The process to design and construct the newWhitby Sports Complex has reached another important milestone as earlier this week Town Council authorized staff to proceed with obtaining bids from pre-qualified contractors for the construction of the new facility. Construction of the new sports complex is on track to begin later this year, with an anticipated opening in late-2025.

The amenities planned to be part of the future facility include:

  • an aquatic centre with a 25-metre, 10-lane pool, separate leisure pool and 2nd floor spectator viewing area which will make the Whitby Sports Complex home to the largest pool in Durham Region;
  • a double gymnasium, with three-lane indoor walking track;
  • a twin-pad arena with 85-foot by 190-foot ice pads; and
  • flexible spaces to support community programs, meetings, and arts and cultural activities.

The proposed design for the outdoor park remainsopen for public commenton Connect Whitby until March 10 and includes pickleball, tennis, and basketball courts; a multi-purpose sports field; a playground; as well as a skatepark and pump track.

Together, the facilitys amenities will help to achieve the Towns vision for the complex: to create a multi-purpose gathering space for inclusive sport and community programming – a place for residents of all ages and abilities to connect, play and get active.

Quick Facts

  • The new complex will be located west of Baldwin Street South, south of the intersection of Highway 407.
  • More than 2,700 people shared their feedback on the design for the complex.Feedback collectedshowed strong support for a flexible, active, and connected complex design, with a community desire for more outdoor, aquatics, and gymnasium space at the facility site. View the full results of the survey in Attachment 2 ofStaff Report CMS 09-21.
  • Town staff will report back to Council in the coming months with the results of the tender process and approval to begin construction.
  • To align with Councils strategic vision on climate change, a variety of environmental sustainability initiatives will be explored during the design process for the complex including the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold and Zero Carbon Building (ZCB) Certifications.

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