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Waterloo Eastside Library
Waterloo politicians have voted to build a fourth library in the city located at RIM park.

Project budget : 7.8 million

CTV video - http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/mobile/video?clipId=895811

The Record article - http://m.therecord.com/news-story/673246...t-rim-park
I guess it makes sense to locate it in the community centre, but RIM Park is walkable for almost no one. It’s too bad in a way that they couldn’t find a lot somewhere in a more established neighbourhood.
I had a similar reaction, but really is there any east side location that would be better? Everything east of Conestoga Mall has always seemed completely suburban to me.
I think that’s the logical conclusion. If there was even a single mixed-use neighbourhood centre in east Waterloo, I would suggest that the WPL should take pains to find a lot for a branch near it. But there’s not- as you say, it’s pretty well entirely suburban. So RIM Park makes a great deal of sense.
RIM Park is good, 202 stops by it, which should be convenient
Many drive to libraries anywhere

but it'll only be built in 2019 after the consultation/study on design...wow, things move slow
Yeah, RIM Park is, for better and worse, already a community centre, and co-locating a library there makes sense. It gives kids who are at activities there somewhere to hang out while they wait to be picked up. It's not a completely inaccessible location anymore, now that route 202 exists. That puts a decent chunk of east Waterloo on a single bus ride to the library.
More branches just increases the chance that the book you want will be somewhere else.
Of course, the walk between the community centre and the 202 stop is a pretty lengthy one across a massive parking lot with no shade. But I guess what’s done is done there, and there’s no way to go back in time and situate the building closer to the street, with the parking lot in back. I agree, in spite of its geographic isolation it’s got some transit, and anyway already attracts families, so it’s a logical and not altogether terrible place for a new library.
Hope to hear more about the open house for feedback soon.

Waterloo will build a new library — and keep it open

(11-22-2017, 08:52 PM)Elmira Guy Wrote: Waterloo will build a new library — and keep it open


The link is broken. Sad
Let's see if this works.

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