Good jobs long overdue at public library, workers say

Source: Toronto Star By: Sara Mojtehedzadeh The writer and poet T.S. Eliot once called libraries the “best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man.” But judging by the concerns of Toronto workers staffing the world’s largest public library system, the...

Crafting a plan to tackle poverty from the ground up

Source: Toronto Star By: Laurie Monsebraaten Toronto has the highest rate of child poverty, more working poor and the largest inequality gap of any city in the country. It is a recipe for urban decay and social unrest that anti-poverty activists say the city can no...

Maureen Talks With Olivia Chow

Maureen: Why did you decide to run for Mayor? Olivia: I love our city and I’ve spent most of my public life working with the people and communities who share that. Its current leadership has failed. It has cut services, hurt our communities and has only brought...

2 cents’ worth – NOW Magazine

Pennies are no longer in use, except when it comes to libraries By SHEILA GOSTICK Imagine what Toronto would look like if we had put librarians in charge of running the place a long time ago. Librarians would not have allowed a car-crazed condo-tower gold rush to...

Our Public Library at Word on the Street

Once again this year, Toronto’s Library Workers participated in the fabulous  literary festival, Word on the Street.  We had some of Toronto’s finest authors and storytellers come out in support of our public library – Premier Wynne even stopped by!  Here...

Highlights – TPL Staff Report #9 – April 29,2013

Download full report A number of financial penalties were introduced and or increased last year in response to funding cuts for the Toronto Public Library: Fines for children’s materials increased 100% (from 10 cents to 20 cents) while fines for adult and teen...