Pleasant Ridge Library Celebrated Its Grand Opening on April 26

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The Mayor, members of Council and of the Vaughan Public Library Board officially opened Pleasant Ridge Library on Sunday, April 26 at the Grand Opening Celebration. Hundreds of community members and their families enjoyed fun-filled activities such as face painting, balloon art, storytimes and meeting Buzz Lightyear.

Pleasant Ridge Grand Opening Celebration

From L to R: Aleksandra Dowiat-Vine, VPL Director of Planning & Communications; Joe Maio, President of Maystar General Contractors; Margie Singleton, VPL Chief Executive Officer; Devender Sandhu, VPL Board Chair; Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, City of Vaughan; Michael McKenzie, former VPL Board Chair; Sandra Yeung Racco, Ward 4 Councillor & VPL Board Trustee; Maya Goldenberg, VPL Board Trustee & President of former Thornhill Woods Community Association; Gary McCluskie, Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects; and Terri Watman, VPL Director of Service Delivery.

The Pleasant Ridge Library is the newest branch of Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL). It has been built as an addition to the North Thornhill Community Centre at 300 Pleasant Ridge Avenue.

In November 2013, it was announced that the library would be designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects and built by Maystar General Contractors. A site dedication ceremony was held in December. Construction began in February, 2014 and was completed in December. The library opened to the public on December 20.

“It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Vaughan Public Libraries’ newest addition – the Pleasant Ridge Library. This vibrant new library provides a welcoming space for all Thornhill Woods residents. With many child-friendly features such as heated floors in the children’s area, interactive play units and early literacy stations, the library is especially a great place for children to learn and play. Like all VPL branches, Pleasant Ridge Library will enrich, inspire and transform the lives of many Vaughan citizens,” said Devender Sandhu, Chair, Vaughan Public Library Board.




Pleasant Ridge Library Official Grand Opening Celebration – Sunday, April 26

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Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL) invites you to the official Grand Opening Celebration of Pleasant Ridge Library on Sunday, April 26.  Join us for an afternoon of family entertainment between 1:30 to 4 p.m. Enjoy music performed by the Thornhill Community Band, refreshments and family activities including special storytimes, meet with Buzz Lightyear, face painting and balloon art.

Pleasant Ridge Grand Opening

Civic Centre Resource Library – April 10

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As of this week, the primary structural steel appears to be complete. Installation of the secondary steel such as trim edges is ongoing. Metal decking installation is complete on the first level, and is approximately 60% complete on the second level. Mechanical and electrical rough-in as well as connection welding continue to progress.

View of the west from the courtyard.

Metal decking work continues on the second level.

Electrical rough-in has progressed at maker space & music room.

Secondary steel-trim edges are being installed.

Structural tie-ins are ongoing.


Civic Centre Resource Library – April 3

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As of this week, the primary structural steel is almost complete. Installation of secondary steel such as trim edges is ongoing. Connection welding continues. Metal decking over the first floor is in place and has started on the second floor. Mechanical and electrical rough-in has begun. Installation of rain water leaders at the collaboration space is underway. Conduit runs are being installed at the maker space and music room areas.


Steel work is ongoing.

april 2

Decking work has commenced at second floor.


Grading is ongoing in preparation for slab on grade.


Electrical rough-in commenced above ground at maker space & music room.


Roof joist connections are ongoing.