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.

Woodbridge Library windows adorned with colourful images

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Two windows at Woodbridge Library have been covered with vibrant images, approximately 10 feet tall by 5 feet wide, depicting people using the library. Made of micro perforated vinyl, the window coverings allow for one-way vision from the inside.

Woodbridge Library Window Coverings

Delightful images of smiling faces enjoying the library cover two of the Woodbridge Library windows.

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.

New window coverings at Civic Centre Resource Library

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Check out the windows on the east side of the Civic Centre Resource Library! Eight windows have been covered with images, approximately 10 feet tall by 5 feet wide, depicting the many individuals who use the library and its resources.

Made of micro perforated vinyl, the window coverings allow for one-way vision from the inside. All images also have a silver filter to blend with the building and enhance the modern appearance.

East side window coverings of CCRL

The new window coverings at the Civic Centre Resource Library blend perfectly with the existing architecture.

Graphic designer with newly covered windows

Graphic designer, Elyse, with the newly-covered windows.

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!

Groundbreaking of Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Library

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Exciting times continue at Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL). On June 20, 2017, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the PwC-YMCA Tower, which includes a new library!!

City of Vaughan Mayor and Members of Council

Left to Right: Alan Shefman, Ward 5 Councillor; Medhat Mahdy, President and CEO, YMCA; Marilyn Iafrate, Ward 1 Councillor & VPL Board Trustee;  Gino Rosati, Regional Councillor; Mario Ferri, Deputy Mayor, Regional Councillor & VPL Board Trustee; Devender Sandhu, VPL Board Chair; Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua; Mitchell Goldhar, Chairman of the SmartREIT Board; Steven Del Duca,  Vaughan MPP and Minister of Transportation; Rajendra Kothari, Vice-Chair, PwC Canada; and Sandra Yeung Racco, Ward 4 Councillor & VPL Board Trustee.

Four speakers at VMC

Four of the speakers at the groundbreaking: Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, City of Vaughan; Mitchell Goldhar, Chairman of the SmartREIT Board; Steven Del Duca,  Vaughan MPP and Minister of Transportation; and Devender Sandhu, VPL Board Chair.

The 236,00 sq. ft. PwC-YMCA Tower is part of the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) development project. In this five-minute video, various stakeholders including Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua discuss the vision of the urban centre.

The VMC library will be approximately 10,000 sq. ft. located on the PwC-YMCA Tower’s second floor. It is expected to open in winter 2019. A 350 sq. ft. self-service, storefront library will also be located at street level by the main entrance which will be open to you 24/7 with your library card!

PwC-YMCA building

The PwC-YMCA building where the new library will be located on the second floor. A self=service, storefront library will also be available by the first floor main entrance.

To discover more details about VMC, the City of Vaughan has launched a microsite, myvmc.ca. There is also a 3D map where you can explore the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre from street level.

Stay tuned for more updates!

 

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.

 

 

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.