Ontario Construction News staff writer
Construction is set to begin next week on Peterborough’s new $65 million community centre.
The recreational hub in Morrow Park will include a twin-pad arena, public library branch, indoor walking track and multi-purpose spaces. The design also prepares for Phase 2 of the project, which would add an indoor pool to the facility for both community and competitive uses. However, phase two is not yet approved.
Site preparation is said to take six to eight weeks and construction is set to be completed by the fall of 2024.
A pre-planned reconstruction of a section of Lansdowne Street West running next to Morrow Park is being timed to align with the construction of this new community centre.
Ball Construction is the project’s general contractor.
“Our new community centre is a much needed project anticipated by many community members with multiple uses included for all ages,” said Peterborough city councillor Lesley Parnell. “A major silver lining is the addition of a new library branch to replace the outdated DelFosse building. All conveniently located as a hub for local citizens and sports tourism.”
Council approved the location for the new community centre in July 2021, following several years of studies, community engagement and approvals.