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February 25, 2002
Public invited to first community consultation meeting for the Malvern Library building project
Toronto Public Library -- A public consultation meeting intended to provide an
opportunity for community involvement in plans for the Malvern Library building
project will be held on Thursday, March 7.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Malvern Library, 30
Sewells Rd. (Neilson and Sewells Road). Everyone is welcome.

The Malvern branch is part of the 98-branch Toronto Public Library, the largest
public library system in Canada. The Malvern branch has been an integral part
of the local community since it opened in 1982.

"The branch is situated in a community whose population has increased
significantly since its original opening," says City Librarian Josephine
Bryant. "This is an exciting project that gives us the opportunity to meet the
needs of this growing community, by providing space for adult and children's
literacy programs, an area for teens and quiet study space."

The Toronto Public Library has awarded the Malvern renovation project to
Phillip H. Carter -- Architect in joint venture with Kingsland + Architects
Inc. Details about the construction schedule will be announced later in 2002.

The work of architect Phillip Carter is well known to Toronto library users.
Carter designed the Barbara Frum Branch and the award-winning Lillian H. Smith
Branch. He has renovated numerous other branches including Centennial,
Wychwood, Main Street and Fairview.

Members of the public are invited to share their comments about the proposed
building project, either by going to the Malvern Library on March 7 or by
filling in a comment form available at the branch. The comment form is also
available on the library's Web site at

For further information, telephone 416-396-8969.

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