Ontario Construction News staff writer
The Barrhaven Town Centre in Ottawa is one of 12 projects included in federal and provincial funding announced last week.
More than $38 million was allocated to the Barrhaven Town Centre project which includes a 15,000-sq. ft. cultural centre, seniors’ space and 25,000 sq. ft.-library.
NAK Design Strategies developed the mixed-use concept plan with residential, commercial, retail, institutional and an open space including a civic and cultural hub, a pedestrian priority main street, a linear park leading to the surrounding natural heritage and expanded Jock River open space system.
City Councillor Jan Harder called the project “an iconic cultural hub.”
“This investment of more than $38 million is a significant contribution to community development and wellbeing and I want to thank our federal and provincial funding partners for your commitment to the residents of our community.”
Funding was also announced for projects in these communities:
- Ajax: Rehab of two Ice Pads at the Ajax Community Centre – $3 million
- Brantford: Woodman Pool and Playground Replacement – $3.8 million
- Clarence-Rockland: Tucker House Grounds upgrades – $150,000
- Cramahe: Keeler Centre upgrades – $222,000
- Township of Howick: Expansion of pool facility – $170,000
- Town of Kingsville: Recreation complex upgrades – $450,000
- Kitchener: Outdoor Digital Marquee and Theatrical Lighting System – $88,000
- Lambton Shores: Kiwanis Kineto Theatre reno – $87,000
- London: YMCA Recreation Facility Rehabilitation – $2.4 million
- Madoc: Recreation Hall and Playground Revitalization – $90,000
- Perth East: Community Hub renovation – $340,000