Ontario Construction News staff writer
The Chinguacousy Wellness Centre in the City of Brampton is getting a $1.5 million upgrade, with funding from the federal and provincial governments. The project will receive $572,000 from the federal government and $476,619 from the province.
“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.,” Brampton East MP Ruby Sahota said in a news release.
The municipality is contributing $381,381 in the project which 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 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 renovations are expected to take place starting in spring 2021. Upgrades are part of the city’s parks and recreation master plan, a renewal plan for Brampton’s recreation centres.