West End Community Centre improvements begin June 15

Updated construction details and timelines:

Construction details and timelines have been updated as of September 5, 2023.

About the project

The City is taking a phased approach for improvements to the West End Community Centre beginning June 15. The improvements will include:

  • Replacement and restoration of aged roofing – June to October 2024.
  • Remediation of mould on the rink side wall – August to October 2023
  • Replacement of insulated glass units in the aquatic area – July to October 2023

Temporary construction zones will be set up in and around the community centre. There are no safety concerns associated with the mould remediation work.

This work supports the City’s commitment to provide energy and cost savings while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Use of cranes and large equipment

Occasionally, cranes and flatbed trucks will be used outside the community centre between 7 a.m.– 6 p.m., weather permitting, for loading and unloading of materials.

Use of this equipment will take one to two hours per activity and require the immediate area to be clear of all patrons. Please follow posted signs for safety.

Facility closures, entry and parking restrictions

Some facility areas will be temporarily closed during construction. Construction areas will be clearly marked, and signs will be posted for alternative entrances and parking areas when required for safety.

Interruptions to HVAC units in project areas should be expected, and may result in warmer or fluctuating temperatures for a short period of time.



Dates Closed facility areas Entrances out of service
July 5, 2023 Mechanical area along the rink/roof I No Impact
August 3, 2023 Roof O along the rink No Impact


August 8 – October 15, 2023 Rink 2 rinkside spectator seating No Impact


August 15, 2023 Roof F, material loading only No Impact


September 5–7, 2023 Hallway along the pool

Mechanical rooms along the pool

No entrance closure expected


September 5–13, 2023 Fitness area including change rooms No Impact


September 5–24, 2023 Swimming pools No Impact


Maps of construction area

Attached at the end of this Notice.

Map 1: Construction Area (Replacement of Roofs 2023/24, Mould Remediation, Pool Area IGU Replacement

The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. Project details and any updates will be posted on guelph.ca/construction.

For more information

West End Community Centre programming

Wendy Kornelsen,
Program Manager, Recreation Support Services
Recreation, Culture and Recreation
519-822-1260 extension 2684
[email protected]

West End Community Centre energy upgrades

Amir Bhatti,
Project Manager
Facilities and Energy Management
519-822-1260 extension 3630
[email protected]