Kanata Recreation Centre is getting a $4.4 million upgrade

Kanata Rec Centre is getting an upgrade

All three levels of government are teaming up to help fund a major renovation of the Kanata Recreation Centre. The Government of Canada is investing $1.8 million through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is contributing more than $1.4 million toward this project while the City of Ottawa is investing over $1.2 million.

Canadians everywhere are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their livelihoods and their way of life. Together, the governments of Canada and Ontario are working to reduce the impact of the pandemic, ensure health and safety, rebuild businesses, and promote job creation, growth and investment.

Today, Karen McCrimmon, Member of Parliament for Kanata—Carleton, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care and Member of Provincial Parliament for Kanata—Carleton, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; His Worship, Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa; and Councillor Allan Hubley, Kanata South Ward, announced funding to renovate and expand the Kanata Recreation Centre. 

“The expansion and renovations to the Kanata Recreation Centre are welcomed to meet the needs of our growing Kanata neighbourhoods. These upgraded facilities will be an important meeting place for families and will serve our community and local sports associations,” said Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care and Member of Provincial Parliament for Kanata—Carleton. “The Ontario government recognizes the importance of investing in sport and cultural spaces that are an integral part of healthy and vibrant community living. This is great news for Kanata,” said Fullerton.

The project will renovate and expand the Kanata Recreation Centre and splash pad by adding new meeting and program rooms, updating the interior, installing an emergency exit stairwell to increase program capacity, upgrading the facility’s lobby by adding a customer service centre and vestibule, and improving and enlarging the nearby splash pad at Walter Baker Park. Once completed, the updated Kanata Recreation Centre will provide better access to quality cultural, community and recreational spaces, and offer residents and families a safer, more enjoyable place to gather.

“The City of Ottawa appreciates the funding it is receiving from our federal and provincial partners for this important community project. Our city’s recreation centres are at the heart of our communities, with many residents using these facilities to improve their health, as well as to connect with others,” said Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa. “The improvements being made to the Kanata Recreation Centre will be beneficial for our residents for generations to come,” added Ottawa’s mayor.

All orders of government continue to work together for the people of Ontario to make strategic infrastructure investments in communities across the province when they are needed most.

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