Vellore Village Library: July 13 Update

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Deliveries of new furniture and shelving have arrived!

New furniture arrived.

New furniture for Vellore Village Library.

Shelving delivery has arrived.

Shelving has been delivered to library.

Shelving in the library

Shelving inside the Vellore Village Library ready for installation.

Installation of shelves has begun.

Shelving installation has begun.

Installation of shelving

Shelving installation

Shelving installation at VVL.

The shelving installation at Vellore Village Library continues…

Vellore Village Library: July 6 Update

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The construction of the new library adjacent to Vellore Village Community Centre continues to steadily progress.

Library entrance

Entrance to Vellore Village Library.

Nature-inspired decor

Nature-inspired decor.

Display shelving installation

Installation of display shelving.

Bench seating in children's area

Bench seating installed in the children’s area.

Installation of customer service desk

Customer Service desk being installed.

Counter-height seating overlooking skate park

Counter-height seating overlooking the skate park.

Vellore Village Library: June 29 Update

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More internal work, lighting, slatwall installation and seating, has been completed at Vellore Village Library. The entrance for both the library and the Vellore Village Community Centre are almost finished.

New main entrance to Vellore Village Community Centre and Library

The new entrance to the Vellore Village Community Centre and Vellore Village Library.

Vellore Village Library entrance

The entrance to Vellore Village Library.

Main library slat wall installation

Slatwall installation in the main library.

Where automatic book return will be placed

Future spot of automatic book return.

Bench seating in children's area

Bench seating has been placed in the children’s area.

Main library light installation

Light installation in main library.

Installation of counter-height study desks

Counter-height study desks installed.

Entrance to outdoor balcony

The entrance to the outdoor balcony.

Reading Lounge

View of the Reading Lounge.

Work continues on the new library in the PwC Tower

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Great progress of the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre library can be seen from the street as well as from inside. The second-floor library space has been completely glazed in as glazing continues on the upper floors of the building. Installation of the heating ducts inside the library is also progressing well.

Looking northeast from subway square

View from the subway square looking northeast.

West side of the children's area

West elevation showing west side of the children’s area.

Second floor library west view

The west view inside the second-floor library.

Vellore Village Library: June 11 Update

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Progress on the highly-anticipated Vellore Village Library is increasingly noticeable. The installation of the external aluminum composite metal panels on the east, north and west elevations is nearly completed. Substantial progress has been made on ceiling works including installation of ceiling tiles and ceiling-mounted lighting systems. Painting and carpet installation have also been completed. Millwork items, such as desk and wall applications, will be installed next.

View looking south from Villa Royale Avenue

View from Villa Royale Avenue looking south towards the library.

Aluminum cladding work

Aluminum cladding work completed on the west elevation. External lighting has also been installed.

View from Marketplace looking north

View from the main library area looking north. Ceiling and carpet works are completed.

Slatwall installation

Slatwall installation inside the library has begun.

Decorative light fixture

Decorative light fixture hanging in the reading lounge.

Children's area carpet

Carpet in the children’s area.

Study area

The quiet study area.

Millwork pieces are onsite.

All millwork pieces are onsite awaiting installation.

Vellore Village Library: May 25 Update

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Vellore Village Library continues to take shape as countless construction projects are finished and new ones begin.

Main library area

Main library area facing south towards the community centre.

Placement of ceiling tile

Ceiling tile installation progressing well.

Ceiling tile installation

Close-up of installation of ceiling tile.

Balcony view

View on the library balcony.

Construction of VMC libraries is progressing well

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Members of the community celebrated the topping off of the PwC building that will house the two libraries in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC). The building is located in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre adjacent to the VMC subway station and York Region Rapid Transit Bus Terminal.

Photo of PwC building

The main VMC library occupies the second floor. The storefront library is located on the first floor directly behind the YMCA sign.

Future children's area

Margie Singleton, VPL CEO, standing in the future children’s area.

East view

The view east towards the Transit Terminal.

Storefront library

The view into the future storefront library.

View south

The view south towards library’s Marketplace. The open area will house a stairwell in the future.

Vellore Village Library: May 9 Update

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Construction activities on the library show steady progress. The most evident is the external work on the soffit and composite panel installation. Providing a shared entrance to the complex, the new vestibule is under construction. Interior work shows progress on bulkhead work as well as painting.

Activities scheduled for the next two weeks include west elevation panels installation, HVAC works, decorative suspended ceiling work, electrical wiring, spray foam in the new vestibule area, and miscellaneous drywall works.

Soffit and metal panel installation

Soffit and metal panel installation.

New complex vestibule

Work on new vestibule to the complex in progress.

Ceiling installation.

Ceiling installation has commenced.

Close up of ceiling tile

Close-up of ceiling tile installation.

Washroom accessories

Washroom accessories installed.

Installation of internal doors

Installation of internal doors.

Painted walls in study area

Painted walls in study area.

Vellore Village Library: April 18 Update

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Progress is moving steadily on the construction of Vellore Village Library. It’s easier to envision what this 8,300 square foot, hour-glass shaped library will look like when it’s finished, inside and out!

external view of library

External view of library from Villa Royale,

Library area facing south

Main library area facing south towards the community centre.

Main library area

Main library area facing Villa Royale Avenue.

New vestibule for community centre and library

Construction of a new vestibule to the community centre and library.

Ongoing steel structure framing

Ongoing steel structure framing.

lights in staff workroom

Lights have been installed in the staff workroom.

Staff workroom windowsills installed

Windowsills in staff workroom installed and painting activities ongoing.

Staff kitchen cabinetry

Staff kitchen cabinetry installed.

Bulkhead work completed

Bulkhead work completed.

 

Light installation staff area

Lights installation in the staff area is ongoing.

Interior walls painted

Painting of interior walls ongoing.

 

Drywalling and taping in study area

Drywalling and taping work continue in the quiet study area.

 

 

 

Wiring of balcony

Wiring of balcony completed and ready for railing installation.

Vellore Village Library: March 6 Update

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Construction activities continue at the site of the new library. Glazing installation is nearly completed as insulation, drywalling and taping work continues. Ceiling framing and hangers are well underway and preparation for ceiling work has started.

Activities scheduled for the next two weeks include framing of the structural soffit, ceiling hangers installation, completion of bulkhead framing, tile work and IT room set-up to power equipment.

Drywalling and taping progressing well

Drywalling and taping are progressing well.

Ceiling installation preparation

Preparation for ceiling installation.

Tiling in washroom area

Tiling is underway in the washroom area.

Drywalling in children's area

Drywalling ongoing in the children’s area.

Study room insulation and drywalling

Insulation and drywalling activities in the study room.

Electrical panels installed in IT room

Electrical panels have been installed in the IT room.

Decorative roofing detail ongoing

Decorative roofing detail work is ongoing.