October 16th, 2023

Kitchener Public Library’s Breaks Ground On Its New Community Library


October 16, 2023 – Kitchener Public Library has officially broken ground on its newest community library, an exciting day for the emerging Rosenberg neighbourhood. mcCallumSather joined the Library, representatives from all levels of government and DC Dakon Construction Ltd. to officially kick off construction.

The 14,000 sq. ft., one-storey library is designed to Net Zero Carbon and Net Zero Energy standards and will pursue ZCB Certification under the CaGBC, one of the first libraries in Canada to be built to this sustainability standard.

In further news about this project, in late September the library announced a public art piece called “Wintertime Stories” by artists Issac Murdoch and Nyle Miigizi Johnson will be prominently incorporated into the library design. The 2 x 16 meter piece includes various woodland animals representing love, celebration, storytelling, courage and respect.

mcCallumSather Principal, Willems Ransom, was part of the selection committee who chose the work for its connection to the storytelling traditions of The Anishinabek People, and important way of protecting and preserving the cultural fabric of the site’s history.

Read more about the project here:

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