Old Mississauga community centre set for $61 million makeover

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Published June 29, 2021 at 3:40 pm

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Mississauga’s South Common Community Centre is getting a $61 million makeover which will bring improvements to the library, expanded fitness spaces, an aquatics centre and a new gymnasium.

“I am so pleased with this historical investment for Mississauga–Erin Mills, of $61 million in total funding for the South Common Community Centre and Library. The Ontario government is providing more than 73 per cent of this funding to get shovels into the ground,” said Sheref Sabawy, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries and Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga—Erin Mills.

“The South Common Community Centre and Library has been essential to the lives of many in our community, from our youth to our seniors here in Mississauga. It has been a cornerstone to our wonderful city. These investments aid in the expansion of community, culture and recreation infrastructure projects in Mississauga and help improve the well-being of our constituents for decades to come.”

South Common Community Centre was built in 1981 and has largely remained the same over the years serving as a hub of community activities for Erin Mills and west Mississauga especially since it has a close connection to South Common Mall.

While the Ontario government will provide $45 million of the funding, the City of Mississauga will contribute $16 million to the project.

The improvements are meant to meet the changing needs of the community as well as give the facility a much needed facelift.

An expansion of both indoor and outdoor fitness spaces as well as the aquatics area has been long sought after and the library expansion will see an extra 16,000 square-feet added that will include multi-purpose rooms.

“Our recreation and library facilities play an important role in creating healthy, vibrant, inclusive and connected communities,” said Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “I am so very pleased our application for funding this wonderful project resulted in a positive outcome for Mississauga and its residents.”

The start date for construction has not yet been announced and it is not know if the community will be closed entirely or in sections as the work proceeds.

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