Toronto Public Library, Perth-Dupont Branch.

Perth-Dupont Library Annual Book Sale

Perth-Dupont Library Annual Book Sale!

Saturday June 13, 9:30-2

Perth/Dupont Branch
1589 Dupont St Toronto, ON M6P 3S5

Meeting: 299 Campbell Ave. and Public Library

Meeting: Planning Application for 299 Campbell Ave.

Date: Monday May 26 2014
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Place:Casa da Madeira, 1621 Dupont St.

There is a discussion forum where you can post your questions and comments about this development HERE.

299 Campbell development & expansion of the Perth-Dupont Library


Date: November 5th, 2013
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Casa da Madeira,
1621 Dupont St. W.

This community meeting is an opportunity for residents to learn about the development at 299 Campbell Avenue. An important part of this project is the exciting potential to expand the Perth-Dupont Library. This meeting will provide updates on the project and gain important community feedback. Join me and local residents on November 5th as we review this new development and opportunities to expand this community library.

Perth-Dupont Library: 35th Anniversary

Carmen from the Toronto Public Library's Perth-Dupont branch at 1589 Dupont St. emailed to let us know that there's a 35th Anniversary Party for this branch on November 23-24.

Toronto Public Library Community Cornerstones
Perth/Dupont Branch
Serving the Junction Triangle for 35 Years

Join Us For Our 35th Anniversary

Friday November 23rd &
Saturday November 24th

  • Sign our guestbook
  • Check out our old photos
  • Yummy anniversary cake!

Perth/Dupont Branch
1589 Dupont St. Toronto ON M6P 3S5

First Annual Junction Triangle Halloween Pumpkin Sale

Perth/Dupont Library Expansion Project

Saturday, October 27, 2012
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Perth Square Park (Northeast Corner)
350 Perth Avenue

All Large Pumpkins, $10 each. If the deal was any better, it would be Christmas!

Proceeds in Support of Perth/Dupont Library Expansion Project

Library Book Sale

This Saturday, June 16, starting at 9:00am, our local Perth-Dupont library branch will be holding their annual used book sale.

It's always a popular event with excellent deals on used books, videos, etc., so be sure to check it out.

New/Renovated Library Pix: Give You Any Ideas?

Here are some recent photos of new or renovated branches of the TPL system. They give a good idea that libraries are still about books, but more importantly about social capital. Take a few seconds to scroll down them and think about what you might want to see at the expanded Perth Dupont Branch. If you have not filled out the survey then now is the time. All photos were taken by: Photographer: Stephen Evans (except the Jane Shepard and S. Walter Stewart which were taken by TPL staff).

DIGIN Meeting: Library Worksop

Download a PDF copy of this meeting flyer here.

Library Workshop

Wednesday 15 February 2012 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Wallace Emerson Community Centre’s Abrigo Room, 1260 Dufferin just south of Dupont

Perth Dupont Library: Original Location !

The Perth Dupont Library was Toronto's first "storefront library" opening on November 9 1977. Interesting that even at the original corner of Perth and Dupont the size was an issue. Does this sound familiar: "programming is still a problem because of the limited amount of space". With the expansion project we have the chance to lick this for once and for all. If anybody knows who the first patron was and how we can contact him please let us know.

Perth School Playground, and Public Library Expansion

The Villager / Inside Toronto has an article that touches upon two major community-lead projects in the Junction Triangle: The Junction Triangle Library Project, and the Perth Avenue Public School Playground Revitalization Project.

You can read the article online here.

Some quotes:

Perth Avenue Junior Public School's yard is a bare patch of asphalt, but if Junction Triangle resident Allison Grey's New Year's resolution comes true it'll be well on its way to becoming an urban oasis for sports, agriculture and outdoor learning.
She is just one of many community activists who is looking ahead to January and beyond to build on initiatives they spearheaded in 2010.

Grey, who has lived in the neighbourhood for a decade, was instrumental in launching the Perth Avenue Public School Playground Revitalization Project. She credits Perth P.S. Principal Janice Robinson for inspiring her to kick-start the redevelopment of the yard. Its sorry state has stopped some area parents from enrolling their children in the elementary school on Ruskin Avenue, said Grey.

"We'd love to do a whole big soccer pitch with a track around it, but it'll likely cost thousands of dollars," she said.

The aim is to start with smaller, less costly projects. Already, Robinson has erected two new hockey nets and has plans to purchase other equipment, such as basketball hoops. There are ideas circulating for some artwork like a mural, added Grey.

Meanwhile, Grey's neighbour, Kevin Putnam, the co-founder of the Junction Triangle Library Expansion Committee, is eager to continue efforts to grow the beloved Perth/Dupont branch, one of the smallest in the city.

At a Nov. 22 meeting, Bailao announced a $1.2 million injection of funds toward the project, which includes encouraging local residents to fill out an online survey called 'The 100 Day Survey.' They can do so until the end of February. Its purpose is to gather as much input from as many people as possible. A report outlining the results of the survey and a public consultation process will be submitted to the Toronto Public Library Association before it is released to the public at the end of March, said Putnam, with fundraising to follow.

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