Brampton considering investing in more libraries throughout city

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Published December 3, 2021 at 4:08 pm

The Brampton Library is urging City Council to approve their Master Plan, which involves increasing library space in Flower City.

Brampton ranks last among Canada’s largest cities when it comes to library space—Brampton currently has 0.29 square-feet per person, a little more than half the average, which is 0.46 square-feet.

Additionally, many Ontario library systems have a target of 0.6 square-feet per person.

As a result, Brampton Library is proposing expanding their space and adding a facility downtown, which would result in closing the Four Corners location, as well as opening a District Branch in Embleton (and closing Southwest).

Further, the proposal includes the addition of a new District Branch in Heritage Heights, in the northwest region of the city.

The proposal also includes the addition of smaller branches on the CAA Lands, Uptown Core (Shoppers World), Queen and Rutherford in East Brampton, and northern Heritage Heights.

Moreover, Brampton Library is requesting the City invest in renovating South Fletcher’s Branch, as well as the expansion of the Makerspace at Chinguacousy; adding a new Makerspaces at Cyril Clark and Mount Pleasant Village; and accessibility audits for all branches, as well as updated furniture at selected branches, including greater access to power outlets.

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