Day 1 | Challenges and Opportunities for Anchor Institutions to Rebuild Downtowns: Libraries

Libraries play a crucial role in communities, including in Canada’s downtowns. In addition to being a hub for resources, they also act as a safe place for vulnerable populations and strengthen neighbourhoods by supplying free internet access and providing support for entrepreneurs and newcomers. Two Canadian cities have invested in their downtown libraries, creating iconic meeting places for civic life. What’s their future?