NEIGHBOURHOOD LIBRARY TO SERVE INDWELL RESIDENTS AND PARKDALE AREA
April 9, 2020 – Hamilton Public Library has partnered with Indwell, a local, affordable-housing charity, to offer a new, 1,500 square-foot neighbourhood library in Indwell’s four-storey McQuesten Lofts. Scheduled to open by the end of 2020, the facility will include 50 one-bedroom apartments, as well as the neighbourhood library.
Affordable, supportive housing is desperately needed in Hamilton and the construction of McQuesten Lofts is considered essential by the Ontario government. Indwell will offer units to people who have been waiting several years for its housing. Funding for the Hamilton Public Library’s new library branch was approved by City Council.
“Heartfelt thanks to our City and Indwell partners. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, it is great to share some good news. Serving all people of Hamilton equitably ensures a healthy, informed and connected community. Hamilton Public Library’s newest neighbourhood branch is an exciting addition to the Parkdale neighbourhood,” says Paul Takala, Chief Librarian and CEO, Hamilton Public Library. “This newest branch will provide Wi-Fi, public computers and printers, meeting spaces, children’s area and a location-based collection of new and best seller books, music and movies.”