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UrbanToronto Industry Updates: The new Carrville Community Centre, Library and District Park are coming soon
June 13, 2022

Today marks a historic moment in the development of the City of Vaughan’s new Carrville Community Centre, Library and District Park! Members of the media were invited to join Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua and Members of Council along with the Vaughan Public Library Board today at the official ground-breaking ceremony at the future site, located at Thomas Cook Avenue and Valley Vista Drive.

The new multi-use community hub will combine spaces for play, learning, fitness and sports, and further connect the Vaughan community by enriching the quality of life for those who live, work and play in this fast-growing neighbourhood.

Once complete, the community centre and library will include a lane and therapy pool, gymnasium, running track, multi-purpose rooms, teaching kitchen, fitness studios, a community partner space and childcare services. In response to the City’s commitment to sustainable leadership and a low-carbon future, renewable energy sources will help power the new facility through rooftop solar panels, while geothermal heating and cooling will help conserve energy.

Like all other Vaughan Public Libraries, this new location will offer storytime events for families, dedicated study spaces and free wifi, and a collection of books, audiobooks, videogames, learning tools, music and much more. Whether you're a student, entrepreneur, local resident or just visiting, this new space will have something for everyone!

The district park amenities will be fully accessible and will include a playground, water play and splash areas, a skate trail, walking trails, tennis courts, a basketball court, a bike pump track, outdoor event space and more.

As accessibility and inclusivity remain a priority for the City, both the building and park will be designed to surpass minimum accessibility regulations. Additional features will include gender-neutral washrooms, gender-neutral and gender-specific aquatic change facilities and barrier-free access into pools through ramps.

This project reflects the City’s commitment to fostering active, safe and diverse communities that are environmentally sustainable and inclusive as outlined in the 2018-2022 Term of Council Service Excellence Strategic Plan and the 2018 Active Together Master Plan.

For more information on the Carrville Community Centre, Library and District Park project, visit


“Carrville Community Centre, Library, and District Park will play a vital role for residents. It will bring people together, provide excellent programs and services, and enhance overall quality of life. The facility will be reflective of the community’s needs, as many residents provided input throughout the development process. Carrville will also be reflective of our commitment to fostering active, safe, and diverse communities that are environmentally sustainable and inclusive.”

- Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua

“As the City of Vaughan continues transforming into a world-class city, supporting and enhancing opportunities for learning, leisure, fitness, and sport are key priorities. Carrville Community Centre, Library and District Park will be an exceptional gathering place for every family member, from young children to older adults. As a multi-purpose, accessible and innovative facility, it will highlight new, unique features, including a skating trail, pump track and pickleball court, while connecting us to surrounding natural landscape features and demonstrating Vaughan’s commitment to sustainable leadership and a low-carbon future.”

- Councillor Sandra Yeung Racco

“I am pleased to announce that Vaughan Public Libraries will be welcoming its fourteenth library to the City of Vaughan. Designing a new library is an exciting experience, which is why we gathered feedback and suggestions from the community and incorporated this input into the design of this vibrant new library that will enrich people, inspire opportunities and transform the community.”

- Margie Singleton, CEO, Vaughan Public Libraries

“We are delighted to share that a new library will be joining Vaughan Public Libraries and the City of Vaughan. The Carville library is our response to the community's evolving needs, where lifelong learning opportunities are accessible and where citizens have access to comprehensive programming, dynamic services, and multifaceted collections. This is another great moment for Vaughan Public Libraries.”

- Rose Savage, Chair, Vaughan Public Library Board