Community Hub / Multi Purpose Recreational Facility

March 29, 2018  / Elliot Lake Hub Project gets Commitment from Province 

In yesterday’s 2018 Ontario Government Budget, the Province committed to support the City of Elliot Lake’s community hub project. The budget document highlights pending investments into culture and recreational infrastructure across Ontario, including Elliot Lake. Elliot Lake has been planning and lobbying for a new multipurpose recreation and wellness hub that would encompass a new arena, pool, curling pad and program areas.

Mayor Dan Marchisella reported “I’m ecstatic and thankful that the provincial government has heard our appeals for investment into our recreational and community assets. This facility is key for community economic development and recovery and can secure our future for not only retirement but families of all ages”.

The hub project has a capital budget currently pegged at $41 million, with the likely share being: 40% federal, 33% provincial and 27% municipal. The federal share is not yet committed and more work with the province is needed to clarify the project’s next steps.

However, Elliot Lake Chief Administrative Officer Daniel Gagnon noted “the province’s support is critical for our final push to secure the federal share. That process will be considerably easier to manage now with the province’s formal support in the 2018 budget”.

Click Here for excerpt from 2018 Ontario Budget: A Plan for Care and Opportunity 

Project Update: Winter 2018 

The City of Elliot Lake continues to pursue a new multipurpose recreational complex to replace the aging facilities if the community pool, arena and recreation centre (Collins Hall) and the local curling club. 

The estimated cost of the new facility is $40.1 million and would only occur with significant assistance of both levels of senior government (federal and provincial cost sharing). 

A recent high level overview was presented to City Council in January 2018. The pdf of the presentation is availble by clicking here.  

More updates are planned for this page shortly.  

Over the past 18 months, the City of Elliot Lake and its lead consultants, Colliers International have been studying and refining feasibility plans. The objectives are to determine the best fit for a new multipurpose recreational complex including uses, faciltiies, locations and costs.

Summary story boards have been created outlining the reccommended options.  These boards can be viewed by clicking the link below or by viewing them at the following locations.

  • City Hall
  • Ruben Yli-Juuti Centre - Municipal Pool
  • Elliot Lake Public Library
  • Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre 

Community Hub Option A & B Storyboards (Click Here)