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

Maple Library Renovation Project Update

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Maple Library renovations continue to make great progress. Check out the images below to catch a glimpse at some of the progress being made.

Maple Library Renovation Project Update

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Maple Library renovations continue to make great progress. Check out the images below to catch a glimpse at some of the progress being made.

The western part of the library.
View from the old manager’s office towards the children’s area.
Children’s Area
Tearing down of existing columns in the center of the library.

Maple Library Renovation Project Update

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Maple Library continues to undergo renovations. Hoarding has now been installed.

Maple Library Renovation Project

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Maple Library continues to undergo renovations. Check out the images below to catch a glimpse at some of the Reading Garden renderings.

Maple Library Renovation Project

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BACKGROUND

Monteith Brown Planning Consultants were hired to conduct the Maple Library Special Area Study and re-examine the need and role of Maple Library after the opening of CCRL Civic Centre Resource Library (CCRL) opened in May, 2016. Keep reading to find out what the analysis were!

MAPLE LIBRARY SPECIAL AREA STUDY SUMMARY

The Special Area Study took into considerations many different factors affecting the use of the branch including current demographics, future projections, industry trends, library usage and community feedback. The study collected stakeholder feedback via community survey and series of library user focus groups.

Monteith Brown Planning Consultants found that despite its proximity to CCRL, Maple Library serves a special and unique purpose for the community. We heard from you how co-location to the community centre is of high priority. 66% of survey respondents also indicated no change in their use of Maple Library since the opening of CCRL. Top three things that respondents valued most about Maple Library are: location (68%), staff/service (50%), and convenience of co-location with the Maple Community Centre (48%).

Based on assessment and feedback collected, the consultant’s recommendation for Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL) was to continue to operate Maple Library.  The study recommended reducing the library’s current footprint of 13,000 sq. ft to a smaller size library of 7,500-8,500 sq. ft and to align the re-imagined library to VPL’s current facility service model. The study also suggested to improve library entrance, aesthetic  improvements, comfort, enhanced children and study areas, as well as seamless technology and integrated accessibility features.

PROCESS

ATA Architects Inc. have been contracted to oversee planning and design for Maple Library face-lift! Check out the Maple Library renovation video and design concepts below

Floor Plan Concept

Main entrance to library

Marketplace

Children’s Area

Service Desk

Study Area – view south

Study Area – view north

Quiet Study Room

Inside Quiet Study Room

View of Reading Garden from Quiet Study Room

Reading Garden Access

Reading Garden