Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

History is in the making here in Pickering!

Pickering is making plans to build a new $30 Million City Centre Library attached to the Pickering Town Centre shopping mall as a public private partnership. The City of Pickering has announced that they have secured two significant library sponsorship donations:

  • $10 Million for the naming rights to the City Centre Library and
  • $5 Million for the naming right to the Seaton Community Centre which will house a new public library

Here is the news article: https://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/9161102-pickering-collects-millions-selling-naming-rights-to-current-and-future-facilities/

We believe the $10 million sponsorship donation for the new City Centre Library is the largest single sponsorship donation for a public library in Canada. Previously, Vancouver Library held this distinction when they received $5 Million in October 2018 https://globalnews.ca/news/4608860/vancouver-public-library-5m-private-donation/

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