BRAMPTON: The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario have announced funding for the renovation of the Chinguacousy Wellness Centre.
The announcement was made on Tuesday by Mayor Patrick Brown; Ruby Sahota, Member of Parliament for Brampton North, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Maninder Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton East; the Honourable Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction and Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton South, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and Amarjot Sandhu, Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton West, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure.
The Government of Canada will invest $572,000 in this project through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream (CCRIS) of the Investing in Canada plan.
The Government of Ontario is providing $476,619, while the City of Brampton is contributing $381,381.
The project consists of interior and exterior renovations to the recreation centre to improve accessibility and user experience.
Interior upgrades include new washrooms, change rooms, a sauna, locker amenities, and shower facilities. Upgraded floor drainage in all areas, including retiling of the hot tub area, will also enhance the facility’s safety.
On the building’s exterior, repairs to the walkways and catch basins will improve drainage on the north side. Upgraded parking lot lighting will include brighter, more energy-efficient fixtures.
The Chinguacousy Wellness Centre upgrades are part of the City of Brampton’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan, a renewal plan for Brampton’s recreation centres.
Chinguacousy Wellness Centre remains closed due to the Province-wide shut down in response to COVID-19. Renovations are expected to take place starting in spring 2021.
Ruby Sahota said: “Investing in community recreation centres promotes people’s health and well-being and builds inclusive and sustainable communities where people want to live, work and raise families. The renovation of the Chinguacousy Wellness Centre will provide better access to recreational opportunities for the residents of Brampton. Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country, and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities.”
Mayor Brown said: “We are proud to welcome these significant investments from the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario in Brampton’s Chinguacousy Wellness Centre. Brampton is a Healthy and Safe City and we will continue to ensure Chinguacousy Wellness Centre and all of our recreation centres offer residents an accessible, safe experience to stay healthy and active, and have fun.”