Cedarbrae District Library

Project Name

Cedarbrae District Library


Toronto Public Library

Prime Consultant

Makrimichalos-Cugini Architects


The 32,000sf renovation to the existing Cedarbrae Library included a 4,000sf addition and making this facility fully accessible. The newly created spaces included updated washroom facilities, library book storage areas, adult, teen and children lounge areas, work rooms, quiet study areas, new entry vestibule and entry hall. A 2-storey glazed wall system along the full extent of the north and west building facades creates striking visual identity to attract the community at large. New energy efficient systems maximized the use of natural sunlight.

Special features of this renovation and addition was the use of a mass timber system that included engineering for connections of timber framing, beams, columns and trusses. Installation of exposed glulam, decking and new skylights allowed for natural light and a more modern and inviting feel to the new spaces.

This project was phased to allow for ongoing operations of this busy library.

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