New Transcona Library Grand Opening
March 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am-5:00 pm
A new building for the Transcona 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, two tutorial rooms, and space for a collection of approximately 40,000 items. There will be improved study and leisure areas, as well as an indoor Family Literacy playground. The new Library will be approximately 13,500 square feet. Construction will begin in the Spring of 2017, with an anticipated completion date of early 2019.
A public open house for the new Transcona Library, held on September 21, 2016, provided the public with an opportunity to view the recently revised design plans and talk to the architects and library staff about the new Library.
The old location at 111 Victoria Avenue West will close permanently on Saturday, February 16, 2018. The new Transcona Library at 1 Transcona Boulevard will open on Thursday, March 7 at 10 am.
The former Transcona library was built in 1961 and was 8,574 sq. ft. The new library is approximately 13,500 sq. ft.