Project Update – VMC Library & VMC Express

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Activities in both library spaces continue to progress. The non-carpeted areas in both libraries have now been installed. Carpet installation is expected to take place in the next week. Installation of lightbox fixture as well as all fixed millwork furniture including counter height study tables and integrated millwork benching is ongoing. Installation of glazing has now also begun in the second-level library space.

View from YMCA’s Yoga Studio to lobby and second-level library.

 

Lightbox installation in progress.

 

Quite Study Room.

 

Staff Workroom. Hard surface flooring has been installed and is being protected.

 

Millwork Bench Installation in Children’s Area.

 

Counter height study tables overlooking Transit Square.

 

City of Vaughan Community Kitchen to be programmed by VPL.

 

City of Vaughan Community Kitchen to be programmed by VPL.

 

Project Update – VMC Library & VMC Express

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The VMC Library and VMC Express construction activities are progressing as per the project schedule.

The 9000 sq ft library will be located on the second floor of the office building while the 400sq ft VMC Express will be located below the library directly at the street level.

Lightbox samples that will be installed on the north wall of the VMC Library.

 

Glazing work continues and glass partitions and glass walls are being installed. Carpet installation has begun, and the staged approach is anticipated to take place over the course of the next few months. Lightboxes will also be installed on the north wall of the VMC Library. Lightboxes help maximize visibility, adds vibrancy to space, and are cost-efficient and energy-saving.

Rendering of Lightboxes planned for VMC Library.

Project Update – VMC Library & VMC Express

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The VMC Library and VMC Express are currently under construction in the Pricewaterhouse Coopers office building in the city’s new downtown area.

The 9000 sq ft library will be located on the second floor of the office building while the 400 sq ft VMC Express will be located below the library directly at the street level.

External view of VMC Express

Internal view into VMC Express

Eastwards view of VMC Library. View from Children’s Area towards the Marketplace.

Completed wood ceiling and electrical work in Children’s Area.

Ceiling work in the remaining library space.

Main entrance door frame installation completed.

Hallway view depicting VMC Express on the main floor, VMC Library on the second floor, and CoV Recreational Space on the third floor.

Project Update – VMC Library & VMC Express

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PROGRESS UPDATE

On April 3, 2020, construction came to a halt at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) Library and VMC Express as per the Province’s directive in the fight of COVID-19. Since May 18, 2020, construction activities have resumed and contractors are back on site working in accordance with the required guidelines. Anticipated opening of the new facility is targeted for Winter 2021.

Credits: www.myvmc.ca

Library view east towards market place

Staircase to the 3rd floor visible from the children’s area.

Children’s area facing north

What’s happening at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Library & VMC Library Express?

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PROGRESS UPDATE

Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) Library and VMC Library Express are coming to you very soon! 90% of the drywall work has been completed in both library areas and most walls and ceilings have been painted. The lighting installation is also 50% complete with the large continuous fixtures installed at the Children’s area and in the main library area.

In the next few weeks, ceiling and interior glazing wall installation are scheduled to begin. The interior and exterior signage installation are also in the works.

Substantial completion continues to be set for mid-July. Soft opening is targeted for August and the official opening end of September.

First library lights have been installed. Ceiling preparation for the wood ceiling installation has been completed.

View from Children’s Area east towards the Marketplace

Stairwell from main lobby to second level library and third level CoV’s space.

Quite Study Area visible from downstairs lobby

 

 

Announcing Names of the Two New Libraries

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The Vaughan Public Library Board is proud to announce the official names of the new upcoming libraries located in the Pricewaterhouse Coopers Tower in the city’s new downtown area.
The 9000 sq ft main library has been named VMC (Vaughan Metropolitan Centre) Library and the 400 sq ft storefront as VMC Library Express.

Watch out for more details as we approach the openings of these two new libraries!

We Asked You to Pick a Seat!

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Vaughan Public Libraries is preparing to open new Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) Libraries in Summer 2020! Interior work is progressing well and procurement of shelving, mill work and furniture is also being coordinated simultaneously.

While some furniture will be replicated from our other libraries, including study tables, study chairs and merchandising furniture; other furniture including lounge seating will be selected through the chair survey results completed last year.

We are pleased to announce we have received 551 survey results which are being reviewed. Thank you to all customers who stopped by to test out the eight unique lounge chairs that were displayed at Civic Centre Resource Library form November 18, 2019 to December 13, 2019. We were so thrilled to see the interest and involvement Vaughan Community showed in testing out the lounge chairs. Your feedback is crucial in helping us decide what lounge chairs VMC will have. 

Some of the Lounge Chair Options for VMC Libraries

Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and Storefront Library Interior Design

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BACKGROUND

Construction of the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) and Storefront Library is progressing well. Check out sneak peak of the interior design work that the architectural firm, MJMA, will soon begin in the library spaces. 

VMC and Storefront Library Floor Plan

Storefront Library Precedent

Storefront Library Precedent

Storefront Library Precedent

Storefront Library- Concept Diagram

Storefront Library Perspective

Storefront Library- Interior Views

VMC Library – Second Floor – Plan

VMC Library Front Desk

VMC Library Colored Fins Sequence

VMC Second Floor and Storefront Library Concept Elevation/Section

VMC Library -Children Area Floor Plan

VMC Library- Children Area

While some furniture at VMC and Storefront Library will be replicated with ones from existing libraries, other furniture like the lounge seating will be selected with your feedback. Arrangements have been made to make sample of these chairs available for you from November 18 to December 13 at Civic Centre Resource Library. We hope you will try out the chairs and share your input with us! 

Project Update – Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Library

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PROGRESS OF CONSTRUCTION WORKBACKGROUND

Construction continues at Vaughan Metropolitan Centre and Storefront Library. Staff had an opportunity to visit the site and observe progress made to date.  Plumbing, electrical and mechanical activities are all underway. Landscaping work around the building has been completed and construction fit-out phase continues. The anticipated substantial completion is targeted for Summer 2020, with the opening of the facility to follow about a month later.

North-west view of PwC tower

Main entrance to the tower located steps away from the bus terminal.

East-west promenade  shared space between project partners.

View into the community kitchen space to be operated by VPL.

View into the second story library from what will be the entrance to the Library.

Gold band along the south façade of the Library’s Marketplace area.

West view from the Marketplace into the Children’s area.

View into staff workroom

View into quite study space

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.