Building a central library at Pimisi Station: The location debate we didn't have - Ottawa - CBC News

By Joanne Chianello, CBC News Ottawa, February 2, 2017

Over the past weeks, the public discussion over where to build a new central library has concentrated on just two of the three short-listed sites released late last year, plus one red-herring argument over Confederation Park.

That Ottawa Public Library and city staff would defend their choice of the city-owned land at 557 Wellington St., which was approved at Tuesday night's marathon library board meeting, is no surprise. Nor is it a shock that many residents who currently use the main branch at Laurier Avenue and Metcalfe Street argue the library's preferred site is too far outside the city's core.

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