The town is providing a community centre and neighbourhood park on the site of the former hospital. The development of the new community centre will begin in late 2018 with an opening scheduled for fall 2020.
On June 27, Town Council endorsed an overall master plan for the lands. Council also approved the following enhancements for the new South East Community Centre (SECC) on the site: expansion of the single gym to a double gym ($470,000); therapeutic warm-water pool ($2,740,000); fitness centre ($2,550,000) and; an indoor walking track ($1,800,000). These features are in addition to the amenities already planned for the community centre: indoor pool (to replace Centennial Pool), multi-purpose rooms and space for intergenerational programming. Review the news release for more details or check out the June 27 Special Council Agenda for more information, including staff reports.
The creation of a community centre was recommended in the 2012 Parks, Recreation and Library Master Plan. A timeline for the overall project is available on the Former Hospital Site project timeline page.