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City on Track for a New Harry Jerome Rec Centre

January 21, 2021   

Exciting news! We're moving ahead with the next phase of the Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre, aligning the delivery of the new facility with development of the surrounding Harry Jerome Neighbourhood Lands (HJNL).

"This is a great day for people in our City," says Mayor Linda Buchanan. "Today's announcement puts us on track to deliver this long-awaited new facility which prioritizes the wellbeing of people. Through location, amenities, and programming, the new centre will promote a healthy community within a walkable neighbourhood as Council has envisioned. I'm proud to be delivering this new facility in a way that mitigates the financial risk so that we can move forward confidently and in a timely manner."

With Phase 1 of the HJNL underway at Lonsdale and East 21st St., staff are now negotiating with Darwin Properties lease terms for the remaining HJNL sites. Meanwhile, design of the new facility is almost done and will go to Council in April. Construction is on track to begin in 2022, with the new HJCRC to open in 2025. Read more.

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