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Scugog Memorial Public Library

Location: Port Perry, Ontario

Size: 1,513 sq meters

Client: Township of Scugog

The circa 1980 Scugog Memorial Community Centre and Library has been expanded and revitalized by this project. The existing building was wrapped in a series of additions to completely transform its character, to move the main entrance to the street facade, and to take advantage of its setting in the waterfront park. The library remained open throughout construction.

The Library contains dedicated Teen and Children's areas, a series of quiet Study Rooms, a Fireplace Lounge, and a Computer Training Centre. Seating, Lounge Spaces, and Outdoor Reading Terraces are located in an addition to the east to take advantage of views to Lake Scugog.

The Centre includes the Kent Farndale Art Gallery and a new large community room complete with outdoor terrace.

The project is designed to LEED Silver, certification is in process. The project incorporates high efficiency HVAC with heat recovery, a photo voltaic system, and cistern for rainwater collection.


Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd.