Library Board Meeting - October 22, 2019

Toronto Public Library Board - Meeting No. 8:

Meeting No. 8: Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Toronto Reference Library, Boardroom, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto

Land Acknowledgement Statement

Toronto Reference Library is on Indigenous land. This is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (also known as the Six Nations Confederacy), the Wendat, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. Toronto Public Library gratefully acknowledges these Indigenous nations for their guardianship of this land. We'd also like to remind and reaffirm, as Torontonians and Canadians, our accountability to these Indigenous nations, and to all Indigenous peoples and communities living in Toronto.

This land is also part of the Dish with One Spoon territory, a treaty between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (also known as the Six Nations Confederacy), the Anishinaabek and allied nations, to peaceably share and care for this land, its waters, and all of the biodiversity in the Great Lakes region. All those who come to live and work here are responsible for honouring this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship, and respect.

Consolidated Board Document Package Revised (PDF) (21 MB)


Agenda and Reports

  1. Call to Order
  2. Declarations of Conflicts of Interest
  3. Approval of Consent Agenda
  4. Confirmation of September 23, 2019 Toronto Public Library Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  5. Confirmation of September 23, 2019 Toronto Public Library Board Closed Meeting Minutes
  6. Approval of Consent Agenda Items
    All Consent Agenda Items (*) are considered to be routine and are recommended for approval by the Chair. They may be enacted in one motion or any item may be held for discussion.
  7. Business Arising from the Minutes
  8. *City Librarian's Report
  9. Communications (PDF)
  10. Presentations
    • Olivia Nuamah, Executive Director and Christin Milloy, Board Member, Pride Toronto
    • Jane Schmidt
    • David Morris, Board Chair and Pam Hrick, Board Member, The 519
    • Patience Newbury
    • Thane Tweyman
    • Rosemary Frei

    2020-2029 Capital Budget and Plan – Revised

    • Derek Moran

Items for Information:

  1. a. Community Space Rental at Palmerston Branch (PDF)
  2. TPL Board Education - Access to eContent for Public Libraries - Update (PDF)
  3. Notice of Amendment - Toronto Public Library Board Procedural By-law (PDF)
  4. TPL Design-Forward Thinking Branch Capital Projects - Verbal (PDF)
  5. Google IT Support Professional Certificate - Verbal
  6. 2020 Operating Budget - Update (PDF)
  7. *Toronto Public Library Board - 2020 Proposed Meetings and Locations Schedule (PDF)
  8. *Board Resolutions - Status Report (PDF)

Items for Action:

  1. 2020-2029 Capital Budget and Plan - Revised (PDF)
  2. Janitorial Services Contract Extension (PDF)
  3. *Biblio Bash at the Toronto Reference Library - Thursday, April 23, 2020 (PDF)
  4. *Holiday Closures 2020 and January 2021 (PDF)
  5. Adjournment

About Board Meetings

Closed Meeting Requirements:
If the Toronto Public Library Board wants to meet in closed session (privately), a member of the Board must make a motion to do so and give the reason why the Board has to meet privately (Public Libraries Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.44, s. 16.1).

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