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Save the date!!!

February 15, 2013 | Moonlight | Comments (1)

We are almost ready!

A few days ago, we showed you pictures that were orderly and tidy but a bit empty. Now we messed things up a bit but we have the collections, computers and the staff back in the branch!

Children’s materials are on the shelves in the lower level.

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On the ground level, adult and teen collections are already in place.

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Many new computers are on and almost ready as well

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We still have boxes to unpack and a million things to tidy up

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…  but the big news is…

Mount Dennis Branch will open

on Monday, March 11th at noon…

just in time for the fabulous March Break at the new and beautiful building.

Join us for an entire day of celebration!

More details will be coming soon.

 

Almost there!

February 4, 2013 | Moonlight | Comments (0)

 Things have been moving on quite fast. See the transformation!

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Future teen area with sitting booths

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Lots of furniture installed at the ground level, including a large computer table and shelving units for DVDs and CDs.

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The main open staircase leads to the children’s lower level

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Silver shelving throughout the branch with wood finishes is light and airy

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Children’s shelving is conveniently low

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Lots of surprises in the KidsStop (an interactive early literacy centre) seen at the back of this photo

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With scaffolding gone, the front of the building looks almost ready!

 

Mount Dennis Reno update!

January 21, 2013 | Moonlight | Comments (0)

Time to share with you once again more interior pictures of the branch.

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These nice desks, finished in white corian are situated close to the front entrance and  will house the Express check out stations.

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Mosaics on the columns and some walls add drama and color to the interior

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When seen from the lower level, the columns with mosaics are quite  impressive.

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In the reading garden cedar panels have been installed on the side wall.

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Lots of pieces of equipment  and furniture keep coming to the building now. Lots of unpacking ahead but we are getting closer to the finish line.

More updates soon..

Enjoy!

'Tis November! What's new at Mount Dennis?

November 12, 2012 | Moonlight | Comments (1)

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Street view from the ground level space that will be a browsery area.

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Still at the front window but looking in the opposite direction.

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With the cover recently removed one can have a glimpse down the new stairway to the lower level. Notice the touch of color at the back wall. Looking good!

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Another look at the stairwell from the back of the  ground level. Quite a sight..

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Kitchen cabinets are already in place and for those of you who were fond of their brick wall, we have preserved the original brick arch in the staff lunch room. How 'bout that!

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Man oh man, am I starting to look good with my new spotlights and polished concrete floors in the adult area.

More to come...

Mount Dennis - Coming along!

October 9, 2012 | Moonlight | Comments (1)

We are pleased to share more pictures  from the Mount Dennis branch site:

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As you  can see on the two pictures above drywall has been installed on the walls, columns and the ceiling. Now it’s completed in about  in 80% of the interior.

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Lot’s of electrical work has been also completed. 

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Quiet study room on the main floor has been enclosed with a glass wall.

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Two other quiet study rooms are planned in the lower level and they are also glass paneled.

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Now, the new painting phase just started and will go on for a while as it’s a lot to paint!

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In this future program room in the lower level the contractors, the architect and TPL staff  meet regularly to monitor work progress.

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The familiar faces on the elevator door still  there, but seem to enjoy what is yet to come!!

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And the best for last! The two pictures above show the attractive exterior panels on the front wall of the library…

We will bring you more pictures and news as available.

 

Mount Dennis - More renovation updates

August 2, 2012 | Moonlight | Comments (0)

Let there be light!

In this latest report from the Mount Dennis branch renovation site we bring you lots of light coming from the new windows installed all around the building. These pictures were taken in July 2012.

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View of the outside  West wall with the new windows

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Look inside the foyer from the street

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The West wall with the stained brick adding a touch of vibrant colour

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North  side wall of the library with the stained bricks

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More of same  North  path leading to the parking lot with the new windows and the stained walls

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Inside view of the West wall with lots of light  coming from the front windows. This will be the branch new living room

 

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The steel frames have been put in place in the lower level to separate the children’s room from the program room. This will be a full glass wall.

Contractors will be starting to put up the interior drywall in the next week.

 More updates and pictures will be coming soon...



Mount Dennis - Renovation Progress

June 9, 2012 | Moonlight | Comments (1)


We would like to share a few more pictures from the Mount Dennis branch renovation to update you on the progress. These pictures were taken at the end of May.

 

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This is what has been uncovered on the south wall of the upper level of the branch. Just discard the piles of bricks and imagine a future "living room" area with a cosy fireplace.

 

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On the same wall as the fireplace, the south wall,  two large openings were created for windows to the planned  reading garden. A separate door will lead there.

 

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This will be Mount Dennis reading garden, a future small oasis of peace for the outdoor reading pleasures.

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Here you see the lower level of the building. With the removal of side corridors and small rooms this became a really large space.

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Do you remember this? One of the last glimpses at the old Mount Dennis branch interior.

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The steel frame is almost complete and now they are doing major work on the roof.
 
Hope you enjoyed these pictures.
We will post more  soon!
 

Renovation progress

April 16, 2012 | Moonlight | Comments (0)

In the past few months a lot has happened inside and outside the Mount Dennis branch building.

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View of the steel structure above the entrance. Picture taken in April 2012.

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View from the upper floor to the children's area. April 2012.

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View of the emergency exit from the children's department. April 2012.


 

Winter Preschool Time

January 31, 2012 | Moonlight | Comments (0)

Winter Preschool Time

(for children aged 3-5 years)

Favourite stories, finger plays, songs and verse for

children with parents and caregivers.

 

Program by Mount Dennis Branch staff for

the Mount Dennis community during

the branch closure.

 

Mondays,

February 27- April 2, 2012 (excluding March 12)

4:00 p.m.

 

For information or to register call 416-394-1016

 

Location:

The Learning Enrichment Foundation

1267 Weston Road

(Weston Road and Ray Avenue)

Download Mount Dennis Perschool time flyer  

Mount Dennis Renovation Blog

January 30, 2012 | Amber | Comments (1)

Look for a new and improved Mount Dennis Branch opening in 2013!

The Mount Dennis Branch has been a valued part of your community for 60 years. A major renovation and revitalization began in November 2011.
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Architectural rendering: G. Bruce Stratton Archictects, Inc.

Mount Dennis Branch Alternative Services

During Mount Dennis Branch renovation, customers can return library materials to any Toronto Public Library branch.

Pick up holds at:

Other nearby branches:

Other alternative services:

Visit the Toronto Public Library Bookmobile in the parking lot of the Royal Canadian Legion on Thursday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Mount Dennis MAP passes will circulate out of Weston Branch.

Watch for ongoing library programs in the Mount Dennis community provided by library staff during the renovation.

For more library information, call Answerline at 416-393-7131.

 

Mount Dennis Renovation Progress

For those of you who are interested in the progress of Mount Dennis branch renovation we have the first set of photographs and information to share.

By mid January 90% of the demolition was completed. The front roof and corresponding structure have been removed.

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This is the view of the North wall from the street towards the parking lot.

Jan 16, 2012 south wall view to reading garden
This is the view of the South wall from the back of the building. This space will be transformed into the reading garden.

Jan 16, 2012 main floor demoliution
On the main floor, the opening in the ground floor slab has been cut for the main staircase.

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All inside walls have been removed. This is the view of the lower level.

If you are interested to follow the progress of the renovation, check out this blog once in a while. We will keep you up to date with major steps in the process.



 

 

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