Bridlewood Branch Renovation

Front of future Bridlewood Branch facing Warden Ave, with outdoor reading garden to the right and vertical solar panels incorporated into the wall canopy design.

Image credit: Courtesy of Ken Fukushima Architecture and Main Street Architecture

About the Relocation

As one of the top most visited branches in the system, Bridlewood Branch library will expand from 7,500 sq. ft. to approximately 20,000 sq. ft. The new street-facing location will occupy the front portion of the mall space vacated by Price Chopper.

Size of future expansion in comparison to the current Bridlewood Branch.

Image credit: Courtesy of Ken Fukushima Architecture and Main Street Architecture

The current branch location will remain open during construction of the new site.

The renovation of the branch will include:

The project team regularly communicates and reports to all stakeholders at key milestones throughout the project.

We are interested in your ideas and opinions regarding the Bridlewood Branch Expansion and Relocation Project. Tell us what you think!

Online Community Consultation

On Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021, we held our second community open house and revealed the layout and renderings for the future Toronto Public Library Bridlewood Branch. The meeting was a great opportunity for the community to see how the architects and the Toronto Public Library team incorporated all the feedback we received from various public consultation activities with residents.

Watch a replay of the Online Community Consultation

Presentation from our Online Community Consultation on Nov 16, 2021 (PDF)

Next Steps

City approvals and building permits.

Renderings

Group of renderings by Ken Fukushima Architecture and Main Street Architecture

Mall entrance of future Bridlewood Branch with interactive return materials sorter in display on the left. Interior view from entrance towards the rest of the branch.
Natural light shining throughout the branch from the strategically shaded window walls. Interior view towards the large group study area.