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Groundbreaking of Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Library

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!


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