New $51 million community centre opens in Mississauga next week
Published September 14, 2021 at 1:35 pm
A new, state-of-the-art community centre is opening to the public next Monday in west Mississauga.
The $51-million Churchill Meadows Community Centre and Sports Park, a 65,000-sq.-ft. building combined with 55 acres of greenspace, opens its doors on Sept. 20. 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.
City of Mississauga Ward 10 Councillor Sue McFadden, who represents the area, 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’ll be at the community centre on Monday morning 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.”
The community centre itself, 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.
“We went to the community, and they told us what they wanted,” said McFadden. “It’s just an amazing facility. I want to see it filled with people, filled with kids until it closes (at night).”
McFadded also noted that the facility’s vending machines will sell bottled water, apples, bananas, nuts and more–but no junk food and candy.
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