Friday, July 8, 2016

Reference Library

This is the Toronto Reference Library which is the largest public reference library in Canada. It was built on Yonge St in 1977 and designed by architect Raymond Moriyama. Most of the collection of books is non-circulating and the library also has special collections and gallery and event spaces! It was renovated in 2012 when that glassed in cube was added at the entrance.

12 comments:

Lowell said...

Very impressive building and I love the entrance! I'm a little worried, though, as to how long such libraries will stay in existence what with the information and ease of accessing it on the Internet.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I think people still enjoy the walk in libraries. It is a beautiful building. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Sharon Anck said...

I agree with Lowell, this is a very impressive looking building. I like the look of it.

Tom said...

A valued community resource.

William Kendall said...

I have been in there once. I liked the look of it, though I didn't know it was one of his. He also designed the Ontario Science Centre, Science North up in Sudbury, and the War Museum here in Ottawa.

bill burke said...

An impressive building that hopefully still has a strong community presence.

Cloudia said...

I like that, a non boring modern building!

Revrunner said...

So this definitely isn't the micro-library in my neighborhood. Of course, I don't really know if it's a "circulating" collection or not. You'd think so, wouldn't you? I mean, it's a different collection each time I pass by.

Taken For Granted said...

New Public Libraries can have impressive buildings like this one in your photo. Well photographed.

Jack said...

Nice! A fine blend of materials and forms. The entrance cube fits the building perfectly.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The 2012 addition works so well Pat, thank heavens for libraries!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I'm sure I've been there! I grew up at Yonge and Walker Ave, Summerhill Stn!