Your Autumn 2016 Reading List

The weather is starting to get a little cooler and there’s that distinct feel of fall in the air yet again. That could also be the abundance of pumpkin spice everything around, but either way, the signs of fall are definitely here. One of the best things about fall is curling up with a hot drink, wool socks on your feet, and a good book in your hand. We here at Context love books so we’ve rounded up some of the best reads to have on your reading list this autumn!

5 Awesome Libraries from Around the World

For bookworms around the world, dreaming of beautiful and grand libraries is a common pastime. Visions of multi-storey libraries, with shelves housing the world’s rarest and largest book collections dance in our heads. One of Context’s coolest projects, the Library District Condominiums, pays homage to the City’s many libraries with its abstract design that mimics books lining their shelf. As lovers of reading and literature, we understand the love for beautiful libraries. Here’s a look at 5 of the most amazing libraries from around the globe. 

Okay, we have a slight surprise for you so try to contain your excitement. There’s been amazing progress on the amenities centre of Library District and we just couldn’t wait to show you. Here’s the amenities centre in it’s current incarnation

Spring has sprung, and so has Library District! We’re 23 floors up at the moment, with the interiors well underway on the lower floors. Follow past the jump for more pics!

We’d like to start off 2013 by doing something a bit different. Yes we will still have construction updatesamusing and hopefully, informative posts about Toronto and it’s history. But our resolution was to inject a little more…Culture into this blog.

As you’re probably aware, we at Context are avid readers – not just the classics though, we’re pretty up to date on some current books as well! Recently we got our “geek” on to check out some recent sci-fi novels. Head past the jump for Context book reviews of The Postmortal By Drew Magary and Ready, Player One by Ernest Cline.


We’re big advocates of libraries, so when we heard about about Toronto’s Little Free Libraries, we just knew that we had to share it with you!

Despite rumors of extinction, public libraries are still going strong. According to the most recent report from the Canadian Urban Libraries Council, library usage across the country is up 45 % over the past decade, from 16.6 to 24.1 transactions on average.


What defines a world class city? Some of the things we can think of include: architecture, nightlife, art and culture, infrastructure and transit. We also believe that public spaces should be right at the top of that list.