November 19, 1998.
To:Strategic Policies and Priorities Committee
Re:Funding for Bendale Neighbourhood Library Renovation Project
The Budget Committee on November 18, 1998 recommended to the Strategic Policies
and Priorities Committee and Council the adoption of the report (November 18, 1998)
from the City Librarian.
The Budget Committee on November 18, 1998, had before it a report (November 18, 1998)
from the City Librarian recommending that additional funding of $150,000.00 be provided to
enable the Library Board to proceed with the Bendale Neighbourhood Branch renovation
Item No. 31
c.Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Director of Budgets
Chief Administrative Officer
(Report dated November 18, 1998 addressed to the
Budget Committee from the
To provide additional funding required for the Library Board's Bendale branch renovation
Funding Sources, Financial Implications and Impact Statement:
Approval will add $150,000 to the 1999 Capital Budget.
It is recommended that:
1.Additional funding of $150,000 be provided to enable the Library Board to proceed with
the Bendale Neighbourhood Branch renovation project.
A $550,000 renovation package for the Bendale Neighbourhood Library including upgrades to
barrier free access, mechanical and electrical systems and the building envelope was approved
by Council during the 1998-2002 Capital Budget review. Following approval a further
analysis by the Library Board found that the budget was insufficient to accommodate the
barrier free renovation.
The Bendale project was further discussed by the Budget Committee on November 10, 1998
and the Budget Committee recommended that a report be prepared "for Council approval
relating to the Bendale Neighbourhood Branch which recommends that prior approval be
given to an additional $150,000 over previously approved $550,000 in 1998 Capital Budget to
allow the library to pursue tenders relating to the renovation to be undertaken with no change
in recommended cost flow."
Approval of this additional funding will permit the Library Board to proceed with the tender
process and provide the necessary renovations to Bendale Neighbourhood Branch Library as
approved by Council in the 1998 Capital Budget.
Director of Administration
Toronto Public Library
Telephone: 393-7091; Fax 393-7083; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org