New library on Villa Royale Avenue officially named

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The Vaughan Public Library Board is proud to announce that the official name of the 8,300-sq. ft. library connected to the Vellore Village Community Centre will be the Vellore Village Library!

Construction steadily continues. Ninety-five percent of the curtain wall glazing has been installed. Remaining glazing and sealing is expected to be fully completed in the next two weeks. The structural exterior stud work has also been completed.

Arial view of library

Aerial view of the new library overlooking the skate park.

South view from balcony

The south view from cantilevered balcony. Soffit framing continues.

Libraries in the new PwC Tower progressing nicely

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Construction activities of the new libraries, on the first and second floors of the PwC Tower at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) site, are in full swing. Great progress can be seen from the future VMC downtown core including the subway station and while travelling along local arteries.

PwC Tower view from southeast

View of the PwC Tower from the southeast.

VMC facing north

View from in front of the VMC subway station facing north.

VPL staff visit Vaughan Metropolitan Centre library construction site

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Vaughan Public Libraries staff and project partners were invited to visit the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) site and witnessed first hand the steady progress of the new libraries on the first and second floors of the PwC Tower.

VPL and COV staff on second floor

Vaughan Public Libraries staff and City of Vaughan Recreation staff on the second floor near the future York Region Transit hub.

View from the northwest of the second story library

Northwest view of the second-floor library.

View from the east side

View of the library from the east side near future transit terminal.

Inside library's main entrance

Inside the library’s main entrance.

View into the children's area

The view into the children’s area.

View from Walmart's parking lot.

View from Walmart’s parking lot. Tarped area represents children’s area on the west side of the building.

View from the north

View from the north. KPMG building in the background.

 

 

 

The new year brings progress with library construction at Vellore Village Community Centre

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Construction activities continue to move forward at the Vellore Village Community Centre’s new library.

Winter protection has been installed allowing interior work to continue during the winter months. Metal supports, steel stud framing and curtain work is ongoing in preparation for glazing installation. HVAC and work on mechanical units has been completed. Work on electrical rough-ins above ground continues.

View from Villa Royale Avenue

Steel stud framing for glazing installation in progess. View from Villa Royale Avenue.

View from parking lot into the Reading Lounge area

Steel stud framing for glazing installation in progess. View from Vellore Village Community Centre’s parking lot into the library’s Reading Lounge Area.

Workroom windows ready for glazing installation

Workroom windows ready for glazing installation.

Entrance into the new library

Entrance area into the new library.

Duct work above the Marketplace area complete

Complete duct work above the Marketplace area.

Ceiling installation has started

Preparation for ceiling installation has commenced.

 

 

Civic Centre Resource Library’s latest window covering

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As you enter the Civic Centre Resource Library, you will now be greeted by a fantastic image at the front entrance of the library.

The photo was taken at the Grand Opening Celebration in September 2016 during a storytime led by staff member, Lonnie Freedman.

Front window at Civic Centre Resource Library

An over 10 feet tall by 14 feet wide, opaque vinyl image adorns the entrance at Civic Centre Resource Library.

 

Pierre Berton Resource Library’s MAKE IT! has a new look

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A new accent wall and branded whiteboards now showcase Pierre Berton Resource Library’s MAKE IT! space.

The back wall of MAKE IT! has been painted a navy blue. Vinyl words such as Die Cutter, Robotics and Coding are scattered throughout with #BeAmaker, lettering 4 ft. wide by 1.5 ft. tall, highlighted on the central part of the wall.

Five mobile whiteboards have also been covered with high gloss vinyl on one side to define the area where makers of all levels go to create. Each brilliantly-coloured, 6 ft. wide by 3.5 ft. height board shows various activities happening in the space: green screen, electronics, virtual reality and 3D printing. You must check it out!

Accent wall of Make It

MAKE IT!’s new back wall.

Colourful mobile whiteboards

Colourful mobile whiteboards define MAKE IT!

New soft seating for our libraries!

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New chairs have been delivered to Ansley Grove, Dufferin Clark and Woodbridge Libraries, giving a cozier and bright new look for you to enjoy. Be sure to visit us today!

New chairs at Woodbridge Library

Woodbridge Library has comfortable new chairs in various spots throughout the library. Pick your favourite!

New seating at Ansley Grove Library

Bring a few friends and grab a seat at Ansley Grove Library.

New chairs at Dufferin Clark Library

Envision yourself, with a book, in the comfort of one of these new chairs at Dufferin Clark Library.

Vellore Village South Library: December 18 Update

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Construction activities are ongoing at the Vellore Village Community Centre’s new library. Roof work and curtain wall framing are anticipated to be completed in the next two weeks, followed by curtain wall installation.

Winter protection installation on the library deck is anticipated to be installed in the coming weeks. This will ensure work activities scheduled for the interior of the building can proceed and will be protected from various weather elements.

The new vestibule area and entrance into the library

The new vestibule area and entrance into the library.

Blueskin installation completed

Blueskin installation completed on the north side of the library.

North view into the library

View from the north into the library.

HVAC unit ready to be installed

The HVAC unit ready to be installed.

Work continues on the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre site

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Framework of the second-floor library in the PwC Tower at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) is now complete and work has commenced on the third floor.

The project is currently on time to meet the anticipated opening in Fall 2019.

Construction of VMC library is in full swing.

Area outlined in red shows future VMC Library.

Vellore Village South Library: November 13 Update

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Construction progresses on the new library at the Vellore Village Community Centre and the facility’s hourglass shape continues to be revealed.

Main entrance to the library

Main entrance into the library from the Community Centre’s vestibule.

Staff workroom masonry completed

Masonry work completed at staff workroom.

Heating system installation

Heating system installation.

Interior wall framing

Framing of interior walls is ongoing.