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King breaks ground on new township-wide community centre

Project funded by all levels of government, Seneca, developers
May 2, 2022
Laura Broadley

King township held a ground breaking for its new Township-Wide Community Centre in King City.

Federal, provincial and municipal governments are funding the community centre along with Seneca College and local developers.

The federal government is investing over $21.1 million, the Ontario government is investing $17.6 million and the township is providing over $20 million, mostly through development charges. Another $16 million is being contributed by developers.

“This represents the single largest provincial infrastructure investment in King history, and will include a larger pool, two ice pads, indoor track, cycling and fitness studios, along with baseball and soccer fields that will serve children, families and seniors for generations to come,” said Stephen Lecce, MPP for King-Vaughan.

The community centre is expected to open in 2024 and will feature 124,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor facilities. It is being built on 25 acres of land at the southeast corner of Seneca’s King campus.

After meeting with residents and getting their input, King included a larger pool and second ice pad in addition to a multi-use field house with access to future amenities that could include baseball and soccer fields.

The township is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the project team is exploring energy efficient measures such as ventilation, reclaiming waste heat from refrigeration system and an open loop geothermal heat exchange.

“The new centre will provide residents in King and our surrounding communities with access to modern and reliable recreational infrastructure where they can enjoy sports, maintain healthy lifestyles and take part in recreational programs and services for years to come,” said Mayor Steve Pellegrini.