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.