In an earlier post I reviewed the funding sources for the $86 million budget for the new recreation centre. As reviewed the latter is a very positive story as <10% is from tax payers and that is actually from reserves accumulated in the past. There is now another very positive story: the open-loop geothermal investigation was recently completed with favourable results. This means that our facility will be a near zero carbon facility; and with further relatively small investment it can be made into a net carbon one later.
Since my previous post the contract has officially been awarded. As of July 2022, construction began at the site and progress is visible. The project continues to move forward with site works. Earth works, soil improvement and servicing are expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2022. . The progression of the detailed design has been approved and is slated for completion by September 2022. Once complete, the TWRC project will issue a full-design Contemplated Change Notice for review and consideration. With construction underway, the centre has a potential phased occupancy in 2024.
The Township-Wide Recreation Centre will be a state-of-the-art, high-efficiency, fully accessible recreation complex with two NHL-sized ice surfaces, a six-lane 25-metre lap pool, a leisure pool, a multi-purpose athletic fieldhouse, and a multi-purpose community room. The building address has been assigned and will be 1600 15th Sideroad, King City, Ont.
You can easily check on this project’s status by going to king.ca/majorprojects.