$51M community centre in Mississauga wins prestigious Canadian award

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Published June 27, 2024 at 2:47 pm

Churchill Meadows Community Centre in Mississauga wins award.

A state-of-the-art community centre and sports park in Mississauga’s west end has won a prestigious Canadian architectural award.

Churchill Meadows Community Centre and Mattamy Sports Park has been recognized by The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Canada Council for the Arts for its “outstanding design and excellence,” City of Mississauga officials said in a news release issued Thursday.

The 75,000-square-foot community centre and 57-acre sports park, which opened to the public in 2021, has garnered for the city a Governor General’s Medal in Architecture.

The medal is awarded every two years “to recognize and celebrate outstanding design in recently completed built projects of any size, type and geographical location by Canadian architects,” the city said.

The multi-purpose Mississauga facility located on Ninth Line, north of Erin Centre Boulevard, is one of 12 medal recipients this year.

“Receiving this prestigious award showcases Mississauga’s commitment to excellence and innovation when it comes to building infrastructure in our community,” said Mayor Carolyn Parrish. “Creating modern public spaces contributes to the vibrancy of our city and offers places for all to enjoy.”

Image of the Churchill Meadows Community Centre, which officially opened to the public in October 2021. (Image: City of Mississauga)

Ward 10 Coun. Sue McFadden, who’s been heavily involved with the community centre and sports park since it was in the planning stages years ago, described it as a “spectacular facility” that’s deserving of the prestigious honour.

“I’m proud of all the work that has gone into this community centre and want to thank our diligent staff and the architects who worked tirelessly to transform this beautiful vision into a vibrant reality for everyone to enjoy,” she said.

Churchill Meadows Community Centre and Mattamy Sports Park features:

  • 25-metre, six-lane pool and therapeutic pool
  • triple gymnasium
  • teaching kitchen and multipurpose room
  • active living studio
  • two lit artificial turf soccer fields, one with a seasonal dome
  • playground
  • spray pad
  • skate park
  • multi-purpose court
  • outdoor fitness equipment
  • large green space and walking trails
  • year-round covered tennis and pickleball courts expected to open later this year as part of the Mississauga Premier Racquet Club
  • leash-free dog park

The $4.3-million Mississauga Premier Racquet Club is expected to open later this year and include space for the relatively new and popular sport of pickleball.

Mattamy Sports Park, named in June 2022, spreads out over 57 acres and first opened in October 2021 as part of the $51-million state-of-the-art Churchill Meadows Community Centre.

(Cover image: City of Mississauga)

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