Architizer Recognizes Fort York Branch Library In Roundup of Canada’s Best Designed Libraries
June 8th, 2022
Architizer contributing writer Nidhi Upadhyaya examines the architecture behind Canada’s most beautiful libraries in a story highlighting Fort York Branch Library, completed by KPMB in 2014. The building sits on what was once the original forested shoreline of Lake Ontario at the mouth of Garrison Creek. The library building is designed to allow pedestrian access from Fort York Boulevard to the south, to the future park to the north.
“Libraries now serve as the nexus of a variety of services such as computer access, book clubs, meeting or study spaces, children’s activities, author events, and so on. They are a refuge for those seeking to learn,” writes Nidhi Upadhyaya.
The article highlights the influence of Canadian art and literature at Fort York Library noting how a drawing by artist Charles Pachter, is recreated on the metal fins on the western side using perforations and Margaret Atwood’s poems are displayed on the library’s facade.