Daniel Rotsztain Appointed to Toronto Public Library Board

April 27, 2018 | Media Relations

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We are pleased to announce Daniel Rotsztain's appointment to the Toronto Public Library Board as a citizen member. He will attend his first Board meeting on Monday, April 30 at Albion Branch. Rotsztain may already be familiar to library customers as the author and illustrator of All the Libraries Toronto, a colouring book featuring drawings of all 100 branches and two bookmobiles of Toronto Public Library.

Daniel Rotsztain  All the Libraries Toronto by Daniel Rotsztain

Known as The Urban Geographer, Rotsztain is an artist, writer and cartographer whose work explores our relationship to the places we inhabit. Through walking tours, interactive installations and giant maps, his work seeks to elevate the status of everyday geography. In addition to All the Libraries Toronto, Rotsztain is the author and illustrator of "A Colourful History Toronto", and his work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Spacing Magazine and Now Magazine.​

We asked Rotsztain to tell us what he is most looking forward to as he begins his term, and about his favourite aspect of Toronto Public Library:

"As an outside observer, I attempted to understand how TPL delivers flexible programming to all its branches while maintaining, renovating and rebuilding them, all while expanding the system. Now that I'm part of the Board, I look forward to understanding the intricacies of how TPL operates!

"My favourite thing about TPL is that there are 100 branches spread throughout every corner of the city, with unique architecture, programs and collections that express the diverse needs of Toronto."

There is one additional vacancy for a citizen member on the Board, and we will be announcing this appointment in the near future.​