East Village welcomes a new neighbour following yesterday’s announcement that the Calgary Central Library will be re-locating to East Village.
The announcement marks another exciting milestone in the development of Calgary’s oldest, newest, coolest, warmest neighbourhood. The new library is envisioned as community gathering space that goes beyond a typical library to include visual arts, archival and exhibit space, theatre and multipurpose space.
“We recognize that the Board of Directors for the Library had other options with respect to the selection of the site for the new library and we are thrilled that they have chosen a site with East Village, says Sheryl McMullen, CMLC’s interim chief operating officer”. The library is a great compliment to the master plan vision of East Village.”
The library’s current location was challenged by limited capacity to serve its growing population and lacked the infrastructure required for new technology and services to meet the needs of Calgarians. This new location will allow for an expansion of these services and builds upon the library’s integral role within the city.
The site of the new library is directly behind (east) Calgary’s municipal building in EV’s Crossing district, which will also be home to the National Music Centre and the restored historic Hillier Block and St. Louis Hotel.
Join us in welcoming this exciting new addition to East Village.