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...

Toronto Public Library Announces Two New Senior Hires

April 21, 2016 | Media Relations

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Toronto Public Library (TPL) today announced the appointment of two new directors to its senior management team. Pam Ryan (pictured on left) is appointed to the role of Director, Service Development and Innovation and Moe Hosseini-Ara (pictured on right) will...

Toronto Public Library Board Continues to Seek Negotiated Settlement

April 15, 2016 | Media Relations

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The Toronto Public Library Board today received notification of a “No-Board” report as requested by the Toronto Public Library Workers’ Union CUPE Local 4948 and granted by the Ontario Ministry of Labour. Although the request for a "No Board" report...

City’s first musical instrument lending library shares the sound of music with Torontonians

April 7, 2016 | Media Relations

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Starting today, Torontonians will have access to the city’s first musical instrument library – the Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library. Sun Life Financial and the Toronto Public Library have created this innovative free program that will provide residents...

Toronto Public Library Invites Syrian Newcomers to Explore Toronto’s Arts and Cultural Venues for Free

April 5, 2016 | Media Relations

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To help welcome Syrian newcomers and their families to Toronto, Toronto Public Library invites our newest residents to explore Toronto’s cultural attractions and museums for free. The initiative, created especially for Syrian newcomers, is an extension of the library’s popular...

Call for Participation: Take Part in Culture Days at Toronto Public Library

April 1, 2016 | Media Relations

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I have presented activities at five library branches as a participant in Culture Days at the Library. In all cases I had fantastic co-operation from library staff and librarians. This enthusiastic support helped me to better engage with workshop participants...

Libraries Call on Multinational Publishers for Fair Ebook Pricing

March 29, 2016 | Media Relations

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Canadian Public Libraries for Fair Ebook Pricing continue to advocate for more reasonable prices and terms for ebooks from multinational publishers with an open letter to Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Macmillan Publishers, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster. Some...