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Library Projects

Project details:

  • Estimated cost: $16.6 million
  • Architect: ZAS Architects
  • Contractor: PCL Constructors

Background

According to the City of Mississauga’s Strategic Plan, one of the City’s strategic goals is to build and maintain its infrastructure for its citizens and for generations to come. A sound, functional and attractive infrastructure is integral in completing its neighbourhoods, as we build a City for the 21st century.

The Burnhamthorpe Branch Library, which serves a local population of over 60,000 residents, is located in a community with significant newcomer populations. Constructed in 1974, the award-winning building houses a public library, 201-seat theatre, meeting rooms, and storage space, and provides a wide range of services.

Objectives and benefits

The renovation project will address lifecycle maintenance needs, modernization of library space, accessibility barriers, consolidation of service points, introduction of self-service technology, a redesign of the entrance and lobby as multiuse spaces, improved exterior linkages to surrounding parkland and amenities and enable a partnership with Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre.

Redevelopment of the Burnhamthorpe Branch Library will address lifecycle maintenance needs to extend the life of the building by 25 years, including replacement of roof, lobby windows, public washroom fixtures and carpets; upgrades to HVAC system and fire systems; green technologies for energy efficiencies.

To be more effective at meeting the needs of it users, library space will be modernized; service points consolidated; self-service technology introduced; entrance and lobby space redesigned; accessibility barriers addressed; parking lot flow corrected; linkages to surrounding parkland and amenities improved. Space will also be created to permit a partnership between the Burnhamthorpe Branch Library and Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre to develop a community hub for residents and provide opportunities for joint programming and cost sharing.

For a glimpse of the new library click on: Project Drawings

Project details:

  • Estimated cost: $2.5 million
  • Project Management: MHPM Project Managers Inc.
  • Architect: Rounthwaite Dick and Hadley Architect Inc.
  • Contractor: Brown Daniels Associates

Background

According to the City of Mississauga’s Strategic Plan, one of the City’s strategic goals is to build and maintain its infrastructure for its citizens and for generations to come. A sound, functional and attractive infrastructure is integral in completing its neighbourhoods, as we build a City for the 21st century.

The 2004 Library Master Plan called for the redevelopment of Lakeview Branch Library, due to age, mechanical lifecycle issues and functionality. The library opened in 1967 with an addition built in 1974 and further renovations in 1990. The 7,610-foot facility services 22,000 local residents.

A renovation program for this older facility in the south of Mississauga has been reviewed and is ready for implementation.

Objectives and benefits

The scope of work includes addressing replacement of HVAC, sanitary piping, improved air distribution, replacement of baseboard heaters and fan-forced electric heaters, removal of stable asbestos, skylight and support replacement, window and door replacement, replacement of carpet and flooring, painting, replacement of circulation desk, shelving, tables and chairs, reconfigure workspace, program room and storage space, reconfigure public washrooms to meet Mississauga Accessibility Design guidelines, install energy efficient technology due to high utility rates, provide standard interior and exterior signage, improve customer entrance including covered vestibule, introduce interior and exterior Closed Circuit Television, improve public computer workspace configuration and add a quiet study room and vending hut.

Renovation of Lakeview Branch Library will enable the building to remain in good repair while meeting customer needs. The economic life of the building will be extended; energy savings will be realized, a new HVAC system will improve air quality; washrooms will be improved, exterior ramps will be replaced to address accessibility issues, closed circuit television will increase safety; staff workspaces will be designed to accommodate today’s technology; customers will have an updated, welcoming facility to gather, borrow materials and use resources. Renovations will also address the changing demographics and the electronic needs of customers.

For a glimpse of the new library click on: Project Drawings

Project details:

  • Estimated cost: $4 million
  • Project Management: MHPM Project Managers Inc.
  • Architect: Rounthwaite Dick and Hadley Architect Inc.
  • Contractor: Brown Daniels Associates

Background

According to the City of Mississauga’s Strategic Plan, one of the City’s strategic goals is to build and maintain its infrastructure for its citizens and for generations to come. A sound, functional and attractive infrastructure is integral in completing its neighbourhoods, as we build a City for the 21st century.

The 2004 Library Master Plan called for the redevelopment of the Lorne Park Branch Library due to age, mechanical lifecycle issues and functionality. The original structure opened in 1967 with an addition built in 1974 and further renovations in 1988/89. The 12,000-foot facility services 23,000 local residents.

A renovation program for this older facility in the south of Mississauga has been reviewed and is ready for implementation.

Objectives and benefits

The scope of work includes addressing sanitary piping, improved air distribution, replacement of baseboard heaters and fan-forced electric heaters, window replacement, interior lighting deficiencies, interior and exterior Closed Circuit Television, circulation area modifications, signs, shelving, painting, and the addition of a quiet study room and reconfiguration of the staff workplace.

