Silver Harbour Seniors’ Activity Centre

As part the redevelopment for the Harry Jerome Project, Silver Harbour Seniors' Activity Centre and the City are working together to build a brand new Silver Harbour facility to replace the existing one built in 1973. rendering of exterior of new Silver Harbour

Silver Harbour is home to many organized events and over 70 different programs & services for adults 55+, from wood working to pottery to choir to tai chi.

The new state-of-the-art facility will be accessible, welcoming and inclusive, offering a variety of activities and amenities to the community. To gain efficiencies and minimize costs, the construction timeline for the new Silver Harbour facility will align with the build of the new Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre.

The targeted completion date of the new Silver Harbour Seniors’ Activity Centre is 2025.

Facility Transition & Construction Impacts

Transition to New Facility

Silver Harbour members will continue to have full access to the current facility and programs during the construction period.

The existing Silver Harbour building will cease operations in their existing facility when the new building is ready to be occupied. For more information about Silver Harbour’s programs and services, please visit the Silver Harbour Seniors’ Activity Centre website.

Construction Impacts

Ongoing construction impacts can be expected in the vicinity of the existing Silver Harbour Seniors’ Activity Centre until the new facility is completed. Disruptions may include noise, vibrations, and traffic delays. 

In order to minimize construction-related impacts and unnecessary disruptions, a communications and traffic management plan has been put in place to inform and update nearby residents and business of construction activities. 


New Facility Features & Amenities

The new state-of-the-art facility will be welcoming and inclusive, offering a variety of activities and amenities to the community. Its location adjacent to the new Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre will help maintain important connections to the new recreation centre’s programs and activities.


The new facility will be larger than the current facility and will incorporate more washrooms, bigger hallways, larger elevators, and flexible program areas. Amenities include:

  • Larger 2-storey facility in a prominent location in the City’s Central Lonsdale area
  • Fully-equipped kitchen to support the meal program
  • Increased space to support Silver Harbour’s programs 
  • Program space designed to allow greater flexibility for current and future use
  • Better building safety which meets or exceeds current code and best practices
  • Secure and convenient access, including 18 underground dedicated parking spaces

Accessibility Features

The new Silver Harbour Centre is focused on safety, mobility, and access for all users. Improved elements of the new facility include:

  • Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) Gold Certification
  • Universal accessibility throughout centre which considers equitable access for all users regardless of cognitive, visual, hearing, or physical challenges
  • Larger elevators, washrooms, hallways, and doorways to better accommodate all users
  • Ability to incorporate hearing assistive technology

Sustainability and Energy Efficiency

Sustainable design elements include:

  • Highly insulated building envelope
  • High efficiency heating and cooling
  • Maximized natural lighting
  • Electric car and bicycle parking
  • Water conservation plumbing fixtures
  • Reduced carbon intensity compared to existing Silver Harbour Centre

These will benefit users through:

  • Improved thermal comfort
  • Better acoustic comfort
  • Naturally sunlit spaces
  • Better resilience to changing climate and temperatures
  • Improved indoor air quality
  • Longer building life span


New Silver Harbour Seniors' Centre

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