Residents voice unanimous opposition to preferred central library site

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By Melissa Murray, Ottawa Community News, January 20, 2017 Residents don’t want to close the chapter on having the central library branch in Centretown. About 200 people, largely from the city’s five urban wards, packed Ottawa city council chambers on Jan. 18, for a public meeting to weigh in on library board staff’s preferred location for a new central branch at 557 Wellington St. in LeBreton Flats. (...)

The area between Bronson Avenue and Rideau Canal came out the clear favourite on all counts during the voting process. Participants ranked it the highest for accessibility, public transit access, its proximity to cultural and administrative centres, and best for vulnerable populations. On top of that, 93 per cent of people felt even if the LeBreton Flats location was ultimately chosen, that Centretown should still have a branch.

Of the library’s current location at Metcalfe and Laurier streets, Graham Saul, executive director of Ecology Ottawa, said, “It’s hard to imagine a better location.”
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