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Old Posted Jun 18, 2020, 2:09 PM
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Donalda-Charron Library set to open this fall in Gatineau's Plateau district. Named for the first female union president in Canada (1919-1924).


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An Indigenous Blessing Ceremony was preformed at the site of the future Ottawa Ottawa Public Library-Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility.


https://twitter.com/opl_bpo/status/1314341061779693568


https://twitter.com/BiblioArchives/s...09808690991104


https://twitter.com/ottawacity/statu...02112680026116

Preparatory work will begin next week.
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Additional funding has been earmarked for the joint Ottawa Public Library - Library and Archives Canada facility at LeBreton Flats to make it a net-zero facility.

The new funding will allow for:
  • upgrades to the building’s envelope and insulation;
  • triple-glazed windows;
  • solar panels on the rooftop and embedded in the facade;
  • additional sustainable materials; and
  • an indoor green wall.

The new central library is set to open in late 2024-2025.


Green roof with solar panels

https://www.canada.ca/en/library-arc...er-future.html
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I really like libraries and books. The photos are just wonderful. I have chosen this library as the subject of my research and am looking for information about it.
I studied in this library and in one of the articles I saw the Paperrater service and read a review about it. In my opinion, it is suitable for specific tasks, but not too good to give it a high grade. Then I saw an article with good recommendations about https://essayservicescanner.com/paperrater-review/ and I also liked it because you can read the review right away and choose a convenient service for yourself. Thanks to this library, I now have a lot of good new knowledge and positive emotions.

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Not an architectural masterpiece, but a practical solution. It seems to have been well done.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Public_Library
It was an exceptional good idea and a rather ballsy one too because at the time there was no precedent for it anywhere in the country.

It really did kill 2 birds with one stone................the city got a new downtown library at a fraction of the cost of building a new one and saved a huge downtown shopping mall from becoming an empty shell and blight on the urban landscape.

It isn't eye catching but was an excellent urban planning decision and has been emulated in other cities as a way to renew their main downtown shopping malls into an entirely new function. For Canada it was a trail blazing decision and one that that has been emulated across the country and indeed North America.

When Wellington Square {which became the Eaton Centre/Galleria} opened in the early 1960s it was the first downtown mall in North America and 40 years later, London also showed how the the downtown mall can be transformed into a new centre that reflected our changing downtowns.
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