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January 17, 2003
Toronto Public Library's Bayview branch re-opens January 21
The Bayview Branch will re-open to its public on Tuesday, January 21 after a
six-month closure for renovation and relocation.

In its new location, the library features one-and-a-half times more space
(6,333 square feet), with a larger area devoted to collections and circulation
activities. Other improvements include the addition of a larger reading lounge
and storytelling area. The branch has been relocated and now faces the Sheppard
Avenue side of the Bayview Village Shopping Centre.

"Conveniently located near the new Sheppard subway (Bayview Station), this
already busy library, is bound to see a substantial increase in use," says City
Librarian Josephine Bryant. "To meet this demand, the new library will now
provide evening service until 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays."

Located at 2901 Bayview Ave., Bayview Branch is open on Tuesday and Wednesday
from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Councillor David Shiner will join City Librarian Josephine Bryant to officially
open the branch on Saturday, February 1 at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend
the official opening.

Toronto Public Library is North America's busiest public library system with 98
branches. Every week, over 300,000 people visit its branches and borrow more
than half a million items. For more information about the Toronto Public
Library, please call Answerline at 416-393-7131 or check out the library's
website at

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