The Toronto Public Library has opened a brand new Fort York branch downtown on Fort York Blvd, and considering how many children are in the neighbourhood around Cityplace, a number growing every month, the library has wisely built a very robust children's program, headed by Children's Librarian Nalini Battu.
What you'll find: great children's book section, preschooler sized computer stations, comfy chairs, stools, reading and work areas, an amazing digital innovation lab completely open to the public (including 3D printing), and some great regular programming for kids.
We must add that if you're a work-at-home parent in need of an office-like escape, this space is great, and offers you accessibility to a whole host of digital softward that you may not have yourself.
There's a lot of construction outside, so the surrounding aren't as pretty as they will be soon, but development's moving fast in this downtown area and its a great location.
Programs include: Baby Time, Creative Kids, Summer Movie Afternoon, Puppet Shows, Creative Kids programs for older children teaching everything from app-making to green-screen movies, and similar classes for grown-ups who want the same experience.
Nalini's terrific and is really looking forward to getting to know local families and inviting them to make the new library part of their regular routine. Drop in and check them out! Nalini also does the library's social media, so feel free to tweet and say hello @TPLFortYork
Toronto Public Library, Fort York Branch
190 Fort York Blvd, Toronto ON Map & Hours here