Recreation Complex

Multi-Use Recreation Complex Project

Status: A report to council for future actions will be presented on December 7, 2020. Visit the Council and Meetings page for the agenda and the live broadcast. 

Next step: Schematic Design

  • In the next few weeks, Council will be discussing whether the Township will proceed with an upcoming schematic design of the future Recreation Complex.
  • The schematic design involves the structural, interior, and exterior finishes of the building site, but does not include which amenities will be on the inside.

Project update: August 7, 2020

  • On August 7, 2020, the Township received a response for the grant under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program: Community, Culture and Recreation Stream. Our request was not accepted by the provincial government.
  • Despite this refusal, the Township administration continues to work on this project and explore various options in order to continue planning for this future complex.

Project update: November 8, 2019

  • In August, the government announced a grant under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program: Community, Culture and Recreation Stream, which offers the potential to cover up to 75% of new recreation project costs, up to $50 million in funding.
  • On November 8th, the Township applied for this funding to cover a significant portion of costs for the Multi-Use Recreation Complex Project. To maximize the application, the facility proposed included all amenities possible from the consultant's report to Council.
  • The grant must be approved in a two-tier application process; first to be approved at the provincial level and then at the federal level.The Township expects to receive a decision of approval from the Province in spring 2020, and a decision from the Federal government by the end of summer 2020.
  • In either scenario, the results of the application will come to Council for discussion. In the scenario that the funding for the full recreation complex facility design is not approved, Council will discuss which features (arena, pool, etc.) will be prioritised for the project. Council will also explore public engagement opportunities before a decision is made.

Project update: August 2019

Project update: June 2019
  • After the administration met with three separate firms to consult the Township on this project, Council approved for the administration to work with Colliers Group as per the administration's request (PR 16-2019).
  • The administration will submit a new report in August 2019 to present next steps; timelines; different options/combinations of facilities; site plan; and financial strategy.