Reevely: New central library spot would leave a void in Centretown
Ottawa Citizen

By David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen, December 16, 2016

Moving Ottawa’s main library to the edge of LeBreton Flats will open a big gap in downtown Ottawa, leaving no branch directly serving some of the city’s densest neighbourhoods.

Having a central library where the planners announced Thursday they want to put it, at the northwest corner of Bronson Avenue and Albert Street, isn’t a tragedy — a central library should be central, sure, but that spot is, and will be even more so once LeBreton Flats fills in. The particular piece of land the library staff have chosen comes with some challenges, such as being distinctly uphill from the nearest transit station, but centralness isn’t one of them.

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