John Abbott celebrates official inauguration of renovated library

John Abbott College celebrated the official inauguration of its renovated library, which was originally built in 1907. The $15M renovation transformed the building into a modern learning centre with study rooms, gender neutral bathrooms, an upgraded sprinkler system, and additional electrical outlets. The building’s historical charm, including its painted glass windows and crests and reliefs, was preserved. “As soon as you enter, you can immediately feel the grandeur, see the light-flooded rooms and the numerous study areas occupied by students,” said John Abbott director general John Halpin. “The renovated space is truly conducive to learning and collaboration.” The renovation project had been scheduled to be complete in 2019, but faced delays due to the pandemic and material and worker shortages. John Abbott| Montreal Gazette Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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