Fisher Library Condensation Control Project - work continues after rain delay

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. Precast concrete panels are now being installed over top of the insulation. 

Crews have been utilizing a crane to hoist and install the new panels. This work will is scheduled to continue on the St. George Street side of the building until May 17. 

Work on the Harbord Street side will take place on Saturdays and Sunday only, from 7 am – 7 pm (May 14, 27, 28; June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18). During this time:

  • The westbound traffic and bike lanes on Harbord Street will be closed at St. George Street
  • The westbound bike lane on Harbord Street will have detour signs posted (to direct the northbound flow on St. George Street to Sussex West, then to Huron South)
  • The eastbound traffic and bike lanes on Harbord Street will remain open
  • A no-left-turn sign will be posted for eastbound traffic on Harbord Street
  • Police Officers will be present to assist with traffic management

Weather permitting, this work is scheduled for completion by June 18. 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.

Questions? Please contact Margaret Wall, Library Administration: 416-978-1757 | margaret.wall@utoronto.ca