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Winnipeg Public Library

Public Engagement: New Windsor Park Library

Windsor Park Concept Art

About this project

A new building for the Windsor Park Library was identified as a priority in the Library Redevelopment Strategy.

To better meet the needs of the community, the new Library will be a one-floor, fully accessible space with more parking and an outdoor reading area. Proposed plans include a multi-purpose programming room, a tutorial room, and space for a collection of approximately 35,000 items. There will be improved study and leisure areas, as well as an indoor Family Literacy playground. The new Library will be approximately 8,000 square feet. Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2017, with an anticipated completion date of early 2018.

A sod-turning event was held July 14, 2016

See photos of this project on our Flickr page.


Documents

Document Name Date Type
Windsor Park Library Exterior Concept Art 1 2015-06-18 Concept Art
Windsor Park Library Exterior Concept Art 2 2015-06-18 Concept Art
Windsor Park Library Interior Concept Art 1 2015-06-18 Concept Art
Windsor Park Library Interior Concept Art 2 2015-06-18 Concept Art
Windsor Park Library Floor Plan 2015-06-18 Floor Plan
Windsor Park Library Site Plan 2015-06-18 Site Plan
Sod Turning event Press Release 2016-07-14 Press Release
Open house to view plans for new Windsor Park Library 2015-06-22 Press Release
Windsor Park Library to relocate to Bonivital Pool Site 2013-01-08 Press Release

Background

Construction for the new Windsor Park Library was identified as one of the first projects in the library�s Redevelopment Strategy. The existing Windsor Park Library was built in 1961 and is a 6,626 square foot two-level building with limited parking and accessibility. Currently, the library circulates approximately 120,000 items annually, offers approximately 90 free programs per year, and serves a catchment area of approximately 28,000 people.

In order to better meet the needs of the community, the new Library will be a multi-use facility, and will support recreation, leisure and community programming. These plans include a multi-purpose programming room, tutorial rooms and space for a collection of approximately 25,000 items. There will be increased computer access, public study and leisure space for patrons. The new Library will also accommodate parking for up to 25 vehicles.

In December 2011, Council directed the Public Service to develop a plan for library redevelopment. This long-term library Redevelopment Strategy was presented to the Standing Policy Committee on Protection and Community Services on July 5, 2012 and approved as part of the capital budget in January 2013. For more information on the long-term Library Redevelopment Strategy, please see Policy Committee on Protection and Community Services - July 5, 2012

Engage

We want to hear from you!

Open houses were held in 2015

Windsor Park Library
955 Cottonwood Rd.
Thursday, June 26, 2015
5-8 pm

Bonivital Pool
1215 Archibald
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
12:30-3:30pm

Online

Detailed project information and project updates are available on this website.

Frequently Asked Questions

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When will the new library open?

Construction began in the summer of 2016 and the branch will open in early 2018.


Date updated: October 19, 2017

Why was this location chosen?

The new Windsor Park Library is adjacent to the Bonivital Pool and will create a hub for recreation and leisure. It is a short distance from the former library site, and is fully accessible. This includes easy access by bus, car, bike, or walking.

Date added: May 26, 2017

Maps

The new Windsor Park Library will be located at 1195 Archibald St. north of the Bonivital Pool.

The new location is approximately 1 km from the site of the current Windsor Park Library at 955 Cottonwood Road

Related Links

For information on the Library Redevelopment Strategy, please see Standing Policy Committee on Protection and Community Services - July 5, 2012

Flickr album of construction progress.


Last update: October 19, 2017