May 21, 2022

Report: “Calgary’s New Central Library Could Come in Under Budget and Ahead of Schedule”

From The Calgary Sun/Postmedia:

The team behind the $245-million new central library told city councillors Wednesday the state-of-the-art building could open ahead of schedule and under budget next year.

While the new landmark, built over a CTrain tunnel in the East Village, was slated to open its doors at the end of 2018, Calgary Municipal Land Corp. president and CEO Michael Brown said the goal is now a September or October 2018 opening.


Our goal is to really activate the heck out of this building and to really give our citizens a great experience,” Calgary Public Library CEO Bill Ptacek said.

“We think that’s what’s going to differentiate it, and make it as special as the architecture warrants.”

The new four-storey building at 3rd Street S.E. and 7th Avenue is the largest public facility built in Calgary since the 1988 Olympics and will replace the hulking concrete main branch along Macleod Trail that was built in phases decades ago.

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and in Other Calgary Public Library NewsMusical Instruments Can Now Be Borrowed Through Calgary Public Library (via CBC)

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