Every once in a while Gregg and I sit down for a chat about Toronto – The city we love…well, the city we believe can be better.
Our guest this week loves Toronto. Alot. So much so that he and his son took the TTC to all 100 public libraries in this city. And they lived to talk about it. He’s a former Toronto City Council candidate. And I’m sure not for the last time.
We finally went back to the library this weekend. It’s been a while to be honest. We used to go a lot when Kahzmir was much younger and when I still used to watch movies on my DVD player.
I used to spend lots of time at the library. In middle school I would go early to JB Tyrell and hang in the library. In high school I used to go to Fairview Public Library on the weekends. Yes, it was a place to do my homework. But it was also a place to socialize with my friends. In university I would travel over an hour to go to York University on the weekend. Yes, to do homework. Which I could have done at home. But also to hang with my friends.
Libraries are more than just a place that collects books. It’s a community hub.
The timing was right to get back to visiting our local library. We’re reading less. Yet, we know how important reading is. Both as entertainment and for learning. And Toronto’s libraries offer some really cool programming for kids and adults.
This weekend we visited Cedarbrae Library in Scarborough. Every weekend we’re going to try and visit a different library in Toronto.
Here are the books I took out:
If you have a book you’d like to recommend to me, please let me know in the comments section.