BRAMPTON, ON (July 13, 2022) – A portion of the Susan Fennell Sportsplex will be closed to the public for construction to revitalize the aging recreation centre. Construction at Susan Fennell Sportsplex is part of the City of Brampton’s plan to revitalize recreation centres to serve the community better.
Construction will be in the former craft room and part of the adjacent spaces on the first floor.
The new space will feature modern design elements promoting collaboration and unity, with an enclosed area with leading-edge technology such as an electronic sports (E-sports), a pull-down green screen for multiple programming opportunities like recording music, vocals, music composition, DJ opportunities and more.
Once construction is complete, the Sportsplex Community Youth Hub will open in 2023 to provide a one-stop-shop for youth between the ages of 14 and 29 to create, connect and support each other.
After the renovations for the Youth Hub are completed, new energy savings initiatives will begin. The Sportsplex will see a retrofit with further construction projects to meet the zero carbon retrofit of the building. Many of Brampton’s recreational centres account for nearly 50 per cent of the City’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The City of Brampton selected Susan Fennell Sportsplex for the zero carbon retrofit because the recreation centre releases approximately 1,100 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year, which is the equivalent to GHG emissions produced by 238 cars. Most of the major building servicing equipment at the facility has also reached the end of its lifespan.
Learn more about this project at Brampton.ca
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