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.

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!