Provincial State of Emergency: Impact to OPL Services


OPL services have not been impacted by the provincial announcement on Tuesday, January 12. Curbside returns and holds pickup services will continue at open branches.

Hours of operation will remain the same for most branches. Greely, North Gower, and Richmond branches will shift their hours to close by 8 p.m., and all Bookmobile stops will close by 8 p.m.

For details about current services, please visit this page.

HOLDS: If you would like to pause, cancel, or manage your holds, you can do so in your online account

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The Secret Life of Soil


The ideal garden soil recipe is 40 per cent sand, 40 per cent silt, and 20 per cent clay. But this recipe is missing an essential ingredient: billions upon billions of living things! Life in the soil is what gives it the ability to grow crops. Join us to learn about what your plants need, and soil-friendly gardening techniques to help soil life thrive -- leading to better crops and a healthier garden!

 Renée-Claude is a biologist and teacher, working as Science Advisor at the Canada Agriculture Food Museum. She is passionate about sharing her expertise on soil health, gardening, and the science and innovation driving sustainability in agriculture. Always experimenting, Renée-Claude loves to grow unusual crop varieties and to test out different gardening techniques in her own garden and at the museum.