Work continues on the new library in the PwC Tower

Bookmark and Share

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.

Libraries in the new PwC Tower progressing nicely

Bookmark and Share

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

Bookmark and Share

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.

 

 

 

Work continues on the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre site

Bookmark and Share

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.

Second floor, housing the new Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Library, under construction

Bookmark and Share

Work on the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC), including the new library, is in full swing and anticipated to open in Fall 2019.

Library and storefront locations are located along the banner sign.

View looking north. Library and storefront locations are located along the banner sign.

Second floor housing library under construction

Second floor, housing the library, currently under construction.

Construction has begun on the library at the new Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

Bookmark and Share

The construction of the new library to be housed in the PWC Tower of the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) is now in full swing.

The two images below depict the progress being made on-site:

Vaughan Metropolitan Centre as of July 2017

Construction of VMC as of July 2017.

Sept2017 PWC Tower

Construction progress on the PWC Tower as of September 2017.

Groundbreaking of Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Library

Bookmark and Share

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, myvmc.ca. There is also a 3D map where you can explore the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre from street level.

Stay tuned for more updates!