Library protection group formed

As Toronto considers its options to deal with a budget shortfall, a group has formed to protect Toronto’s public libraries. Doug Ford, the mayor’s brother, quipped that his riding has more libraries than Tim Horton’s (as if that were a bad thing), and a consultant’s report said today that money could be saved by shortening hours, consolidating resources, and closing branches.

Several readers have sent along a link to the group opposing these changes.

Weston’s Public Library is a fixture of the community, and has been for  180 years. It was first formed in 1830, and became a public library in 1885. Weston seems to have had one of the first public libraries in Toronto. It has been at its current location at the corner of King and Weston Rd since 1915.

 

 

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Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.

3 thoughts on “Library protection group formed”

  1. Actually Ward 2 has three times as many Tim Horton’s as Libraries. I’ve learned to never trust any numbers that come from a Ford.

  2. Rob Ford has now placed Toronto`s treasured Public Libraries on the “gravy train.” This man has no pride or dignity when treating valued institutions that are envied around the world.
    All of Toronto needs to rise up and kick this overweight clown out of our city for even attempting to privatize/sell-off/close down our libraries

  3. I can’t understand how you can buy $1.25 BILLION dollars worth of streetcars and then complain that you are $750 MILLION short on your budget. Even though the Federal and Provincial govts kick in most of the money, the City still has to pony up something towards the purchase of streetcars.

    I think that the Mayor has to look at everything when it comes to cutting the deficit, but they have to be reasonable with the scalpel, and definitely not use a machete.

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