The Town of Montreal West is undertaking a $39.2 million project to build a modern Sports and Recreation Center. This project is made possible, in large part, by the $16 million granted to the Town by the Programme d’aide financière aux infrastructures récréatives et sportives (PAFIRS – EBI).
The modern and accessible facilities will serve people of all ages, from babies to seniors, and will house the Town’s robust recreational programming. It will also achieve environmental goals and fully satisfy the Town’s needs for a multi-functional, multigenerational facility.
The new Sports and Recreation Center is set to open in 2025 and will be located at 220 Bedbrook Avenue, the site of the former Montreal West pool and Legion Memorial Rink.
Here are some preliminary images of the new Sports and Recreation Center.
View a PDF of the floor plans.
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The current plans for the new Sports and Recreation Center include the following :
In a later phase, the project will include a soccer field and running track.
The Town plans to develop a single recreational and sports services hub in this strategic location to promote active living to all. To this end, the project will include the arena, the pool, multipurpose rooms and a small gymnasium.
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 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 conducted a town-wide survey, met with key representatives of the community throughout the years and held public consultation meetings.
Everyone! The new Center will serve babies, children, teenagers, adults and seniors alike through a variety of different programs and activities.
The Town has received many questions from residents concerning the new Sports and Recreation Center project. An FAQ has been prepared for the benefit of the community.
In May 2021, it was announced that the Town of Montreal West received a grant of over $ 16,000,000 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. This program aims to support the presence of sport and recreation infrastructures in good condition in all regions of Quebec and to increase access to these infrastructures for the population.
Launched in 2021, the silent fundraising campaign for the new Sports and Recreation Center has already received important support from a number of partners. The fundraising campaign aims 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.
The Town held a special event for the official launch of the public fundraising campaign on Sunday, November 20 from 12 to 3:30 p.m. at Hodgson Field.
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June 2, 2022: News item and e-bulletin
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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.