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A Second Draft for North York’s Library

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Don’t judge the North York Central Library by its concrete cover – inside, the 30-year-old landmark is in the midst of a dramatic rewrite. Over the next three years, Diamond Schmitt Architects will create a flexible reading space with improved interconnectivity between floors. The cascading staircases that swirl throughout the branch’s atrium, originally designed by Moriyama & Teshima, will be revamped with glass railings. A new rooftop reading garden will encourage visitors to make the full seven-storey climb.

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Get a closer look at what you can expect to find in the 2024 New Builds Issue of Designlines Magazine

In the 2024 Spring/Summer Issue of Designlines, we focus on New Builds and “celebrate the profound impact of creating something new, not just as an architectural endeavour but as a testament to laying down roots and shaping the very essence of our city’s identity,” editor-in-chief Joseph Cicerone writes.

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