The governments of Canada and Quebec are each investing nearly $1.3 million to renovate, upgrade and expand the Dollard-des-Ormeaux library. This investment comes from the New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component—Small Communities Fund. The City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux is also investment nearly $1.3 million into the project, bringing the total government and municipal investment to over $3.8 million.
The Dollard-des-Ormeaux library was built 25 years ago. The facility needs a renovation to provide adequate services that meet the current needs of the public. As well as undertaking general renovations to modernize the building and make it more accessible, the building will be expanded by 150 square metres, allowing the library to offer more books, audiovisual materials, computer terminals and seating. Special areas for youth and an outdoor garden are also planned for the space.
“The City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux is happy to be getting this federal and provincial financial contribution, which has allowed us to reach the funding target we needed to redevelop our library. Our goal is to meet the needs of our citizens and to make this “third place” a space where they can thrive and grow not just in the short term, but also over the next 20 to 30 years,” said Alex Bottausci, Mayor of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, in a press release. “We want to be as forward-thinking as possible about this project and thank the government for sharing this vision with us.”