Moss Park’s first-of-its-kind BookShare operates on Toronto Community Housing property. It is easily accessible to all Moss Park residents or anyone who attends the Moss Park Market.

First launched in the wake of the Covid-19 stay-at-home safety guidelines, in early 2020, BookShare strives to ensure ease of access to community-informed books, tools to develop literacy skills and educational tools.

We named this program BookShare as it also serves to connect community members with other educational and recreational resources. These resources are chosen based on community input, and often include materials like journals, arts-and-crafts kits, mental health resources and more.

Any inquiries about the program can go to

Current Program Updates:

While books are still available to recipients of our Food Delivery Program, in 2022 we’ve expanded this program to create our mobile BookShare-on-Wheels.

Each week, books of various genres for young children, seniors and everyone in between, are handpicked and available at our mobile library.

BookShare-on-Wheels is available all year round and is accessible at the Moss Park Market during its regular operating hours of 11AM – 4PM, Saturdays.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, our team is accepting in-person requests to be pulled from our materials collection or you can email for more information.

All books and other educational resources provided through the Building Roots BookShare are provided to community members at no cost.

Thanks due to the wonderful graduate students from U of T’s Library and Information Science program who’ve provided support in running the program, since its inception. As well, we’d like to thank the many significant material contributors of books and educational materials.

If you are looking to contribute materials to the BookShare program or BookShare-on-Wheels, please email

If looking to support in another fashion, we recommend visiting our DONATE PAGE, where you can receive a charitable receipt for any contributions made.

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