Groundbreaking of Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Library

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Exciting times continue at Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL). On June 20, 2017, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the PwC-YMCA Tower, which includes a new library!!

City of Vaughan Mayor and Members of Council

Left to Right: Alan Shefman, Ward 5 Councillor; Medhat Mahdy, President and CEO, YMCA; Marilyn Iafrate, Ward 1 Councillor & VPL Board Trustee;  Gino Rosati, Regional Councillor; Mario Ferri, Deputy Mayor, Regional Councillor & VPL Board Trustee; Devender Sandhu, VPL Board Chair; Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua; Mitchell Goldhar, Chairman of the SmartREIT Board; Steven Del Duca,  Vaughan MPP and Minister of Transportation; Rajendra Kothari, Vice-Chair, PwC Canada; and Sandra Yeung Racco, Ward 4 Councillor & VPL Board Trustee.

Four speakers at VMC

Four of the speakers at the groundbreaking: Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, City of Vaughan; Mitchell Goldhar, Chairman of the SmartREIT Board; Steven Del Duca,  Vaughan MPP and Minister of Transportation; and Devender Sandhu, VPL Board Chair.

The 236,00 sq. ft. PwC-YMCA Tower is part of the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) development project. In this five-minute video, various stakeholders including Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua discuss the vision of the urban centre.

The VMC library will be approximately 10,000 sq. ft. located on the PwC-YMCA Tower’s second floor. It is expected to open in winter 2019. A 350 sq. ft. self-service, storefront library will also be located at street level by the main entrance which will be open to you 24/7 with your library card!

PwC-YMCA building

The PwC-YMCA building where the new library will be located on the second floor. A self=service, storefront library will also be available by the first floor main entrance.

To discover more details about VMC, the City of Vaughan has launched a microsite, There is also a 3D map where you can explore the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre from street level.

Stay tuned for more updates!


Vellore Village South Library Update: June 29

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Despite the rain, construction of the Vellore Village South Library steadily continues.
Check out some quick photo updates below.

West side foundations and columns

View of foundations and structural columns along the west side of the building.

Work on underground plumbing

Work on underground plumbing in public and staff areas.

Backfilling and compaction

Backfilling and compaction work in progress.

Work on exterior wall facing Weston Road.



A Wall of Nature and Whimsy at Pleasant Ridge Library

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A delightful scene will greet you now when you visit the Pleasant Ridge Library. A mural of birds, a tree and a cat have been added to the wall by the entrance to the Reading Garden. Stop by the library and see it for yourself!

Pleasant Ridge Library mural

The lovely mural above the Reading Garden entrance.

Did you notice the adorable cat above the doorway?





Ensuring a strong foundation for Vellore Village South Library

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Construction continues on the building foundation work with back-filling to support the new library.

View looking north at foundation walls

View looking north at foundation walls (both images).

View looking south-east

View looking south-east at foundation work.

View looking north at foundation walls

View looking at foundation wall on west side of basement mechanical room.