South End Community Centre

Entrance and public art display. Artist rendering. Subject to change.

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In Guelph’s fast-growing south end, the area will soon be home to a new multi-use community centre.

The 165,000-square-foot South End Community Centre, featuring a twin pad arena, an aquatic complex, double gym, multi-use program and meeting room spaces, and an indoor walking track and warm-up area, will be built on existing City-owned lands immediately south of Bishop Macdonell Catholic High School on Poppy Drive.

The facility’s green initiatives, which align with the City’s Community Net Zero Carbon and Corporate 100% Renewable Energy (100RE) goals, will result in 62 per cent energy savings and 85 per cent savings in greenhouse gas emissions. Through an energy-conservation-first approach and incorporating renewable energy generation, this takes the City one step closer to achieving its goal of 100 per cent of energy from renewable sources by 2050.

It’s estimated it will cost $80 million to build the new community centre, with 85 per cent covered by development charges and the balance funded through taxes.

Construction is expected to start in 2022 with an opening date of fall 2024.

Quarterly updates

2020

2019

2018

Reports

South End Community Centre Update, June 2018 (Page 5)

Staff Report (June 2014)

Recreation Facility Needs Assessment, Feasibility Study and Implementation Strategy: Phase 5 Feasibility Assessment (May 2014)

For more information

Antti Vilkko
General Manager, Facilities and Energy Management
519-822-1260 extension 2490
[email protected]