Scarborough bluffs and lake Ontario shoreline. It brings animation to a formerly underutilized public space in a high density diverse neighbourhood and includes a public plaza, a reading garden, an echo-friendly green roof and a walkway link to the Civic Centre. It features TPL’s third Digital Innovation Hub, a Kidstop Interactive Early Literacy Centre, all tables and stacks on wheels for maximum flexibility,​ high wooden ceilings and large welcoming floor-to-ceiling windows. The building has social and technological flexibility at its core. “There are basically no walls, just tree-like columns that everything can be arranged around depending on need.”(( http://​www.chatelaine.com/​living/​coolest-libraries-in-canada/​)) ​  This dynamic wood structure received an Ontario Woodwork Design Award in 2015, 2016 OLA Library Building Award (one of four) and the 2016 Ontario Association of Architects Design Excellence Award.
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