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.

The hoarding fence is up and demolition is underway!

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Hoarding fence, for your safety, has been erected on three sides of the Vellore Village South Library construction site and demolition of the north-facing stairs has begun. The excitement is “building“!

West side of construction site

The hoarding fence on the west side of the construction site near the Community Centre’s temporary entrance.

Hoarding fence on north and east sides

The amber-coloured hoarding fence on the north and east sides of the construction site.

Demolition of the north facing stairs

Demolition on the north-facing stairs of the Community Centre.

Vellore Village South Library construction has begun!

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Construction on the new Vellore Village South Library has now begun.

Future site of VPL sign

 

Vellore Village South Library construction has begun

We look forward to sharing more details with you!

Kleinburg Library celebrates 50 years with RetroFest!

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Vaughan Public Libraries celebrated Kleinburg Library‘s 50th birthday on Saturday, November 5 with the Kleinburg RetroFest, a 60s-inspired afternoon complete with music, festive fall food & drink, hula hoops, karaoke, retro contests and more!

From left to right: Deb Schulte, MP for King-Vaughan; Sougata Mallik (VPL); Regional Councillor & Library Board Trustee, Mario Ferri; Library Board Trustee, Steve Kerwin; VPL CEO, Margie Singleton; Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, City of Vaughan; Aleksandra Dowiat Vine (VPL); Vaughan Public Library Board Chair, Devender Sandhu; Ruthanne Price (VPL); Lisa McDonough (VPL); Sandy VanderWerff (VPL); Jennifer Stephen (VPL); Vincent Sacchetti (VPL); Rosa Convertini (VPL); Frances Richardson (VPL) and Andrea Wesson (VPL).

Thanks to everyone who joined us!

 

September 10, 2016: Grand Opening Celebration of the Civic Centre Resource Library!

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Join us on Saturday, September 10 for Vaughan Public Libraries’ (VPL) Grand Opening Celebration of its ninth location, the Civic Centre Resource Library. The official ceremony and ribbon cutting begins at 11 a.m. at 2191 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan.
Grand Opening Celebration September 10, 2016A fun-filled day is planned including appearances by Kids’ CBC Patty & Bookaboo, Franklin the Turtle and Scaredy Squirrel, demos in the library’s new digital media lab (includes a recording studio and green room), live entertainment, free refreshments, booktalks, giveaways and prizes, including the Grand Prize–a chance to win tickets to MATILDA THE MUSICAL at Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre. Click here for a schedule of events.

Special thanks goes to our Grand Opening Celebration sponsors: Aquicon Construction Co. Ltd., Colliers Project Leaders, Umanii, Seara Bakery, Toetera Fine Foods, Monte Carlo Inns and COBS Bread. Music throughout the day generously provided by The Replacements.

Civic Centre Resource Library Update – Jan. 23

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This week has been a great week at the Civic Centre Resource Library as workers continue to construct the frames of the building.  Take a look at the site from different views and imagine how stunning the library will look once construction finishes.

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View of the east elevation.

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View of the west elevation.

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View of the south elevation.

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View of the southwest corner.

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Study hall view looking north.

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Collaboration space has taken form.

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Connections bolted in place.

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Second delivery of steel has arrived.