The Centre for Innovation will be an iconic gateway building that will offer a new central library, collaborative space for postsecondary institutions and office space. It will be a landmark for train passengers entering or departing the city from the Brampton GO station.
The library will provide flexible spaces to engage residents and community partners and may also offer options for digital creation tools and programming, performance and audio recording spaces, assistive technologies for various abilities, and culture days.
The City will work with community partners and key stakeholders to determine the programming needs of the building and then proceed to the tender phase.
In July 2021, the City awarded the design of the CFI project to Diamond Schmitt, Canadian architects who provide innovative designs for cultural, academic, and civic spaces around the world.
Some of Diamond Schmitt’s best known projects include:
- The Senate of Canada Building
- Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver
- The Mariinsky II Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia
- The National Arts Centre in Ottawa
- Brampton’s own Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness.
Diamond Schmitt is also designing the new Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada (OPL-LAC) Joint Facility.