Leisure Centre and Library Expansion
Project Update for
Photo Gallery: Leisure Centre Expansion will appear here on the public site.
Recent growth has increased demand for leisure activities in Whitchurch-Stouffville. A study in 2013, identified the need for expansion of the WS Leisure Centre and WS Public Library. The recommendation in the study was to fine-tune the scope of this expansion.
The expansion, which will add over 42,000 square feet to the Memorial Park complex, will include the doubling of the current library's size, the relocation of the Latcham Gallery, which currently resides on Main Street, a new gymnasium, a new fitness and aerobics centre, a new pool viewing area and more staff and storage room.
It will be the first expansion to the Centre since it opened in 2001.
The expansion to the library will be approximately 16,000 sq. ft. and will include an atrium area in the middle of it to allow for access to an outside venue for reading and relaxing.
The Latcham Gallery will comprise 3,850 sq. ft. in the area that now occupies the current fitness space and aerobic studio. The Gallery will have a dedicated multi-purpose room for their use and direct access from the main lobby.
The new 7,800 sq. ft. gymnasium will enhance the drop in programs, daytime programs (including pickleball, badminton and basketball), leagues and rental opportunities.
Fitness & Aerobic Studio
The new fitness studio will be 5,800 sq. ft. and will include new dedicated change rooms for the fitness users.
The new aerobic studio, which will be 2,370 sq. ft., will be adjacent to the fitness area.
The expansion is on target for a public opening in early 2018.