West Parry Sound Recreation and Cultural Centre Frequented Asked Questions.

 

Seven West Parry Sound municipalities – the Township of The Archipelago, Carling Township, McDougall Township, McKellar Township, the Town of Parry Sound, Seguin Township and the Municipality of Whitestone – as well as the First Nation communities of Wasauksing and Shawanaga are collaborating to build a recreation and wellness centre.

A schematic design was shared October 13, 2023 and was updated in December, 2023. See the renderings here.

The single-storey, 43,000 square-foot building has been designed to maximize efficiency while realizing the goals and priorities shared by partners and the community. See the renderings here. Design highlights include: 

  • Six-lane pool 
  • Therapy pool  
  • Indoor track  
  • Common rooms for cultural activities 
  • Fitness studio
  • Double gymnasium
  • Strength and Conditioning area 
  • Family change room 
  • Female change room 
  • Male change room 

The West Parry Sound Recreation and Cultural Centre will be built at 44 Joseph Street, Parry Sound.

On June 7, 2021, The Government of Canada announced over $12.7 million in funding for the construction of a new recreation facility in the Town of Parry Sound through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario also committed to providing $10.6 million.

The upset limit (maximum cost) of the project is $31.8M and will be funded as follows:

The Government of Canada investment $12.7M (40%)

The Government of Ontario investment $10.6M (33%)

WPS Municipalities joint investment $8.5M (27%)*

 *Each participating West Parry Sound municipality has unique characteristics and local needs; therefore the amount that they will contribute will be based on population, number of households, taxable assessment and driving distance.

UPDATE: On December 14, 2022, the West Parry Sound Recreation and Cultural Centre agreed to proceed with plans to build a six-lane pool, contingent upon the Fundraising Committee raising the additional funds required which would maintain the upset limit for the project.