Awarded once every three years, the OLA Library Building Award encourages and showcases excellence in the architectural design and planning of libraries in Ontario. Springdale Library in Brampton was one of only four libraries to receive the award this year.
“Newly-built libraries today reflect the strong desire for public places that instill a sense of community pride and are, at the same time, highly flexible and functional spaces,” comments Shelagh Paterson, executive director, Ontario Library Association.
The jury issued the following remarks about Springdale Library: “The view from the street is intriguing! It raises your curiosity and invites you to explore. Perhaps the most impressive feature of the LEED Gold registered Springdale library is the building’s connection to the local environment and community. The building is situated as close to the street as possible to help reach out to the neighbourhood and offers a stunning new architectural feature to draw residents into this vibrant new facility. A blend of outstanding design and technical expertise.”