The project at a glance

  • About 12,690 sq. ft. multi-use community spaces
  • About 4,220 sq. ft. Municipal offices
  • Project cost: $18.7 million
  • Project savings realized by co-location: $2 million
  • Community fundraising goal: $3.29 million
  • Community fundraising to date: $1.29 million
  • Amenities: indoor and outdoor recreation/fitness, children’s care and programming, performing arts and creative space, spaces for meetings, classes, social functions and more!
  • Project completion: 2023

Read more about the history of the project at Our Island Place.

Update January 2023

Community Centre Construction Timeline
Construction timeline

2022 was a busy year.

We completed land clearing, excavation & blasting, and forming.

We’re currently working on finishing the foundation and building envelope, and in 2023 we’ll be working on the interior, landscaping and finally, occupancy!

In the last quarter of 2022, we poured slabs for floors including a portion of suspended slab for the main floor.

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Roughwork in the basement was completed, and the framing started in December 2022.

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Basement under construction
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North end drainage
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Slab & start of framing
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Framing continues in January, 2023
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Interior of Community Use room
Roof trusses
Roof trusses arrive

Next steps include:

  • Complete work in basement
  • Continue framing
  • Work on building envelope

Here is the designer’s idea of the completed structure with landscaping: It’s a sunny day with children running on the lawn, an outdoor exercise class in progress and islanders are wondering the paths around the building. On the neighbouring lot, the BICS soccer field can be seen with a game in progress.

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Community Centre Exterior

Step inside your new Community Centre, bustling with neighbours, family and friends.

On the left is the registration desk where you can:

  • Get tickets for a show
  • Buy a gym subscription
  • Inquire about program availability
  • Book a meeting room
  • Sign the family up for activities

On the right is a large community lounge where you can:

  • Take a load off and enjoy a comfortable seat
  • Check your email while you wait for the kids to finish a program
  • Socialise with other parents and caregivers

Head down the corridor to find the rooms for playcare, indoor programming, exercise classes, weight lifting, washrooms, showers and more.

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Community Centre interior

The money

BUDGET $18,700,000.00

Spent to date$6,500,000.00
Cost to complete$12,000,000.00

Fundraising: we’re getting close

Learn more about sponsoring a seat, naming a room and other donations.

Donations of $200 or more will receive a public acknowledgement on a donor recognition installation. Donate online now by credit card, or by cheque, debit or cash at Municipal Hall. Donate now