Mississauga’s new massive 65,000 sqft, $51-million community centre opens
Published September 20, 2021 at 10:37 am
Mississauga’s newest community centre, a state-of-the-art facility in the city’s west end, opened its doors for the first time this morning.
The $51-million Churchill Meadows Community Centre and Sports Park, a 65,000-sq.-ft. building combined with 55 acres of greenspace, welcomed both facility users and those who just want to take a look at what City of Mississauga Ward 10 Councillor Sue McFadden says will quickly become “a real destination.”
The huge facility is located at 5320 Ninth Line, with Hwy. 407 and Sixteen Mile Creek just to the west of it and the growing Churchill Meadows community (west of Erin Mills) to the east.
McFadden described the long-awaited and much-anticipated addition to the city as “a spectacular new, state-of-the-art facility.”
“We’ve been working on this, and waiting for this for 10 years,” said McFadden, who’s at the community centre today to welcome the facility’s first users. “I couldn’t be more proud and so happy for the community. This will be a real destination.”
A City recreation and parks official said not all amenities will be available right away, but everything is expected to be up and running by Oct. 9, the facility’s official grand opening.
Furthermore, visitors to the community centre this week are asked to be careful as some workers remain on site completing finishing touches.
The community centre, which will host a wide range of programs, includes a triple gym, 25-metre six-lane indoor pool, a massive warm water therapeutic tank, multi-purpose spaces, a teaching kitchen and change rooms that can be used by those using the adjacent sports fields.
The all-season sports park includes tournament-level lit sports fields, outdoor amenities and natural areas including leisure trails. A splash pad, basketball court (which becomes an ice rink during winter), skateboard park, playground, outdoor fitness equipment and other open play spaces are all part of the mix as well.
The facility is designed for people of all ages and abilities, and offers a variety of recreational activities for year-round use. And MiWay transit buses run to and from the community centre.
The Oct. 9 official opening also includes a fun day for families. Those interested in attending are asked to reserve a spot ahead of time.
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