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University of Toronto - Robarts Library

The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university.

Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items.

The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in North America. Its towering main structure rests on an equilateral triangular footprint and features extensive use of triangular geometric patterns throughout.

It forms the main component of a three-tower complex that also includes the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Claude Bissel Building, which houses the Faculty of Information. The library's imposing appearance has earned it the nickname of Fort Book.

Comprising fourteen storeys, plus two underground floors, the brutalist and futurist structure features raised podia and a suspended fourth floor. A mezzanine level physically connects Robarts Library to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library building at its southeastern side, and to the Claude Bissel Building, housing the Faculty of Information, at its northeastern side.

The concrete waffle slab floor plates are adorned with triangular-patterned tessellation. A hexagonal central circulation atrium is enclosed at the core of the building and through the middle of the mezzanine level. The gross area of the building is over 1,036,000 square feet.


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Jul 11, 2019 METROPOLITAN TORONTO, ONT. PLANNING BOARD
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Jul 11, 2019 METROPOLITAN TORONTO, ONT. INTERIM HOUSING COMMITTEE
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Jul 11, 2019 METROPOLITAN TORONTO, ONT. INTERIM HOUSING COMMITTEE
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Jul 11, 2019 METROPOLITAN TORONTO, ONT. PLANNING BOARD
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Jul 11, 2019 Paterson Planning and Research ltd
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Topic: Housing -- Metropolitan Toronto, Ont
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Jul 11, 2019 Paterson Planning and Research ltd
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Topic: Housing -- Metropolitan Toronto, Ont
Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)
Jul 11, 2019 Metropolitan Toronto (Ont.). Planning Board. Research Division
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Topics: City planning -- Ontario -- Toronto, Information storage and retrieval systems -- City planning
Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)
Jul 11, 2019 METROPOLITAN TORONTO, ONT. PLANNING BOARD
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Jul 11, 2019 Metropolitan Toronto (Ont.). Planning Board
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Topic: Associations, institutions, etc. -- Ontario -- Toronto metropolitan area
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Jul 11, 2019 Metropolitan Toronto (Ont.). Planning Board
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Topic: Housing -- Ontario -- Toronto metropolitan area
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Jul 11, 2019 METROPOLITAN TORONTO, ONT. BOARD OF TRADE
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Canadian Municipal Collection (Cities and Towns)
Jul 3, 2019 Plunkett (T. J.) Associates, ltd
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Topics: Canada. Royal Commission on Taxation, Ontario Committee on Taxation, Municipal finance -- Ontario...
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Jul 3, 2019 SCARBOROUGH, ONT. PLANNING BOARD
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Jul 3, 2019 Toronto (Ont.). Planning Board
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Jul 3, 2019 North York (Ont.). Public Information Office
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Topics: Local government -- Ontario -- North York -- History, North York (Ont.) -- Politics and government
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Jul 3, 2019 OSHAWA, ONT. LAWS, STATUTES, ETC
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Jul 3, 2019 RICHMOND HILL, ONT. OFFICIAL PLAN
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Jul 3, 2019 RICHMOND HILL, ONT. OFFICIAL PLAN
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Jul 3, 2019 Ottawa (Ont.). Planning Branch
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Topics: City planning -- Ontario -- Ottawa, Lower Town (Ottawa, Ont.)
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Jul 3, 2019 OTTAWA, ONT. OFFICIAL PLAN
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Jul 3, 2019 NORTH YORK, ONT. BOARD OF EDUCATION
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Jul 3, 2019 NIAGARA FALLS, ONT. COUNCIL
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Jul 3, 2019 NORTH YORK, ONT. PLANNING BOARD
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Jul 3, 2019 RIVERSIDE, ONT. COUNCIL
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Jul 3, 2019 ST. CATHARINES, ONT. COUNCIL
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Jul 3, 2019 NORTH YORK, ONT. COUNCIL
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Jul 3, 2019 NORTH YORK, ONT. PLANNING BOARD
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Jul 3, 2019 SUDBURY, ONT. PLANNING BOARD
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Jul 3, 2019 Ottawa (Ont.). Planning Branch
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Topics: Urban renewal -- Ontario -- Ottawa, City planning -- Ontario -- Ottawa
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Jul 3, 2019 SAULT STE. MARIE, ONT. COUNCIL
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Topics: Public housing -- Ontario -- Toronto, Urban renewal -- Ontario -- Toronto, Alexandra Park (Toronto,...
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Jul 3, 2019 SUDBURY, ONT. PLANNING BOARD
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Jul 3, 2019 SUDBURY, ONT. PLANNING BOARD
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Jul 3, 2019 MIDLAND (ONT.) OFFICIAL PLAN
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Jul 3, 2019 Toronto (Ont.). Planning Board
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Jul 3, 2019 BOROUGH OF SCARBOROUGH, ONT. PLANNING BOARD
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Jul 3, 2019 Toronto (Ont.). Planning Board
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Jul 3, 2019 Mall Research Committee
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Jul 3, 2019 NORTH YORK, ONT. OFFICIAL PLAN
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Jul 3, 2019 TORONTO TOWNSHIP, ONT. PLANNING BOARD
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Jul 3, 2019 NORTH YORK, ONT. PLANNING BOARD
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