Vaughan Metropolitan Centre 360 Degree Virtual Tour

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Explore Vaughan’s vibrant, modern urban centre for residents and businesses through this interactive 360 Degree Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) video tour. You will catch a glimpse of the building’s inspiring multi-use office towers, upcoming VMC Library and Storefront Library, subway access, open green space, urban squares, pedestrian shopping areas and restaurants, and walking and cycling paths.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmOdyAfL2pk&t=28s

Watch VMC’s interactive virtual 360 tour, an emerging downtown poised to be the financial, innovation and cultural centre of Vaughan.

Update on the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Library

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PROGRESS ON CONSTRUCTION WORK

The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Library (VMC) and Storefront Library construction fit-out phase continues with great progress. This includes installation of many internal walls and partitions. Vaughan Public Libraries’ staff continue to meet regularly with project architects and discussions regarding signage, wayfinding and graphic design  are ongoing. Substantial completion continues to be targeted for mid 2020 followed by the opening of the full facility.

View from west into children’s area

View from south into Storefront Library

Inside Storefront Library.

Book return installed!

Library entrance area. Elevators and staff workroom situated behind walls.

Quiet study area overlooking lobby.

Library view west towards children’s area.

Project Update – Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Library

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BACKGROUND

Construction of the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Library (VMC) and Storefront location is progressing well. The 9,000 sq. ft. library located on the second floor of the office building features popular design elements found in all VPL libraries. These elements will include a marketplace featuring new and popular materials, quiet and group study, bright and open children’s area, mobile furniture on castors, and newest and self-service technologies. The 400 sq. ft. Storefront library will be located below the library directly at the street level. The Storefront library will be completely self-service, feature access to new and popular materials and will be accessible to users by scanning their library card.

 LIBRARY INTERIORS

MJMA architectural firm has been retained by the project partners to design the interior spaces and finishes for the library, the City’s recreational space and the YMCA. VPL staff have worked closely with the architects since 2017 to complete the interior finishes ensuring the VPL Board’s vision for both spaces was incorporated as per the Board direction. At a recent meeting of the Vaughan Public Library Board, the architects presented the interior designs for both the Community library space and the Storefront library and solicited the Board’s feedback. Suggestions supplied by the Board have been incorporated and enabled the library construction to progress.

-The 9,000 sq. ft. Vaughan Metropolitan Library design

 

-Interior designs for the Community library space and Storefront library

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.

January 20, 2019: Celebration at Bathurst Clark Resource Library

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Join us on January 20 as Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL) celebrates Bathurst Clark Resource Library’s 25th anniversary and the grand opening of the Library’s new Children’s Area and Learn It! Lab. The official welcome will take place from 10:30 to 11 a.m., followed by the opening of the new spaces.

Bathurst Clark Resource Library 25th anniversary and opening of Learn It Lab

 

The day will be filled with exciting activities for all ages including a special Family Storytime with Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, magic by X.Ray, puppet show by Applefun Puppetry, pop-up storytimes, book arts workshops and STEAM activities! Visit our website to see the schedule of the day.

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.

 

Bathurst Clark Resource Library is now open!

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After being closed for renovations, VPL is excited to announce Bathurst Clark Resource Library is now re-open to the public.

With new paint and carpeting throughout, you will notice more comfy seating, expanded and flexible study spaces including upgraded and refurbished study tables with electrical outlets,  meeting/study rooms with white boards, renovated washrooms and two convenient book return slots on the exterior wall of the Library! According to one customer, the renovations make the space feel “lighter and brighter”. Be sure to check it out yourself!

Entrance to Bathurst Clark Resource Library with new seating on both sides.

Entrance to Bathurst Clark Resource Library with new seating on both sides.

New bar seating by the vending machines and main entrance.

New bar seating by the vending machines and main entrance.

New, comfy seating, paint and carpeting throughout the library.

New, comfy seating, paint and carpeting throughout the library.

Expanded study areas

Expanded study areas.

Study tables with electrical outlets.

More study tables with electrical outlets.

Friendly VPL staff to answer your questions.

Friendly VPL staff to answer your questions.

Bright, renovated washrooms.

Bright, renovated washrooms.

Convenient book return slots by the library entrance.

Convenient book return slots by the library entrance.

Close-up of exterior book return slots.

Close-up of exterior book return slots.

The temporary children's area as construction continues on the new space including the Learn It! lab

The temporary children’s area as construction continues on the new space including the Learn It! lab.

Construction still continues on the Children's area and Learn It! lab

Construction continues on the Children’s area and Learn It! lab.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Please note the Children’s area is temporarily smaller until the new Children’s area and Learn It! Lab are completed, which is expected to open in December. Until then, all children’s programming will be held at Dufferin Clark Library.

Renovations continue at Bathurst Clark Resource Library

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Work is steadily progressing at Bathurst Clark Resource Library.

Entrance to main library from children's area

Entrance to main library from children’s area.

Hallway with accessible washroom

Hallway with accessible washroom.

Tiles in the women's washroom

Tiles in the women’s washroom.

Library staff workroom

Library staff workroom.

Vellore Village Library: July 6 Update

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The construction of the new library adjacent to Vellore Village Community Centre continues to steadily progress.

Library entrance

Entrance to Vellore Village Library.

Nature-inspired decor

Nature-inspired decor.

Display shelving installation

Installation of display shelving.

Bench seating in children's area

Bench seating installed in the children’s area.

Installation of customer service desk

Customer Service desk being installed.

Counter-height seating overlooking skate park

Counter-height seating overlooking the skate park.