VMC Libraries Update: March 28

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Construction continues on the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Library (VMC) and storefront locations in the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) office building in the city’s new downtown area.

The 400 sq. ft. storefront location will be located at the street level and will feature access to new and popular materials and will be accessible to users by swiping their library card. The 9,000 sq. ft. library will be located on the second floor of the building and will have access to a community kitchen enabling VPL to introduce a suite of culinary literacy programming once opened.

The PwC building which houses the two libraries.

The PwC building which houses the two libraries.

The view from the southeast. The library is located on the second floor.

The view from the southeast. The library is located on the second floor.

The Storefront Library at the east side of the building.

The storefront library at the east side of the building.

The northwest view towards the Children's Area.

The northwest view towards the Children’s Area.

The view towards the west.

The view towards the west.

South view from the second floor.

South view from the second floor.

VMC Construction Update: Quick peek at the second floor library

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Located in the PwC Tower of the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC), Vaughan Public Libraries will have libraries on the first and second floors for your convenience.

The library at street level will be the first of its kind in Vaughan, a 350 sq. ft. self-service quick stop that will feature popular materials and bestsellers. The second-floor library will be full service with beloved VPL staff, tons of resources and your favourite VPL programming!

Below are current photos of the second floor library.

East view from the library's Marketplace into the Children's Area.

East view from the library’s Marketplace into the Children’s Area.

West view where adult books will be shelved and a study area will be.

West view where adult books will be shelved and a study area will be.

Construction continues on the libraries at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

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Construction steadily continues on the new libraries at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC). The libraries, on the first and second floors of the PwC Tower, are anticipated completion date is targeted for late Fall 2019.

The foyer of the PwC Tower.

The foyer of the PwC Tower.

The first floor library.

The first floor library.

The Children's Area of the second floor library.

The Children’s Area of the second floor library.

VMC building - View from the upper floor.

View from the upper floor.

 

The PwC Tower, with two libraries, now has windows

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Construction activities on the new libraries, on the first and second floors of the PwC Tower at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) site continue to progress well. With the added windows, it has a more completed look. The anticipated completion date is still targeted for Fall 2019.

North view from KPMG building

North view from KPMG building.

East view from Walmart parking lot

East view from Walmart parking lot.

Glazing completed for children's area

Children’s area glazing is completed.

Library entrance area

Future entrance area to the library.

Progressing radiant floor heating installation

Radiant floor heating installation in progress

Work continues on the new library in the PwC Tower

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Great progress of the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre library can be seen from the street as well as from inside. The second-floor library space has been completely glazed in as glazing continues on the upper floors of the building. Installation of the heating ducts inside the library is also progressing well.

Looking northeast from subway square

View from the subway square looking northeast.

West side of the children's area

West elevation showing west side of the children’s area.

Second floor library west view

The west view inside the second-floor library.

Construction of VMC libraries is progressing well

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Members of the community celebrated the topping off of the PwC building that will house the two libraries in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC). The building is located in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre adjacent to the VMC subway station and York Region Rapid Transit Bus Terminal.

Photo of PwC building

The main VMC library occupies the second floor. The storefront library is located on the first floor directly behind the YMCA sign.

Future children's area

Margie Singleton, VPL CEO, standing in the future children’s area.

East view

The view east towards the Transit Terminal.

Storefront library

The view into the future storefront library.

View south

The view south towards library’s Marketplace. The open area will house a stairwell in the future.

PwC Tower with new libraries really taking shape!

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Construction activities on the new libraries, on the first and second floors of the PwC Tower at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) site continues with the anticipated completion date targeted for Fall 2019.

View from south elevation.

View of second floor main Library space and storefront Library on main level (red rectangular boxes surrounding the space) from south elevation.

Libraries in the new PwC Tower progressing nicely

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Construction activities of the new libraries, on the first and second floors of the PwC Tower at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) site, are in full swing. Great progress can be seen from the future VMC downtown core including the subway station and while travelling along local arteries.

PwC Tower view from southeast

View of the PwC Tower from the southeast.

VMC facing north

View from in front of the VMC subway station facing north.

VPL staff visit Vaughan Metropolitan Centre library construction site

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Vaughan Public Libraries staff and project partners were invited to visit the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) site and witnessed first hand the steady progress of the new libraries on the first and second floors of the PwC Tower.

VPL and COV staff on second floor

Vaughan Public Libraries staff and City of Vaughan Recreation staff on the second floor near the future York Region Transit hub.

View from the northwest of the second story library

Northwest view of the second-floor library.

View from the east side

View of the library from the east side near future transit terminal.

Inside library's main entrance

Inside the library’s main entrance.

View into the children's area

The view into the children’s area.

View from Walmart's parking lot.

View from Walmart’s parking lot. Tarped area represents children’s area on the west side of the building.

View from the north

View from the north. KPMG building in the background.

 

 

 

Work continues on the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre site

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Framework of the second-floor library in the PwC Tower at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) is now complete and work has commenced on the third floor.

The project is currently on time to meet the anticipated opening in Fall 2019.

Construction of VMC library is in full swing.

Area outlined in red shows future VMC Library.