The Health and Active Living Plaza
The East Gwillimbury Public Library's next branch will be in the Health and Active Living Plaza (HALP). The HALP will be more than just a rec centre; it will be a destination for our community, offering complementary services through partnerships with local community groups.
What will be in the Health and Active Living Plaza?
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 have everything you expect in a modern library as well as a few new things that we haven't been able to offer before. 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 equipped with 3d Printer, Cricut machine, laser cutter and more
- A sound recording studio and editing room
- Board rooms and meeting spaces
- A Reading Garden
When will the Health and Active Living Plaza be finished?
Construction has already begun and the Library is expecting the building to be opened in early 2025.
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.