The Sports and Recreation Center 2.0 project consists of the reconstruction of the Sports and Recreation Center at 220 Bedbrook, including the demolition of the existing obsolete infrastructure, namely the Legion Memorial Rink, the adjoining outdoor swimming pool and the North Chalet.
The Town plans to develop a single recreational and sports services hub in this strategic location to promote attractiveness to all, young and old. To this end, the Town will include the arena, the pool, classrooms and physical activity rooms.
The Town wants the project to be sustainable and resilient to the effects of climate change and envisions an eco-responsible and sustainable design.
It is essential for the Town to provide access to living spaces for all citizens and users, regardless of age or ability. This stems from a desire to make Montreal West a town that is accessible to all, equitable and inclusive.
Montreal West recognizes that sports and recreation activities must reflect community interests and needs. In order to better identify the needs of stakeholders, the Town will hold consultation meetings with key representatives of the community.
The population is very tightly woven, which gives a spirit and energy to the activities. The population and the city together cultivate a real sense of belonging and an enriched experience that emphasizes the participation of citizens and non-residents. Several local organizations that work with Montreal West residents have rallied to support this project.
On May 3, 2021, the Honorable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Ms. Isabelle Charest, Provincial Minister for Education and Minister responsible for the Status of Women and Ms. Chantal Rouleau, Provincial Minister responsible for the Metropolis and of the Montreal region announced funding of $ 70 million for multiple recreational and sports infrastructure projects in the Montreal region as part of the Financial Assistance Program for Recreational and Sports Infrastructures (PAFIRS).
The Town of Montreal West received a grant of $ 12,556,727 from the federal and provincial governments as part of the Financial Assistance Program for Recreational and Sports Infrastructures (PAFIRS) for the reconstruction of its Sports and Recreation Center. The PAFIRS aims to support the presence of recreational and sports infrastructures in good condition in all regions of Quebec and to increase access to these infrastructures for the population.
This financial assistance will allow us to build our city of tomorrow, with an adapted, accessible and sustainable recreational and sports infrastructure. This project has not only become necessary to modernize our sports and community facilities, but it has been demanded for several years by a large number of organizations in our community.
At the November 15th meeting, Council awarded a contract to Consortium Blouin Tardif Architectes | Coarchitecture Architectes for the architectural professional services with a multidisciplinary team to design the sports and recreation centre.
At the end of call for tenders the Town had received 5 bids. To select the successful bidder, a selection committee was formed in accordance with the law to carry out the thorough process of evaluating the tenders. The committee included members of our Town management as well as outside resources that were hired for their experience and expertise. The committee reviewed the bids for a total of 95 hours before making a recommendation to Council who awarded the mandate.
September 29, 2021 – Public call for tenders for the professional architectural services and multidisciplinary team
The Town of Montreal West is pleased to announce that the Sports and Recreation Centre 2.0 project is moving forward. On September 27, 2021, the Town issued a public call for tenders for the professional architectural services and multidisciplinary team required to carry out this project.
The project consists of the reconstruction of the Town’s Sports and Recreation Centre, including an indoor skating rink and outdoor aquatic facilities. This also includes the demolition of the existing obsolete infrastructure, namely the Legion Memorial Rink, the adjoining outdoor swimming pool and the North Chalet.
Bids will be received by the Town Clerk’s Office at the Town of Montreal West, until 12:59 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.
Order the tender document (MO-09-21-01) online on the Quebec Electronic Tendering System (SEAO)
As the new Sports and Recreation Centre project moves into it’s next phase, the Town has launched the consultation process with Montreal West citizens.
The Town is planning to hold a capital campaign. The objectives of this campaign are to reduce the tax burden on its citizens, to multiply the sources of financing and to create a sense of belonging among the various partners.
At the May 31, 2021 Council meeting, Mr. Scott MacKenzie was appointed Chair of this campaign. The Town wished to create an independent governance structure to manage the solicitation activities. These volunteers are committed to the development of the recreational and sports offer as well as the outreach of the Town of Montreal West.
It was important for the Town to ensure the integrity of the process by creating a steering committee, consisting of the campaign chair and volunteers, to review and receive all donations. A Donation Review Committee was also established to oversee the implementation and operationalization of the administrative process.
More details on the capital campaign will follow. In the meantime, please fill out the form below for any questions.
This web page has been made available to the public to keep you informed as information becomes available to the general public. The Town of Montreal West intends to be proactive and transparent regarding all the key stages of the project. Stay tuned!