Happy Birthday Robarts Library! Today you are 40. The more time I spend in you, the more I like you. 40 years of watching over the U of T campus and withstanding the grumps and grumbles of undergrads and grads, all while keep their books safe and providing so many dozens of nooks and crannies to do some deep thinking, is something. A lesser city would have torn you down by now during your years of unfashionability. But now you’re middle aged and ready for some respect. Happy birthday, and may your fine concrete continue to make Toronto’s skyline interesting.
Photo by Shawn Micallef August 2013
Thanks to Jacqueline Whyte Appleby for the birthday hat tip & Jordan Hale for the video and heritage link.
Well, it’s a hell of a lot better than Weldon Library at Western: