Recreation Complex

Multi-Use Recreation Complex Project

Status: Project is pending results of a grant application 

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.