The East Gwillimbury Public Library’s next branch will be in the Health and Active Living Plaza (HALP). The HALP will be more than a recreation facility in the traditional sense. We are committed to becoming a service arranger and provider. The HALP will be a destination point in our community, offering complementary services through partnerships with local community groups.
What will be in the building?
This new facility, located in Queensville, will feature EG’s first Aquatics Centre, a new library branch, a gymnasium, program spaces with a teaching kitchen, a nature themed playspace, and an interior boardwalk featuring local art.
For a full description and map of the site, as well as the plans for the extensive park space around the building, check out the Town’s Site Plan and Map for the HALP below.
What will be in the new library branch?
The HALP will feature quite a few new services to the public, while maintaining the things that customers have grown to expect from our library. Public Internet stations, free WiFi, and photocopying and scanning services will be available to the public. The library will also have dedicated spaces for storytimes and activities that you have come to expect from EGPL. Some new additions to the space are:
- A fully dedicated Makerspace
- A sound recording studio and editing room
- Bookable board rooms and meeting spaces
- A Reading Garden
When will the Health and Active Living Plaza be finished?
The Town expects construction to begin in 2022/2023 and for the building to be opened in 2025, provided the town has the required population of 40,000 residents to support this new building.
For up to date information on the progress of the HALP, visit the Town of East Gwillimbury’s website. A link to the HALP page is below.