Library Board Meeting - February 27, 2023

Toronto Public Library Board - Meeting No. 3

Monday, February 27, 2023, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Via Webex and Teleconference only due to forecasted inclement weather.

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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.

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 given the reason why the Board has to meet privately (Public Libraries Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.44, s. 16.1).



  1. Call to Order
  2. Election of Chair of the Board (PDF)
  3. Election of Vice Chair of the Board
  4. Selection of Committee Members, Board Representatives and Association Members – 2023 (PDF)
  5. Declarations of Conflicts of Interest
  6. Approval of Agenda
  7. Confirmation of the January 23, 2023 Toronto Public Library Board Meeting Minutes (PDF)
  8. 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.
  9. Business Arising from the Minutes
  10. *City Librarian’s Report
  11. *Communications (PDF)
  12. Presentations
  13. TPL Board Education – Review of Key Sections of the Municipal Conflicts of Interest Act (PDF)
    Rosa Stall, Solicitor, Legal Services Division, City of Toronto

Items for Action:

  1. 2023 Operating Budget – Adoption (PDF)
  2. 2023- 2032 Capital Budget and Plan – Adoption (PDF)
  3. 2022 Capital Budget Adjustment (PDF)
  4. *Toronto Public Library Board – 2023 Meeting Dates Schedule (PDF)

Items for Information:

  1. 2023 Fundraising Initiatives and 2022 Fundraising Update (PDF)
  2. Operating Budget Monitoring Report – December 31, 2022 (PDF)
  3. Capital Budget Monitoring Report – December 31, 2022 (PDF)
  4. *Toronto Public Library Board Members – Expenses Paid for 2022 (PDF)
  5. *Board Resolutions-Status Report (PDF)


  1. Adjournment