Library & Cultural Centre Plaza Construction

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About The Project

The Town is building a new plaza at the Georgetown Library & Cultural Centre. Located at 9 Church Street, in the heart of historic downtown Georgetown, this new public open space will serve as an important place to gather and celebrate the unique character, diversity and cultural heritage of Halton Hills.

Construction of the plaza is scheduled for fall 2020, with planting to be completed in spring 2021.

Public access and use of the Library & Cultural Centre will be maintained during construction.

Project Highlights

  • Approximately 300m2 of paved open plaza space.
  • The plaza will be universally accessible providing barrier-free access and use.
  • A variety of seating options will be available.
  • Large planting beds, showcasing low maintenance, drought tolerant perennials and shrubs.
  • Utility adjustments to remove obstructions and improve functionality of space.
  • Large specimen trees, providing a focal point and visual interest.
  • Opportunities for permanent and temporary art installations.

This plaza will be the first stage of transformation for this space.

Future phases of development are expected over the coming years, including, the incorporation of public art and additional climate adaptation initiatives.

Please visit our Public Art and Climate Change pages to find our more!


About The Project

The Town is building a new plaza at the Georgetown Library & Cultural Centre. Located at 9 Church Street, in the heart of historic downtown Georgetown, this new public open space will serve as an important place to gather and celebrate the unique character, diversity and cultural heritage of Halton Hills.

Construction of the plaza is scheduled for fall 2020, with planting to be completed in spring 2021.

Public access and use of the Library & Cultural Centre will be maintained during construction.

Project Highlights

  • Approximately 300m2 of paved open plaza space.
  • The plaza will be universally accessible providing barrier-free access and use.
  • A variety of seating options will be available.
  • Large planting beds, showcasing low maintenance, drought tolerant perennials and shrubs.
  • Utility adjustments to remove obstructions and improve functionality of space.
  • Large specimen trees, providing a focal point and visual interest.
  • Opportunities for permanent and temporary art installations.

This plaza will be the first stage of transformation for this space.

Future phases of development are expected over the coming years, including, the incorporation of public art and additional climate adaptation initiatives.

Please visit our Public Art and Climate Change pages to find our more!


  • Construction

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    23 Sep 2020
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    The construction for the Library & Cultural Centre Plaza has begun.

    Demolition and removals are expected to begin the week of September 28th.

    Weather permitting, construction of the plaza will be completed fall 2020, with planting to be completed in spring/summer 2021.

    Please note, public access and use of the Library & Cultural Centre will be maintained during construction.

    Thank you again for your continued support and feedback throughout this process.



    If you have any questions or concerns please contact:

    Jude Gaboury - Landscape Architect

    Town of Halton Hills Recreation & Parks Department

    Tel: 905-873-2601 ext. 2280

    Email: jgaboury@haltonhills.ca

  • Library & Cultural Centre Plaza - Final Design

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    The design of the Library & Cultural Centre Plaza has been finalized.

    The Recreation & Parks Department would like to thank you for the abundant input we received through public consultation.

    Consultation identified the following themes, interests and recommendations for the development of the final design:

    Design and layout comments:

    • Brings people to downtown
    • Good balance of open space and seating
    • Makes space usable and provides much needed public space
    • Focus on native, pollinator plant species
    • Create open ended programming opportunities
    • Removes existing grassed area from downtown
    • Remove existing mature tree
    • Parking and traffic may become a problem in the future
    • Shade and sun exposure need to be considered

    Usage and programming comments;

    • For anything
    • Encourage all-season use
    • Art exhibits
    • Summer camps
    • Place to gather/hang out
    • General celebrations
    • Cultural events
    • Library programming
    • Farmers Market


    Community feedback is one factor in guiding the final design. As we finalized the design we also considered:

    • Alignment with other plans and strategies (e.g. Public Art Master Plan, Climate Change Adaption Plan)
    • Overall community benefit
    • Environmental sustainability
    • Technical considerations and operating impacts
    • Financial sustainability


    Please refer to the following link, to view renderings of the final design;

    https://www.letstalkhaltonhills.ca/14116/widgets/55687/documents/33883/download


    Our anticipated timeline is to begin construction fall 2020 and complete all major features and paving. Planting will be completed in spring 2021.


    Thank you again for your continued support and feedback throughout this process.


    If you have any questions or concerns please contact:


    Jude Gaboury - Landscape Architect
    Town of Halton Hills Recreation & Parks Department
    Tel: 905-873-2601 ext. 2280
    Email: jgaboury@haltonhills.ca

  • Library & Cultural Centre Plaza Survey Closed

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    11 Jun 2020
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    The Recreation & Parks Department would like to thank you for your continued support in the design of the new Plaza for the Georgetown Library & Cultural Centre.

    The survey for public consultation is now closed. Following the abundant input received, we will now work to incorporate the features and elements you as a community have identified as priorities, into the final design.

    Once this is complete, we will share the renderings and provide an update on the construction schedule.

    Thank you again for your continued support and feedback throughout this project.

    If you have any questions or concerns please contact:

    Jude Gaboury - Landscape Architect

    Town of Halton Hills Recreation & Parks Department

    Tel: 905-873-2601 ext. 2280

    Email: jgaboury@haltonhills.ca