New $13.3-million state-of-the-art Mississauga community hub on track for 2023 opening
Published November 8, 2022 at 3:33 pm
A new community hub in north Mississauga that’s being called a “one-of-a-kind” and state-of-the-art facility is on track to open to city youths next year.
The Malton Youth Hub (Jonathan Davis Centre), which is attached to Lincoln Alexander Secondary School in Malton, is essentially a repurposing of the former indoor swimming pool that will serve as an 18,000-sq.-ft. gathering place for young people when it opens at the end of 2023.
The new $13.3-million facility, on which construction began this past January, also includes a massive two-storey atrium with a glass wall overlooking a new artificial surface track and football field, and a state-of-the-art recording studio.
City of Mississauga Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish, in whose ward the facility is located, said in a Nov. 3 Twitter post that the latest in construction was an opening of the site to large windows to let in natural light to the hub.
Lincoln SS pool site opened for windows to let in natural light for 18,000 ft2 Malton Youth Hub. Top right massive 2 storey atrium with glass wall overlooking new artificial track & football field. Portico over entrance and atrium leading to state of the art recording studio. Wow pic.twitter.com/2Cr9lHo0H5
— Carolyn Parrish (@carolynhparrish) November 3, 2022
In a tweet one day earlier, Parrish described the project as an “amazing facility under construction. The only one of its kind and calibre when completed in 2023. Will be state-of-the-art facilities including recording studio.”
On the City’s online project update site, officials say the new facility will provide services and programs “that reflect the local youth needs.”
The hub, when completed, will include:
- a large atrium for gathering
- a commercial kitchen equipped for teaching programs
- a room dedicated for youths to hang out, meet and play
- a multi-purpose room for programs, meetings and events
- small multi-purpose rooms for working and counselling
“These spaces will be complemented with over 4,000 square feet of dedicated space for anchor partners to offer integrated programs and services catered toward youth,” City officials say.
The City issued a request for interest earlier to license dedicated hub space to four to six anchor partners that will offer programs and services beneficial to community youths.
Funding for the $13.3-million hub came from the City of Mississauga, Region of Peel and private donors.
They’re creating “an incredible space exclusively for youth programming including a fully-equipped teaching kitchen and a recording studio for budding artists,” Parrish said earlier in her online newsletter.
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Late evening photo of student Board of Directors of Malton Youth Hub:Jonathan Davis Centre after tour of amazing facility under construction. The only one of its kind and caliber when completed in 2023. Will be state of the art facilities including recording studio. ❤️project! pic.twitter.com/mJI54akUlU
— Carolyn Parrish (@carolynhparrish) November 2, 2022