Construction has begun on the library at the new Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

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The construction of the new library to be housed in the PWC Tower of the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) is now in full swing.

The two images below depict the progress being made on-site:

Vaughan Metropolitan Centre as of July 2017

Construction of VMC as of July 2017.

Sept2017 PWC Tower

Construction progress on the PWC Tower as of September 2017.

Vellore Village South Library: October 16 Update

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Progress on the new library connected to the Vellore Village Community Centre continues.

Roof installation in progress

Roof installation in progress.

Masonry work on the north wall of the library.

Masonry work on the north wall of the library.

View inside library

View inside library looking south towards the community centre.

Vellore Village South Library: September 12 Update

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The Vellore Village South Library is taking shape!

View from Weston Road

View of Vellore Village South Library from Weston Road.

Foundation wall showing fluted concrete.

View looking at foundation wall showing fluted concrete.

Slab work completed in library proper.

Slab work for the library has been completed.

Library and future balcony slab work correct

Slab work completed in the library and future balcony.

Vellore Village South Library: August 15 Update

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You can see the library take shape as construction progresses.

Future entrance

Future entrance to the Vellore Village South Library!

Masonry work

Masonry work along the west side of the building.

Childrens Area

Installation of the radiant-heated flooring for the Children’s Area.

View looking at foundation

View looking at foundation wall showing fluted concrete.

Air humidity unit

Air humidity unit in place.

Roof work

On-going roof work.

West side of building

West side of the building facing the parking lot.

Villa Royale Ave view of east facade

View from Villa Royale Avenue as east façade work continues.

Students Beautify Vellore Village South Library Hoarding Fence

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Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL) extends a special thank-you to Mr. John Senisi, an art teacher at the St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic High School, and his grade 9 and 10 art classes who created a public art collage on the hoarding fence of the current construction site of the new Vellore Village South Library.

Using wall paint and sharpies, each student was responsible for one colour in the collage using rough circle shapes with the allowance for some drips and such. The students then worked with their circles using the sharpies and created whimsical detail images. The concept is based on works by HENSE and Ed Emberley.

Students painting VVSL hoarding fence

Students from St. St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic High School painting the hoarding fence at the new Vellore Village South Library.

Student painting hoarding fence

Styling the hoarding fence with dots.

East and north views of the painted hoarding fence

East and north views of the artwork project on library’s hoarding fence.

Colour now framing the construction. Thank you students!

Colour now framing the construction. Thank you students!

Vellore Village South Library Update: June 29

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Despite the rain, construction of the Vellore Village South Library steadily continues.
Check out some quick photo updates below.

West side foundations and columns

View of foundations and structural columns along the west side of the building.

Work on underground plumbing

Work on underground plumbing in public and staff areas.

Backfilling and compaction

Backfilling and compaction work in progress.

Work on exterior wall facing Weston Road.

 

 

A Wall of Nature and Whimsy at Pleasant Ridge Library

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A delightful scene will greet you now when you visit the Pleasant Ridge Library. A mural of birds, a tree and a cat have been added to the wall by the entrance to the Reading Garden. Stop by the library and see it for yourself!

Pleasant Ridge Library mural

The lovely mural above the Reading Garden entrance.

Did you notice the adorable cat above the doorway?

 

 

 

 

Ensuring a strong foundation for Vellore Village South Library

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Construction continues on the building foundation work with back-filling to support the new library.

View looking north at foundation walls

View looking north at foundation walls (both images).

View looking south-east

View looking south-east at foundation work.

View looking north at foundation walls

View looking at foundation wall on west side of basement mechanical room.

Digging down to build up!

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Progress continues on the new Vellore Village South Library!

Excavation has been ongoing in preparation for the formwork of the foundation wall along the eastern side of the Vellore Village Community Centre facing the Skate Park.

View looking at the excavation area

View looking at the excavation area.

View looking East along exiting building. The stairs are now completely demolished.

View looking east along the exiting building. The stairs are now completely demolished.

View looking North East showing soil from excavation.

View looking northeast showing the soil from the excavation.

View looking North adjacent to hoarding near site trailer.

View looking north adjacent to the hoarding fence near the site trailer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet our Vellore Village South Library Construction Project Team

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Construction steadily continues on the new Vellore Village South Library. Staff from Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL), City of Vaughan and ZAS Architects meet on a regular basis to ensure all actions are staying on the appropriate timeline.

Meet our project team:

Vellore Village South Library project team

VVSL Project Team: Margie Singleton (CEO, VPL), Paul Marcoccia (Project Manager Design & Construction – City of Vaughan), Aleksandra Dowiat Vine, VPL Director of Growth & Communication, Del Cordeiro (ZAS + Architects)

 

Inside hoarded area

View from inside hoarded site next to temporary entrance.

 

Site view facing north after excavation began

Site view facing north after excavation has begun

Excavation of stairs to skating park completed

Excavation of stairs to skating park completed.