BRAMPTON, Mayor Patrick Brown; Ruby Sahota, Member of Parliament for Brampton North, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure a Communities; Maninder Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton East; the Honourable Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction and Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton South, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and Amarjot Sandhu, Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton West, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure announced funding for the renovation of the Chinguacousy Wellness Centre.
The Government of Canada is investing $572,000 in this project through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream (CCRIS) of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing $476,619, while the City of Brampton is contributing $381,381.
The project consists of interior and exterior renovations to the recreation centre to improve accessibility and user experience. Interior upgrades include new washrooms, change rooms, a sauna, locker amenities, and shower facilities. Upgraded floor drainage in all areas, including retiling of the hot tub area, will also enhance the facility’s safety.
On the building’s exterior, repairs to the walkways and catch basins will improve drainage on the north side. Upgraded parking lot lighting will include brighter, more energy-efficient fixtures. The Chinguacousy Wellness Centre upgrades are part of the City of Brampton’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan, a renewal plan for Brampton’s recreation centres.
Chinguacousy Wellness Centre remains closed due to the Province-wide shut down in response to COVID-19. Renovations are expected to take place starting in spring 2021.
Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton said, “We are proud to welcome these significant investments from the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario in Brampton’s Chinguacousy Wellness Centre. Brampton is a Healthy and Safe City and we will continue to ensure Chinguacousy Wellness Centre and all of our recreation centres offer residents an accessible, safe experience to stay healthy and active, and have fun.”
Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Community Services, City of Brampton said, “Brampton’s recreation centres are the heart of our community. Thank you to the Federal and Provincial governments for supporting the Chinguacousy Wellness Centre upgrades as part of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Upgrades to Chinguacousy Wellness Centre will enhance recreation s in Brampton and help encourage an active lifestyle for all Bramptonians.”
While Ruby Sahota, Member of Parliament for Brampton North, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities said, “Investing in community recreation centres promotes people’s health and well-being and builds inclusive and sustainable communities where people want to live, work and raise families. The renovation of the Chinguacousy Wellness Centre will provide better access to recreational opportunities for the residents of Brampton. Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country, and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities.”
The Honourable Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction and Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton South, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure said “Investing in Brampton’s recreation today will ensure that we can continue enjoying the city we love, tomorrow. By improving our facilities and helping families stay active, we’re providing our community with healthy and enjoyable ways to weather this storm.”
Amarjot Sandhu, Member of Provincial Parliament for Brampton West said “I am thrilled at the announcement of the approval of the Chinguacousy -, Wellness Centre renovation project. This investment right here in our great city will allow further opportunities for Bramptonians and their families to live healthy and active lifestyles.”