In the spring of 2009, the City of Brampton successfully applied to the Governments of Canada and Ontario for economic stimulus funds to improve several of its community centres and recreation facilities. With contributions from each of the three levels of government, over $14,000,000 will be invested in 9 recreation and community centres under the Recreation Infrastructure program (RInC) and the Ontario Recreation (Ontario REC) Program.

The targeted investment provided by these projects will not only extend the life of Brampton’s recreation assets, but also increase additional benefits for long-term economic growth and contribute to the health and quality of life of Brampton’s residents. 

 Recreation and community centre facilities receiving funding include:


 RInC Rec

Project Details

Brampton Curling Club


This project involves rehabilitation work at the Brampton Curling Club, which was built in 1958.  Some of the project components include the insulation of the exterior and interior walls, accessibility upgrades to the entrance and washroom facilities in accordance with the Ontarians with Disabilities Act (ODA), the replacement of the out-dated ice making system and resurfacing the parking lot. ​

Brampton Lawn Bowling Club 


The creation of a new lawn bowling facility at the Flower City Community Campus.  This ODA fully accessible facility will include the construction of a 6,500 square-foot air conditioned clubhouse which will include washroom amenities, indoor meeting spaces, a kitchen and a small administration office. The outdoor amenities will consist of an 8-lane artificial turf bowling green with viewing area.​


The Brampton Soccer Centre is a citywide destination facility, which has 4 indoor field houses. The project components include the installation of air conditioning in all 4 field houses, the installation of rubber flooring in the warm-up areas and the acquisition of a removable solid modular sport flooring surface to cover one of the indoor artificial turf fields, which will allow additional alternative programming space and will protect the indoor turf during special events.​


Chris Gibson is a multi-purpose community centre built in the 1980’s that requires upgrades and renewal to enhance its appeal and accessibility to the community and improve operating efficiency. Project components include installation of sliding doors at the front entrance, natural gas heating upgrades, office and lobby refurbishments and pool change room renovations to include a new family changeroom. Additionally the arena concrete pad and refrigeration network will be replaced.​


This project involves the physical relocation of the community centre, a designated heritage building, within the same parcel of land as the result of a road widening. Other components of the project include the construction of an ODA fully accessible basement, upgrading the interior finishes and updating the mechanical and electrical systems.​


Greenbriar is a neighbourhood recreation centre that serves the local community. The project components include converting the squash courts to a program area, replacing the bleachers in the arena, ODA accessibility improvements including the addition of an elevator and improvements to the main entrance, reception and washroom facilities.​


Memorial Arena was constructed in honour of the men and women who sacrificed their lives in the Second World War. In 2007 it was designated a heritage site. The majority of components of this project involve revitalizing the aging facility.  Project components include replacing the flooring in the arena stands, beam painting and the installation of infra-red heaters in the arena in addition to various exterior improvements.​


Snelgrove Community Centre provides a venue for many community activities, including seniors groups and is home to the Chinguacousy Lions Club. Project components include lighting improvements, installation of new aluminum siding and washroom and auditorium upgrades.


South Fletcher’s Sportsplex is a citywide destination, with 4 ice surfaces, an indoor pool, a fitness centre, a public library branch, community rooms and other recreation amenities. Project components include the installation of automatic sliding doors, a significant lobby upgrade, netting and glass replacement for arena boards, new arena flooring, change room refurbishments and parking lot resurfacing.​