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City seeks public input on scope of new recreation complex

A new survey question will be posed every other week to gather public input in advance of the conceptual design being tabled for council approval next spring
Cambridge Recreation Complex artist rendering
Artist rendering of the new Cambridge Recreation Complex

To better understand the community's needs and wants for the new recreation and Idea Exchange complex, the city wants to engage residents in coming up with ideas for the complex; a process they say will continue into March 2023.

To get the conversation started, the City of Cambridge has launched a survey on the Engage Cambridge website.

The responses shared will inform how some of the key spaces in the new complex will look and function.

The vision for the new Cambridge Recreation Complex is as "an exciting new community hub in the south of the city."

This modern, multi-purpose recreation complex will include the following:

  • An 8 or 10-lane, 25m swimming pool and warm water leisure pool
  • Gymnasiums
  • Running or walking track and multi-purpose rooms
  • Branch location of Idea Exchange (Cambridge Public Library)
  • Park amenities

"The future joint-use campus will offer educational, recreational and cultural activities for all ages in a rapidly developing community."

The 32.5-acre site is located on City of Cambridge, WRDSB and WCDSB owned lands, north of the intersection of Dundas Street South and Branchton Road.

More details about the Cambridge Recreation Complex is available on the city's website.

A new one-question poll will be shared on the Engage Cambridge website every other week. 

The city says to check back to stay connected on a variety of topics.

Along with partner MJMA Architecture & Design, the city plans to leverage public input to complete the conceptual design and budget for council approval, currently planned for spring 2023.