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​​​​​​​​​​​​Bradford & District Memorial Community Centre Revisioning

The Town began working with the community and with consulting firm MHBC Planning in June 2017 to determine the future of the 18-acre parcel of land and existing facilities located at 125 Simcoe Road. 

Council received a final report from MHBC in August of 2018, which provides a concept plan for achieving the maximum potential of the full parcel of land. Council directed staff to proceed with more detailed planning and costing; however, at this time, have not committed to a specific scope of work or timeline. 

Work will proceed this year on needs prioritization and budget planning, and determining how this property fits into the Town's overall long-term facility needs.

Following is a timeline of the project:

  • October 2017 - visioning workshop with stakeholders including sports groups, local service groups and others who have or might use community space 
  • December 2017 - public survey
  • February 2018 - Public Open House #1 to review and provide input on four possible concepts 
  • April 2018 - staff report to Council on the Town's overall Multi-Year Facility Development Plan including how the new facilities at 125 Simcoe Rd. would be incorporated
  • ​May 2018 - Public Open House #2 to review and discuss a preferred concept
  • August 2018 - Final Recommendation Report presented, including a preferred concept that would incorporate a Town Hall and Council Chambers, flexible space for use by community groups, incubator space for small business start-ups, as well as indoor and outdoor recreational facilities and potentially affordable housing.
  • August 2019​ - Council approved the purchase of properties fronting on Simcoe Road beside the current BDMCC to allow for the redevelopment
  • February 2021 - Staff provided an update to the Committee of the Whole, and received direction to prepare a cost/benefit analysis of renovating the Bradford & District Memorial Community Centre for the continued purpose of providing a multi-purpose facility and event space;obtain revised cost estimates for a reduced scale Multi-Purpose Community Hub featuring town administration offices and combined performing arts space/council chambers; and report back to council with updated scenarios and cost estimates for redevelopment of the property.​