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Manek, Haseena. “Women of Labour and the Arts”
Our Times, March-April, 2015.
Nickle, David. “Budget compromise means nine
Toronto libraries will still have access
to security guards despite cuts.” Inside
Toronto, January 27, 2015.
The Toronto Public Library is noted as one of the
organizations that produce leadership in the city.
Broadbent, Alan. “The Many Faces of Leadership
in a Thriving City: A Rethink of the Toronto
Narrative.” IMFG Perspectives No. 8/2014
Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance
An examination into the status and future of
Canada’s Libraries and Archives
Demers, Patricia (chair), Guylaine Beaudry,
Pamela Bjornson, Michael Carroll, Carol
Couture, Charlotte Gray, Judith Hare,
Ernie Ingles, Eric Ketelaar, Gerald
McMaster, Ken Roberts. (2014). Expert
Panel Report on The Future Now:
Canada’s Libraries, Archives, and Public
Memory. Royal Society of Canada, Ottawa.
The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) was
established under an Act of Parliament in
1882 as the senior Canadian collegium of
distinguished scholars, artists and scientists.
A report on Toronto’s financial health. Includes
a recommendation to develop revenue sources.
Slack, Enid, and Andre Cote. “Is Toronto Fiscally
Healthy?: A Check-up on the City’s Finances.”
IMFG Perspectives No. 7/2014.
Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance
Toronto Foundation. Toronto’s Vital Signs
Report 2014, 2014.
The Toronto Foundation
The Foundation partners with many researchers
to produce the Toronto’s Vital Signs® Report.
The Report is compiled from current statistics
and studies, identifying progress we should be
proud of and challenges that need to be
addressed. It is a consolidated snapshot of
the trends and issues affecting the quality of
life in our city and each of the interconnected
issue areas is critical to the wellbeing of
Toronto and its residents.
Toronto Region Board of Trade. Closing The
Prosperity Gap: Solutions for a More Liveable
City Region, 2014
Toronto Region Board of Trade
Founded in 1845, the Toronto Region Board of
Trade is the chamber of commerce for
Canada’s largest urban centre, connecting more
than 12,000 members and 250,000 business
professionals and influencers throughout the
An examination of precarious work in Toronto,
an issue very important to library workers.
Poverty and Employment Precarity in Southern
Ontario (PEPSO)research group. It’s More
than Poverty: Employment Precarity and
Household Well-being, February 2013.
Nickle, David. “Proposed budget cut for Toronto
library security guards under fire by union.”
Inside Toronto, November 28, 2014.
Climenhaga, David J. “Why libraries – and library
users – need librarians and other library workers
to be union members.” rabble.ca,
November 14, 2014.
A profile of Toronto Public Library Workers as
Khosla, Prabha. “Changing lives, claiming
power: The Toronto Public Library Workers
Union (TPLWU) CUPE Local 4948.” Working
Women, Working Poor, March, 2014: 30-3
O’Reilly, Maureen. “When will the city learn to
love its librarians?” Opinion/Commentary,
Toronto Star, March 14, 2014.
Doolittle, Robyn. Crazy Town, 2014.
His drug and alcohol-fuelled antics made
world headlines and engulfed a city in
Reporter Robyn Doolittle was one of
three journalists to view the video
of Ford appearing to smoke crack cocaine.
TPLWU is mentioned on page 126.
A report that examines the economic impact of the Toronto Public Library on the City of Toronto.
Martin Prosperity Institute. So Much More:
The Economic Impact of the Toronto Public
Library on the City of Toronto, December 2013.
Martin Prosperity Institute
The Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI) is part
of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
Vincent Lam, Canadian writer, medical doctor and
winner of the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize expresses
his admiration and support for the Toronto Public
Lam, Vincent. “Save your city: Support
the Public library” Opinion/Commentary,
Toronto Star, November 18th, 2013.
O’Reilly, Maureen. “Melvil’s Girls: Still Struggling to
Survive.”The Feliciter. Canadian Library
Association, Issue #2, 2013, Vol. 59.
O’Reilly, Maureen. “Why Toronto City Council
neglects our great library system is a mystery”
Opinion/Commentary, Toronto Star, March 29, 2013
O’Reilly, Maureen. “Engaging Patrons: Fight Back on
the 2011-2012 Toronto Budget and Beyond”
Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and
Information Practice and Research.
vol. 8, no. 1 (2013).
An analysis of the Toronto Public Library Workers
Union after the strike about precarious work issues.
Canadian Union of Public Employees.
Tabletalk, Fall, 2013.
Quiet No More offers new thinking about how
ordinary citizens have started to take back
power in our democracy and change the world.
It examines the meaning and promise of Idle
No More, the Occupy movement, the Quebec
student spring and other expressions of new
activism sweeping the world.
Harden, Joel D. Quiet No More: New Political Activism
in Canada and Around the Globe. Formac Publishing,
September 18, 2013. ISBN: 9781459405073
Briskin, Linda, Sue Genge, Margaret McPhail,
and Marion Pollack. “Making Time for
Equality,” Our Times, February 2013,
Issue No. 1, Vol.32.
A twenty-year look at the Toronto Public Library’s
budget, and making a strong case for investing in it.
Govind C. The Great Equalizer: The Case For Investing
In the Toronto Public Library. Canadian Centre
for Policy Alternatives, Ontario. November 2012
Infographic from “The Great Equalizer”
- Compares TPL’s circulation to other libraries
- TPL gets more visits than Toronto’s attractions
An examination of the 2012 strike by the Toronto
Public Library Workers Union.
Smith, Mike. “Split shifts and spinning
solidarity,” Our Times, July-Aug, 2012.
A round table discussion on taking back Toronto
with Maureen O’Reilly, Victoria Barnett and Beth Wilson.
Hope, Megan. “United Against the Austerity Agenda,” Briarpatch,
May 1, 2012. http://briarpatchmagazine.com.