Bathurst Clark Renovation Project

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Since the groundbreaking on September 19th, crews have excavated and disposed of the existing asphalt and base layer, created a new trench for drainage, installed electrical conduits for a new pole light and EV charging stations, and installed new concrete curbs.  In addition, the creation of the new Multi-Use Path is well underway.

Subgrade EV Charging Stations conduit installation

The remaining activities will include placement and compaction of subgrade surfacing, new asphalt and line painting, landscape work, and installation of furniture and fixtures.

Bathurst Clark Renovation Project

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Bathurst Clark Resouce Library’s renovation project officially began in mid-September. The scope of the project will include the addition of six new parking spots, the addition of designated drop off and pick up locations, improvements and resurfacing of the west and north parking lots, the addition of new multipath to the western part of the parking lot and inclusion of new street furniture in the front of the library. 

View of the main entrance from Clark Ave.

The current phase 1 activity is focused on work taking place in the south parking lot, including excavation and disposal of asphalt and base layer; new trench drain installation off Clark entrance; directional boring for conduits to new pole light and EV charging stations; place and compact subgrade surface; installation of new concrete curbs; signage installation; new asphalt and line painting.

View from Library’s main entrance into the parking lot.

Phase 2 will see similar activities being completed in the north parking lot. Phase 3 will consist of landscaping work and is expected to progress from December through April.

Woodbridge Library Renovations

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The Woodbridge Library has undergone extensive renovations since the project began.

What’s been done so far:

  • The two washrooms on the lower level were given a facelift
  • Lighting in the meeting rooms was upgraded to LEDs
  • The walls that face into the open part of the basement were replaced with glass
  • Fresh paint in meeting rooms
  • Coloured film on glass walls of Quiet Study Room
  • New study tables and chairs for the Quiet Study Room have been ordered

Here is a glimpse at the coloured film on the Quiet Study Room glass walls.

Maple Library is Now Open!

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Vaughan Public Libraries is proud to present the reimagined Maple Library! Updated to meet the needs of the local community, the new library space is welcoming, brighter, and modernized. It offers a refreshed children’s area and a new reading garden that’ll ignite your passion and excitement for reading, our in-person programming and our extensive collections. Maple Library’s new look is symbolic of our commitment to adapt and change while offering an incredible array of free programs, services and resources that will be sure to Enrich, Inspire and Transform.

Maple Library Renovation Project Update

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VPL is excited to share that several recent renovation activities at the Maple Library Community Centre have concluded successfully.

Ongoing work includes:

  • Adjustment and reinstallation work of study counter in the quiet area study.
  • Film application and electrical work on the portico entrance structure.
  • Finishing touches in the staff kitchenette and staff entrance area.

Equipment installation has successfully seen the completed reinstallation of the library’s mini sorter, self-checks, and a laptop dispensing kiosk. Configuration of software and network installation work continues to progress nicely.

Library’s Main Entrance
Main Entrance Portico
Children’s Storytime Area
Service Desk
Library’s Mini Sorter
Library’s Express Checkout Station 
Quiet Studyroom
Reading Garden

Bathurst Clark Renovation Project

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The scope of the improvement project includes resurfacing of the existing parking lot area, addressing existing draining issues, incorporating three new parking spaces and five lay-by spaces, including electric vehicle charging stations, the inclusion of pedestrian multipath connecting foot traffic from Promenade Circle to Clark Ave and maintaining accessible parking space requirements. The library’s front entrance will also include new lighting, new benching addition of new planters outside to help strengthen the library’s main entrance and its presence in the community.

Rendering of the new and improved main entrance to BCRL
Inclusion of new parking spaces and new multipurpose path

Maple Library Renovation Project Update

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Construction activities at the Maple Library continued throughout December. Installation of reading garden shade structures and outdoor furniture is now complete. Sound baffles have been painted and hung. All painting work is done, and decorative film decal installation on leaf motives has begun. All CVP flooring is also complete, and preparation for carpet installation is ongoing. Glass installation of library quiet study room is in progress. All millwork pieces have been received and will be installed following carpet installation.

Reading Garden shade structure mounted in place.
Reading garden furniture has been installed.
Glass installation quiet study room in progress.
Decorative decal application on leaf stem in progress.
Decorative ceiling work outside the library’s main entrance is in progress.

Maple Library Renovation Project Update

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Construction activities at the Maple Library Community Centre are progressing. Activities include ceiling installation, wall finish and painting, glazing installation in the quiet study area, carpet, decorative film installation, and many activities associated with the outdoor reading garden. In the next couple of weeks, construction will include the installation of an outstanding ceiling grid, ceiling tiles, baffle installation, and glass installation in the quiet study area. Front foyer work will commence with replacing floor tiles and the leadership structure installation.

Leaf and steam installation
Children’s Area – Glass installation completed
Main Entrance – Sliding door in place
Outdoor Reading Garden – Support posts for the shade structure
Sound baffles on-site awaiting installation
Carpet tile on-site awaiting installation
Reading Garden furniture arrived

Maple Library Renovation Project Update

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Construction on Maple Public Library continues to experience significant progress. The work on wall framing, duct installation, taping, and light fixtures is nearly complete. Installation of the leaf fixture is still in progress and starting to take shape. Work on the Reading Garden has begun as well as the Staff Kitchen and Staff Workroom.

Leaf Installation in Reading Lounge
Leaf stem installation
Leaf installation in Quiet Study Area
Library entrance area
Staff Workroom
Staff Kitchen
Work on pillars has begun
Reading Garden entrance
Reading Garden area
Reading garden – trellis structure preparation work in progress.
Library light installation in progress
Installation of new windows in children’s area is now complete
Installation of new sliding doors complete

Maple Library Renovation Project Update

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Construction work on the Maple Library is progressing well.  Scope of work completed in the last month includes completion of all ventilation and air ductwork as well as the completion of activities related to ceiling painting. Drywalling and taping activities are currently well underway and most recently, the fabrication of the decorative leaf motifs have started to take place in several areas of the library.

Ceiling painting has started
Drywall and taping in Quiet Study Room
Air ductwork completed
Leaf Motif installation
Leaf Motif Installation
Taping progressing in Staff Workroom