Mississauga community centre gets major facelift, and residents can offer their input
Published October 1, 2021 at 8:58 am
Mississauga residents who want a say in what recreation programs will be available at the new-look Burnhamthorpe Community Centre once it reopens can do so at a virtual public meeting on Tuesday night (Oct. 5).
The City of Mississauga, which has closed the facility to the public until spring or summer 2023 while major renovations and upgrades take place, is hosting the upcoming public engagement session, which runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Ward 3 Councillor Chris Fonseca says she will be taking part in the meeting, as will community centre staff.
“Construction is moving along extremely well,” said Fonseca, adding the meeting is a great opportunity for residents to both learn about the upgrades and offer input into programming.
Renovation work and work on a new addition have been ongoing at the community centre, which is getting a new, state-of-the-art aquatics centre and new equipment-based fitness centre, among other upgrades and additions.
The aquatics centre will include a six-lane, 25-metre pool, warm water therapy pool and multi-purpose space for swim parties and other functions.
The fitness centre will be equipped with cardio machines, weights and a fitness studio with wood-sprung floor.
The Burnhamthorpe facility, which was originally built in 1974, is also receiving:
- enhancements to existing multi-purpose spaces to improve social and recreation opportunities for residents
- renovations to areas of the gymnasium as well as the Chic Murray indoor arena
- facility design modernization and improved accessibility within the building
- improved front entrance and access from parking lot
- upgrades to the exterior appearance
- new green space and improved connection to Jaycee Park
- improved sustainable and accessible design standards