Library Square

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Welcome! Engage Aurora is an interactive, digital space for you to learn about and provide valuable input into Town projects.

This webpage will serve as a central hub for you to visit and receive ongoing project updates. It will also be a great place to interact with other members of the community and share your ideas for how the different spaces can be used, as construction of the square gets underway and the area is transformed into a vibrant destination for our community to enjoy.

ABOUT THE LIBRARY SQUARE PROJECT

With two community spaces and unlimited possibilities, Library Square* is a place where young and old can come together in all seasons to enjoy art, theatre, music, shopping, community events and activities.

Library Square includes two key spaces – a vibrant outdoor square and a new community facility that will feature a flexible performance hall with seating for up to 250 people and a variety of multi-purpose programming spaces that will bring life and energy to our downtown core.

Library Square is a key part of Aurora's exciting downtown revitalization plan.

*The working name for the Town Square is "Library Square". The naming committee has placed name considerations on hold until final plans for the square and addition to 22 Church Street are finalized.

Welcome! Engage Aurora is an interactive, digital space for you to learn about and provide valuable input into Town projects.

This webpage will serve as a central hub for you to visit and receive ongoing project updates. It will also be a great place to interact with other members of the community and share your ideas for how the different spaces can be used, as construction of the square gets underway and the area is transformed into a vibrant destination for our community to enjoy.

ABOUT THE LIBRARY SQUARE PROJECT

With two community spaces and unlimited possibilities, Library Square* is a place where young and old can come together in all seasons to enjoy art, theatre, music, shopping, community events and activities.

Library Square includes two key spaces – a vibrant outdoor square and a new community facility that will feature a flexible performance hall with seating for up to 250 people and a variety of multi-purpose programming spaces that will bring life and energy to our downtown core.

Library Square is a key part of Aurora's exciting downtown revitalization plan.

*The working name for the Town Square is "Library Square". The naming committee has placed name considerations on hold until final plans for the square and addition to 22 Church Street are finalized.

  • Construction Notice

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    09 Apr 2021
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    Beginning the week of April 12, the contractor will begin to create structural foundations (caissons) for the addition to 22 Church St. Large drilling equipment will be moved on site. Due to the nature of this work, there is a potential for dust and construction-related noise from equipment and trucks. Daily construction will generally occur Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. The public is encouraged to use caution in this area. Please cross at designated crosswalks, follow posted signs, and be alert when walking near the construction zone.

  • Installation of the construction banners

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    24 Mar 2021


    Months into the construction of the Town’s newest community facility in the heart of the downtown, Chandos Construction has undertaken extensive demolition and excavation of the Library Square site, including the installation of construction fencing around the perimeter of the property.

    Phase 1 of the fencing is inspired by the Town of Aurora community, emphasizing the people who will use the space and who give Aurora its liveliness, purpose, and vitality.

  • Construction Notice

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    01 Mar 2021
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    On Wednesday, March 3, the rooftop heating and air conditioning units located on the Aurora Public Library roof will be removed by a crane located on the north side of the building. Construction staff will be on site to safely direct pedestrian and vehicle traffic, but the public is encouraged to use caution in this area. Please cross at designated crosswalks, follow posted signs, and be alert when walking near the construction zone.



  • Library Square: Building for the Future

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    12 Feb 2021



    Construction is in full swing, take a look at the amazing progress happening on site.

  • Construction Notice

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    19 Jan 2021
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    Effective Wed. Jan 20, Aurora Public Library will re-open for holds pickup through a new window that has been installed at the south east end of the building on Church Street. For your convenience, a new return slot has been installed at the same location. Holds currently available for pick-up will be extended to Jan 27.

    Visit aurorapl.ca/content/service-updates for ongoing service updates.

  • Aurora Public Library is getting a new look!

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    18 Dec 2020
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    Over the next few months, the Library will receive:

    • a façade transformation that includes elevator access leading from Yonge St. to the second floor
    • two new multi-purpose programming spaces and a board/meeting room
    • a new rooftop reading garden
    • a new corridor leading to an enclosed pedestrian bridge to the 22 Church St. addition
    • a new entrance on the Library’s east side that opens up to the outdoor square

    For service updates and virtual programming visit:

    aurorapl.ca

  • Project Monitoring Task Force

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    17 Dec 2020
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    The Town has formed a Project Monitoring Task Force to monitor and examine all financial and budgetary aspects of Library Square during the construction phase, including project contingency expenditures. The Task Force first met on November 3, 2020 and will meet again on January 13, 2021. Please see the minutes from the first meeting attached.

    Project Monitoring Task Force

  • Construction Banners

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    14 Dec 2020
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    Check out the colourful new banners on the construction fencing in front of 22 Church St. The banners provide information about Aurora Cultural Centre programming during construction. For more information, come by the construction site or go to auroraculturalcentre.ca.

  • Construction Notice

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    04 Dec 2020
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    Starting the week of December 7, demolition work will begin on the Yonge St. entrance to the Aurora Public Library. Large construction equipment will be moved on site and the temporary Library parking area will be closed. Additional on-street parking has been created on Church St. and Victoria St. that the public is encouraged to use instead.

    As you navigate this area, we encourage everyone to cross at designated crosswalks, follow posted signs, and be alert when walking near the construction zone.

    See attached Map for new on-street parking and temporary accessible parking spots.


    Map of work area




  • Construction Time Lapse

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    20 Nov 2020
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    We have mounted a time-lapse camera on the roof of the Aurora Public Library to provide ongoing coverage of Library Square construction. The camera will take a picture once an hour, seven days a week, so make sure to visit this site regularly to see this project take shape before your eyes.