Library Commons Selected As Name For New Simcoe Aylmer Square

UPDATED POST (April 25th): More than 500 votes were cast by the public, and the name Library Commons won out with 186 votes. It will be the name for the City's Newest Public Space. Second place went to Firehouse Square and third place to Robertson Davies Square. When the square opens to the public, a plaque will be installed commemorating this community space and the name “Library Commons”.



The City of Peterborough is seeking community input to determine the name of the new Simcoe Aylmer Square being contructed adjacent to the Peterborough Public Library.
The City of Peterborough, together with LLF Lawyers—the naming right sponsor—invite the community to vote on the final name for the new public space located at the southwest corner of Simcoe and Aylmer Streets.

Rendering courtesy City of Peterborough

Rendering courtesy City of Peterborough

The project was developed in concert with the Library’s Main Branch renovation and expansion. The construction of the square adjacent to the library will create a vibrant place for people to gather in the heart of downtown Peterborough.  

Photo courtesy Peterborough Libary

Photo courtesy Peterborough Libary

LLF has worked with City staff to seek input and comments from the Library Board, City’s Public Art Advisory Committee and City’s Arenas, Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee to compile a short-list of potential names that reflect:

-> the community's heritage and history
-> the square's relevance to the community
-> a commitment to community access and use of this space

Short-listed names are, drum roll please...

• Firehouse Square
• W.A. Howard Commons
• Robertson Davies Plaza
• Dr. Thomas Greer Square
• Library Commons
• Carnegie Square
• Brigade Square    

Community voting is available online here or to cast your vote in person, ballots are available at City Hall and at the Peterborough Public Library. Voting will be open until April 20th and the results will be announced April 25th.

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