Voices from the Community

Add your voice to the mounting support for this project.
I fully support the new location. In addition, however, we need to look at ways to support underprivileged individuals to enjoy the space as well. I propose integrating job procurement assistance, extending to job search workshops, and the ability to check-out professional clothing as one would check-out a book. These programs are essential to ensure everyone can enjoy the space and make it a hub for what is "central" to one's success: books, internet, and opportunities to gain new skills.
Candace Blake
Despite what many including myself consider to be a poor site selected, moving forward I would like to offer the following constructive advice: Surely, a small, low-cost space in an existing city building (actually in Centretown) would be an opportunity to showcase our library system's impressive digital offering, while allaying the concerns of many Centretown residents by offering hold pickup/return slot.
Alexander Killby
I fully support the Lebreton Flats proposal. It is only about 1 km from Parliament Hill – about the same distance as U of O to Parliament, or the Eaton Center to St. Lawrence Market, or McGill to the Place des Arts – and in my mind, that still counts as “downtown” and “walkable” (especially with the LRT). We have to think about this over the long-term, and as with my Toronto and Montreal examples, 50 to 100 years from now Lebreton Flats will be fully integrated as part of the downtown core, with as many residents as Centretown.
Brian Richardson

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