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Glen Abbey Branch's new outdoor space coming Spring 2022

Coming Spring 2022, Glen Abbey Branch will expand outdoors with a new and functional patio for customers to enjoy.

Request for Expression of Interest

Deadline: Sunday June 26, 2022 by 11:59 pm EST

OPL invites artists to submit expressions of interest to create a permanent indoor public artwork for the Kid’s Zone with components on the outdoor patio area of the Glen Abbey Branch. This competition is open to professional Canadian artists and artist-led teams. Read the full details for submissions (PDF)

The expansion to the outdoors at OPL’s busiest branch will provide customers with a fresh, welcoming and accessible space for structured library programs as well as leisurely activities. The outdoor space will be approximately 1,900 sq. ft. 

Deadline: Sunday June 26, 2022 by 11:59 pm EST


Renovation Details

Phase 1 of the construction began in October 2021 and was completed in January 2022.

Phase 2 of the construction will be completed in spring 2022, with no expected disruption of services for customers. If disruptions occur, customers will be notified in advance.
OPL is working with Red Studio Architects to design this space.

Phase 1 Completion 


Artist Renderings

Photos: Artist Renderings

For Glen Abbey branch hours visit the Locations section of our website.