At the beginning of 2017, we put together a list of exciting things Brampton was looking forward to in the New Year and one of those things was the brand new Springdale Library–a state of the art institution that was allotted a good share of funding in the city’s 2017 budget.
The brand new library, which has been in the works for some time, is slated to open in the spring.
When Brampton first released its budget report, the city said that “the largest pressure facing the city of Brampton for 2017 is new and enhanced facilities and services.” The 2017 operating budget included an increase of $8.5 million for a host of services, including the Springdale Library & Library Media Support.
The library should boast some pretty top of the line architectural touches that you can learn a little more about from Urban Toronto here.
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The library will be located at the northeast corner of Bramalea Road and Dewside Drive, and Urban Toronto reports that the site has been partly paid for by a developer “to build townhouses instead of the zoned commercial (there still is a commercial big box development directly south of this site).”
RDH Architects actually won an award of excellence from Canadian Architect for the design, which you can see in more detail here.
According to the Canadian Architect document, the site is intended to function as both a new branch library and a community park for the surrounding neighbourhood. The building will boast 20,000 square feet of library program space. There will also be a 5,000 square foot community multi-purpose room.
The neighbourhood park planned for the area will include areas with children’s play equipment, a splash pad, a “contemplative garden” and parking.
Other library features are geothermal heating and cooling, LED lighting strategies, a reflective white roof and more.
All in all, it looks like the library will be both a practical and attractive destination for community members looking to learn, reflect (there is a “contemplative garden,” after all) and socialize.
It should open in the coming months.