|Location of new Charleswood Library|
|Before 2011, Canada Post and Rogers Video here|
The call for something to be done went out but what can the city do when businesses leave a retail site? Well, the answer apparently is build a new branch library for Charleswood.
|Built in the corner of Charleswood Square|
The building of such a complex would have been costly and there is no question that parking was already at a bare minimum what with a bus circle in the lot.
The struggling Charleswood Square immediately next door seemed to be the answer. It had a traffic light at Dieppe for controlled turns onto Roblin Boulevard. It was very close to the bus loop where the old library was not to mention the Charleswood Seniors Centre.
The old library is now closed and the transfer of books and staff begins in earnest. The library is expected to open January 9.
The building of the police building on Grant, the fire hall on Roblin and now the library represents the biggest infrastructure commitment from the city since Charleswood became a part of the city in 1972.