The announcement that a new city library would be built in East Village is exciting news for all villagers, current and future.
The building will sit just east of City Hall, over the LRT tunnel that leads to Stampede. It’s early days, design-wise, but this “massing model”, released August 11, gives an idea of the scale of the building. Library CEO Gerry Meek said that a feasibility study on the library suggests the creation of a “cultural campus” made up of the library and potentially an arts gallery, museum or other space in a separate building to the north of the library along 7th Ave. SE. Add that to the National Music Centre on 4th St. at 9th Ave. SE, and you have an East Village of Rattle, Hum and Read. Can’t wait!