Toronto by Library #27: Danforth/Coxwell Library

First thing this morning, Sage and I leave the house. Our plan is to go to an art store to pick up canvases and paint for her, and to get breakfast. The art store is right next to the Bus Terminal Diner. This restaurant has been around for decades and has a really nice retro decor with big cushy booths, a counter with round stools for those eating alone, and most importantly big greasy American breakfasts with bottomless cups of coffee. After that we’ll go across the street to the Danforth/Coxwell Library. Continue reading Toronto by Library #27: Danforth/Coxwell Library

Toronto by Library #26: Palmerston Library

Another weekend is here and I’m happy to find that our plans are already taking us to a library I haven’t yet visited as a part of this project. The Palmerston branch has something most libraries in Toronto lack: a theatre space located in the basement. Sage will be performing there later today. The library is in a part of the city called the Annex where we lived from 2013-2015. It is an interesting mix of quiet residential streets and a vibrant street life on Bloor street. Continue reading Toronto by Library #26: Palmerston Library

Toronto by Library #22: North York Central

This library is the second-largest public library in the city. The largest is the Toronto Reference Library but most of the books at that library can’t be checked out. So this has, for a long time, been my favourite library. That said, it’s been closed for renovations for some time and I’ve missed it. Even today, it’s not fully open. Only three of the seven floors are open. But I couldn’t wait to take a look. Continue reading Toronto by Library #22: North York Central