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Title:Appendix: Toronto
Author(s):Campbell, H.C.
Subject(s):Libraries and metropolitan areas
Abstract:The Public Libraries Act of Ontario, which applies to libraries in cities, towns and villages throughout the Province, provides the general management, regulation and control of Public Libraries in cities through a Public Library Board, composed of the Mayor of the City or a member of the City Council appointed by him as his representative, three persons appointed by the City Council and three by the Board of Education, each for a 3 -year period, and two by the Separate School Board, each for a 2 -year period. The dates of foundation for library boards in the Metropolitan Toronto area are as follows: 1883 Toronto 1945 York Township 1914 Western 1950 East York Township 1915 Mimico 1950 Etobicoke 1921 New Toronto 1955 North York Township 1922 Swansea 1955 Scarborough Township 1944 Leaside 1955 Forest Hill 1944 Long Branch The Toronto Public Library Board serving 680,000 residents out of more than 1,700,000 in the Metropolitan area maintains, in addition to the Central Library, 21 branches throughout the city, together with public libraries in 6 hospitals and more than a dozen other public institutions. Other municipalities maintain a total of 26 libraries, ranging in size from 3,000 to 170,000 volumes.
Issue Date:1965
Publisher:Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In H.Goldstein, ed. 1965. The changing environment for library services in the metropolitan area; papers presented at an institute conducted by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science, October 31-November 3, 1965. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 122-156.
Series/Report:Allerton Park Institute (12th : 1965)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1965.
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-07-16

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