Below, a list of library branches whose hours could be affected by the budget cuts tentatively approved by Mayor Ford's budget committee on Monday.
Rob Ford’s budget committee voted on Monday to hold Toronto Public Library to a 10 per cent budget cut. Assuming city council gives final approval at its meeting next week, this means TPL will almost certainly need to cut hours at branches, citywide, in order to reduce staffing costs. The system’s collections budget would also have to be reduced by 11 per cent.
In October, we posted a list of the branches TPL staff thought would lose hours if the the full 10 per cent cut went ahead as proposed. Here again—because it’s now more relevant than ever—is that list.