ARCHITECTURE / Libraries / Lillian H. Smith

Lillian H. Smith Public Library . 1993

This is a specialized Library on College Street in Toronto is designed to house and protect the rare book collections of Toronto Public Library, namely the Osborne, Lillian Smith and Canadiana Collections of Children’s Literature, the Judith Merrill Collections of Speculative Fiction and the Bagshaw Collection of Children’s Resource Material.  As well, the building houses a community branch library of 20,000 sq.ft. and 10,000 sq.ft. of community rooms and community facilities.  This complicated program was housed on a very confined site (100' x 100') and was designed with a community group client numbering 45 members.  The building responds to the various concerns of its stakeholders.  The Library has become a landmark in the community and a flagship for Toronto Public Library.


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