Ted Yao

New Toronto Public Library, 110 Eleventh St

8 x 10, felt tipped marker

Ward 6 Etobicoke-Lakeshore
Councillor Mark Grimes

New Toronto Public Library, 110 Eleventh St

Did you know that each library has a "history" page on torontopubliclibrary.ca? Here are some facts I learned:

Although there has been a New Toronto Public Library since 1923, we owe a great debt to Ina M. Keesee, secretary-treasurer of the Library Board, and also regent of the Lakeshore Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire fundraised about half the cost of the original building on this sitein 1952, with the Town of New Toronto contributing the remainder. In 1994, Ms. Keesee's building was torn down and the present building erected. The firm of Moffat Kinoshita, architects, designed this beautiful building with the striking orange arcs on the ceiling. In 2014, the building won an architectural award. This is a winter day, where the deep shadows of the waning light and perhaps the spirit of Ms. Keesee can help the patrons think about solutions to the problems they came to the library to try to solve.