By Haley Ritchie, Ottawa Metro News, February 8, 2017
Ottawa City Council has made its final choice for the new central library's location, approving the site at LeBreton flats, with one dissenting vote and one abstaining.
Wednesday’s decision will mean city staff will begin the process of selling off the current branch of the library, at Laurier and Metcalfe. Money from the sale will help fund the $168-million project.Coun. Tim Tierney, chair of the library board, ended the meeting on a victorious note.
“After 20 years of dithering, we finally have a solid, workable plan, the support of our mayor and the unparalleled opportunity to partner with Library and Archives Canada,” he said. “What I’ve been hearing form the people is ‘get on with it’ and we want to see what this library could look like in the future.”http://www.metronews.ca/news/ottawa/2017/02/08/final-location-chosen-for-new-central-library.html