June 2016 Board Meeting Highlights

June 30, 2016 | Media Relations

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The Toronto Public Library (TPL) Board met on June 27, 2016 at the Toronto Reference Library. Key topics discussed include: Capital Budget and Plan Submission The Board approved the 2017-2026 capital budget plan and submission (PDF). The funding request of...

More Library Branches to Open On Sundays

June 20, 2016 | Media Relations

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Toronto Public Library (TPL) is very pleased to announce that more branches will be open on Sundays in response to customer demand and the TPL Board’s vision for more open hours. Effective July 3, 2016, year-round Sunday service will begin...

Toronto Public Library Selects Summer’s Top 10 Reads for Teens

June 16, 2016 | Media Relations

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Toronto-based list is part of annual TPL Teens Summer Edition program With summer just around the corner, youth librarians at Toronto Public Library have picked their 2016 Top 10 Reads for Teens. The list features well-known and emerging local authors...

Toronto Public Library, Mayor Tory and Google Canada Announce Wi-Fi Hotspot Lending Program

June 15, 2016 | Media Relations

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Mayor John Tory, Toronto Public Library (TPL) and Google Canada today announced an innovative wi-fi hotspot lending library program that will give Torontonians free Internet at home. The pilot program has started in six TPL branches: Albion, Cedarbrae, Evelyn Gregory,...

Mayor John Tory, Toronto Public Library and Google Canada to Make an Announcement

June 14, 2016 | Media Relations

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Mayor John Tory, Toronto Public Library and Google Canada will make an announcement about more access to the Internet for residents living in neighbourhood improvement areas. Where: Thorncliffe branch, 48 Thorncliffe Park Drive Closest major intersection: Millwood Road and Overlea...

Toronto Public Library Announces New Senior Hire

June 7, 2016 | Media Relations

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Alex Hocevar will join TPL in the role of Director, Digital Services and Emerging Technologies Toronto Public Library (TPL) today announced the appointment of Alex Hocevar to the role of Director, Digital Services and Emerging Technologies. Alex has held a...

Toronto Public Library Announces New Manager of Cultural and Special Events Programming

May 12, 2016 | Media Relations

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Toronto Public Library is pleased to announce that Gregory McCormick (pictured above) will be joining the organization as Manager of Cultural and Special Events Programming next month. Gregory comes to the Library from Montreal, where he served as Director of...

New Collective Agreement Ratified

The Toronto Public Library Board today announced that the recently negotiated four-year collective agreement between the Board and the Toronto Public Library Workers CUPE Local 4948 has been ratified by both parties. The new collective agreement is fair and reasonable...

Tentative Agreement Reached

All Library Branches Open Today We are pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached between the Toronto Public Library Board and the Toronto Public Library Workers Union Local 4948. All library branches are open today and operating...

Toronto Public Library Working Towards New Collective Agreement

April 29, 2016 | Media Relations

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The Toronto Public Library Board continues to bargain with the Toronto Public Library Workers’ Union Local 4948 to reach a collective agreement. A “No Board” report was issued on April 25, 2016 and library workers will be in a legal...