(UPDATED) The Browsery at the Toronto Reference Library is the highest-profile piece of real estate in the entire Toronto Public Library system. It’s as mediocre as the rest of this city is – and that really hurts because the only other Browsery, at North York Central, is fabulous.
I’ll get to that parallel-universe Browsery in a moment. But let me run through the problems first. (I talked these over with the head of the entire ground floor a couple of weeks ago, a sour meeting neither of us enjoyed. The following statement, uttered at 10:24, sums it up: “Are we almost done? I have a meeting at 10:30.”) Continue reading