The library is planning to undertake improvements to the library’s outdoor space, including installation of new walkways, benches, trees, shrubs and gardens. Please see updated plant list and the updated Library Garden design. These attachments were updated January 15, 2023.

There are two phases outlined; the library plans to undertake “Phase Two” in Spring/Summer 2023. 

If you would like to submit a quotation to undertake this work as laid out in the design package, please submit the following:

  • a quotation for the full cost of the work outlined in the attached design package under “Phase Two” 
  • your expected availability to complete Phase Two of the work, 
  • up to two examples of similar work that you have completed, and 
  • confirmation of Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) coverage

via email to

Quotations must be submitted by February 6, 2023 at 5pm in order to be considered. Quotations will be reviewed by the Library’s Property Committee on February 13, 2023, and a final decision made by the Library Board on February 27, 2023. 

Please submit all questions in writing to Julie Hansen, Interim CEO, by January 30, 2023. Answers to all questions will be posted on the library website by February 3, 2023.



January 5, 2023

The “new work stations” there an example or a picture of what is in mind? Or are they simply my choice of new tables?
The chairs stay? 
The ‘new work stations’ have already been completed with new furniture (including chairs) and they’ll stay; the ‘trash receptacle’ is already there, too. Please feel free to come by and have a look.
What type of fencing. Is there an example or a predetermined kind?
Height? 5 or 6 ft.
From the diagram, the planned fencing is vinyl, 5.0 ft, ‘Alexandria’, pyramid caps, colour is ‘adobe’ from this company:
January 11, 2023
It appears that what you are after is hardscaping and fencing, though I do see 2 different shrub types planted on either side of the fence. I know that both the new workstations and covered walkway are already there.
Is this a correct reading of the plan?

That is correct: the majority of Phase 2 of the project involves hardscaping and fencing with some planting of shrubs. The plant list has been updated: please see the design package for the specifications. You will also note the materials requested (fencing/pavers etc.) in the plans.

January 12, 2023
1. Are we providing new soil and or mulch as well?
Yes, as per the design package, all new garden beds to be excavated to a 12″ depth; new garden beds to be installed using 12″ depth of triple mix garden soil and all gardens to be mulched with 3″ of natural cedar mulch.
2. Are we removing and disposing of any topsoil/mulch
Yes, as required.
3. Is timing based on availability of plants or do you have a deadline in mind?
The project is to be completed in Spring/Summer 2023.
January 12, 2023
In the plan there is mention of stump removal and a replacement of the fence along Drummond street. Are both of these items to be included in the phase two quote along with the patio/seating wall?
In the notes of the design package, “old ash stumps (2) and root balls to be excavated and removed” was something that took place in Phase 1 of the project, completed in 2022 and is not to be considered for Phase 2. The “new work stations” on the south/canal side of the library have been installed already.
The replacement of the fence along Drummond St. is part of Phase 2 of the project. (Please refer to the design package for more detail.)