Exploring Toronto’s Neighbourhoods by Library

Latest entry: Amesbury Neighbourhood: Amesbury Park Library

We all get stuck in ruts: We go to the same restaurants, shop at the same stores, take the same routes to the same places. This project forces me out of those ruts, visiting 100 different parts of Toronto one by one using each of our city’s library branches as a jumping off point for adventures exploring the neighourhood.

Whether you live in Toronto or are about to visit it for the first time, you’ll enjoy reading and learning about the city. Each entry is filled with photos and descriptions of my experiences in the libraries as well as on the nearby streets, parks, shops, and restaurants. I’ve even taken this a step further and am visiting libraries in several cities outside of Canada when I travel from Cleveland to Jaipur. You can find all of the entries indexed here. Here are some photos selected from the entries I’ve already written.

After starting this project, I have realized that visiting libraries elsewhere in the world is just as interesting there as back home. Below are entries in which I’ve visited other libraries outside of Toronto.

After starting this project, I have realized that visiting libraries elsewhere in the world is just as interesting there as back home. Below are entries in which I’ve visited other libraries outside of Toronto.