We have been renovating the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library to improve the thermal performance of the exterior, which will prevent condensation inside the building. Insulation has been applied to the building. The next phase of the project will see new precast concrete panels installed over top of the insulation.
Crews will be utilizing a crane onsite to hoist and install the new concrete panels. This will require a portion of Harbord Street to be reduced to one lane from 7 am - 7 pm on weekends only at some point in March to accommodate special equipment. Specific dates for this work will be announced as soon as they are available. The installation will begin on the east elevation of the building and will move clockwise to the west elevation. Once complete, the new exterior will match the existing look of the building.
Entrance to the Fisher Library during renovations
During construction, entrance to the Fisher Library will be through either the east or west staircase of Robarts Library at various times during the project. The main entrance from St. George Street to Robarts Library will be accessible at all times.
The renovations are expected to be completed by June 2017.
Questions? Please contact Margaret Wall, Library Administration: 416-978-1757 | firstname.lastname@example.org