Renovations of Lorne Park Branch Library will enable the building to remain in good repair while meeting customer needs. The economic life of the building will be extended; energy savings will be realized, air quality improvements would benefit customers and staff, closed circuit television will increase safety; staff workspaces will be designed to accommodate today’s technology; customers will have an updated, welcoming facility to gather, borrow materials and use resources. Increased library usage is expected as a result of physical improvements to the building, benefiting residents, especially youth and older adults.

For a glimpse of the new library, please click on: Project Drawings

Project details:

  • Estimated cost: $3.1 million
  • Project Management: MHPM Project Managers Inc.
  • Architect: Rounthwaite Dick and Hadley Architect Inc.
  • Contractor: Brown Daniels Associates

Background

According to the City of Mississauga’s Strategic Plan, one of the City’s strategic goals is to build and maintain its infrastructure for its citizens and for generations to come. A sound, functional and attractive infrastructure is integral in completing its neighbourhoods, as we build a City for the 21st century.

The 2004 Library Master Plan called for the redevelopment of the Port Credit Branch Library, due to age, mechanical lifecycle issues and functionality. Opened in 1962, further renovations took place in 1992. Located in historic Port Credit, along the banks of the Credit River in beautiful Port Credit Memorial Park, this library services 60,000 local residents.

A renovation program for this 7,600 square foot, older facility in the south of Mississauga has been reviewed and is ready for implementation.

Objectives and benefits

Components of the project include upgrades to roof, windows, HVAC, water and sewer piping and carpet, interior and exterior Closed Circuit Television, circulation area modifications, replacement of aged furnishings, signs and shelving, painting, addition of a quiet study room and reconfiguration of the staff workplace.

Renovations of the Port Credit Branch Library will enable the building to remain in good repair while meeting customer needs. The economic life of the building will be extended; energy savings will be realized, a new HVAC system will improve air quality; washrooms will be improved, exterior ramps will be replaced to address accessibility issues, closed circuit television will increase safety; staff workspaces will be designed to accommodate today’s technology; customers will have an updated, welcoming facility to gather, borrow materials and use resources. Renovations will also address the changing demographics and the electronic needs of customers.

For a glimpse of the new library click on: Project Drawings

Background

According to the City of Mississauga’s Strategic Plan, one of the City’s strategic goals is to build and maintain its infrastructure for its citizens and for generations to come. A sound, functional and attractive infrastructure is integral in completing its neighbourhoods, as we build a City for the 21st century.

The Burnhamthorpe Branch Library, which serves a local population of over 60,000 residents, is located in a community with significant newcomer populations. Constructed in 1974, the award-winning building houses a public library, 201-seat theatre, meeting rooms, and storage space, and provides a wide range of services.

Project details

  • Estimated cost: $16.6 million
  • Architect: ZAS Architects
  • Contractor: PCL Constructors

Background

According to the City of Mississauga’s Strategic Plan, one of the City’s strategic goals is to build and maintain its infrastructure for its citizens and for generations to come. A sound, functional and attractive infrastructure is integral in completing its neighbourhoods, as we build a City for the 21st century.

The Burnhamthorpe Branch Library, which serves a local population of over 60,000 residents, is located in a community with significant newcomer populations. Constructed in 1974, the award-winning building houses a public library, 201-seat theatre, meeting rooms, and storage space, and provides a wide range of services.

Objectives and benefits

The renovation project will address lifecycle maintenance needs, modernization of library space, accessibility barriers, consolidation of service points, introduction of self-service technology, a redesign of the entrance and lobby as multiuse spaces, improved exterior linkages to surrounding parkland and amenities and enable a partnership with Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre.

Redevelopment of the Burnhamthorpe Branch Library will address lifecycle maintenance needs to extend the life of the building by 25 years, including replacement of roof, lobby windows, public washroom fixtures and carpets; upgrades to HVAC system and fire systems; green technologies for energy efficiencies.

To be more effective at meeting the needs of it users, library space will be modernized; service points consolidated; self-service technology introduced; entrance and lobby space redesigned; accessibility barriers addressed; parking lot flow corrected; linkages to surrounding parkland and amenities improved. Space will also be created to permit a partnership between the Burnhamthorpe Branch Library and Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre to develop a community hub for residents and provide opportunities for joint programming and cost sharing.

For a glimpse of the new library click on:
Project Drawings

Drawings

Status

December 2011

Information below is current as of the date identified. Information, including the date and status for each phase may change throughout the project. Updates will be posted once a month.

Project timeline

  • Consultant contract, June 2009 – Complete
  • Pre-design, July 2009 – Complete
  • Design development, August 2009 – Complete
  • Library closure, January 31, 2010 – Complete
  • Tendering, February to December 2010 – Complete
  • Construction start, March 2010 – Complete
  • Construction completion, May 30, 2011 – Complete
  • Open to the public, June 1, 2011 – Complete
  • Official opening event, August 6, 2011 – Complete
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