Arena & Recreation Centre Study

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The Town of Penetanguishene is preparing an Arena & Recreation Centre Study to guide decision-making with respect to the future of the Penetanguishene Memorial Community Centre. Options include a major retrofit of the current facility or developing a new recreation centre at another location in town. Through this study, other indoor recreation needs will also be considered, such as gymnasium sports, indoor walking, curling, program and event space, and more.

The Study will be informed by recently completed building condition and structural assessments, community research and input, trends, and experiences from other communities. Facility needs, options, costs and locations will

The Town of Penetanguishene is preparing an Arena & Recreation Centre Study to guide decision-making with respect to the future of the Penetanguishene Memorial Community Centre. Options include a major retrofit of the current facility or developing a new recreation centre at another location in town. Through this study, other indoor recreation needs will also be considered, such as gymnasium sports, indoor walking, curling, program and event space, and more.

The Study will be informed by recently completed building condition and structural assessments, community research and input, trends, and experiences from other communities. Facility needs, options, costs and locations will be determined. By identifying current needs and a strategic implementation plan, the Study will ensure that the Town continues to provide a high standard of indoor recreation services.

  • Notice of Special Committee of the Whole Meeting

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    When and Where is the Meeting: Wednesday, July 28, 7:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19, the Town is not holding in-person meetings. As such, this meeting is being conducted virtually by using the Zoom online platform. To download or learn about Zoom, please visit www.zoom.us. If you are unable to participate in the meeting using Zoom we welcome your input no later than July 26, 2021. Please submit additional written input to Stacey Cooper, scooper@penetanguishene.ca. We also welcome you to post your ideas on our idea board, on ConnectPenetanguishene.ca

    How to Participate in the Meeting: To participate in the electronic meeting please contact Stacey Cooper by telephone at 705-549-7453 or by email at scooper@penetanguishene.ca who will provide information and instructions on how to participate electronically.

    Purpose of Meeting: A portion of this Special Council meeting is dedicated to discussion on The Arena & Recreation Centre. There will be opportunities to ask questions of the consulting team and provide input at the meeting.

  • Notice of Public Meeting: Arena & Recreation Centre Study

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    When and Where is the Meeting: Thursday, June 24, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19, the Town is not holding in-person meetings. As such, this Public Meeting is being conducted virtually by using the Zoom online platform. To download or learn about Zoom, please visit www.zoom.us. If you are unable to participate in the meeting using Zoom we welcome your input no later than June 30, 2021. Please submit additional written input to Sherry Desjardins, Director of Recreation and Community Services (sdesjardins@penetanguishene.ca). We also welcome you to post your ideas on our idea board, on ConnectPenetanguishene.ca

    How to Participate in the Meeting: To participate in the electronic meeting please contact Sherry Desjardins by telephone at 705-549-7453 or by email at sdesjardins@penetanguishene.ca who will provide information and instructions on how to participate electronically.

    Purpose of Meeting: The draft Arena & Recreation Centre Study will be presented to receive comments from the public. A copy of the Study (including the Executive Summary) can be found in the document section of this site. There will be opportunities to ask questions of the consulting team and provide input at the meeting.

  • DRAFT: Needs Assessment, Location and Feasibility Study

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    DRAFT ARCS Study

    The attached draft study will be presented at the June 9, 2021, Council meeting.

    All meetings are being recorded and made available on the Town's YouTube Channel.

    How Can I Participate?

    In light of the current COVID-19 situation, we've had to make some adjustments to the way the community can participate in Committee of the Whole and Council meetings. If you would like to provide input regarding an agenda item you must pre-register by submitting the Request before the Monday prior to the meeting. The Clerk will contact all registrants with confirmation of details.

    Please include the following information:

    Name: (full name)

    E-mail

    Phone Number

    Agenda Item - Please provide the Agenda Item and Title you are commenting on:

    Any person requesting a Zoom Video or Zoom Phone Call on the Monday before the meeting will receive meeting details from the Clerk the Tuesday before the meeting. Anyone submitting comments only will be read out by the Clerk during the meeting on your behalf.

    If you do not wish to participate in the meeting but would like to provide a comment on any agenda item, you may send your email to the Clerk and your comments will be circulated to Council and Staff in advance of the meeting.