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Cadillac of sports complexes gets green light despite being more than $40M over budgeted amount

Whitby complex to include artificial turf field, twin pad arena, aquatic centre and double gymnasium

July 27, 2023  By Turf & Rec

Photo credit: Peter Fleming/Adobe Stock

Being touted as the Cadillac of recreation centres, the new Whitby (Ont.) Sports Complex has received 8-1 approval by city council despite being $43.4 million over its budgeted amount.

The project’s overall price tag is $154,865,866. Among the facility’s amenities will be a twin ice pad arena, an aquatic centre, double gymnasium, tennis and basketball courts and an outdoor artificial sports field.

Whitby’s current population is about 150,000, but is expected to grow to a quarter-million within the next 28 years. Councillors supporting the project agreed its expense can be justified by the decades of sporting opportunities it will provide for the municipality.

Construction is slated to begin this fall with completion anticipated in December 2025.





This article is part of the Parks & Rec Week.
This article is part of the Municipalities Week.

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