Caledon East Community Complex Expansion Underway
The Town of Caledon required expansion work on its Caledon East Community Complex, which is considered a vital community hub.
Ball Construction was awarded this design-build project that includes a pool, a public library, an aerobics studio, multipurpose community rooms, a rink viewing area, a gym with a walking track and fitness areas and increased parking space.
Located at 6215 Old Church Road, this long overdue development will take the form of new construction to two existing rinks. The 57,400 square-foot project is currently in the tendering phase. Some key trades have been awarded and contracts issued including site works and steel. Site servicing and grading is scheduled for early October and Ball anticipates obtaining a full permit by November to start foundation work.
Ball will be constructing this facility around a twin-pad arena that will be operational. Working in and around buildings that remain open to the public can be challenging. Fortunately we have a vast array of experience to lean on, having completed many similar facilities over our history.
All of Ball’s project sites are governed by a comprehensive health and safety program and ongoing hazard and risk assessments, including the current COVID-19 safety protocols. These and other measures will help ensure the public’s safety as they access the facility. We are also devising plans to maintain Ontario building code (OBC) travel distancing for exiting the complex in the event of emergency during construction.
Mayor Allan Thompson and town council members participated in a ground breaking ceremony on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 7. Earlier that day, Doug McLaughlin of the architectural firm, Barry Bryan Associates, and Cameron Ball also grabbed shovels to mark the occasion.
We anticipate a tight timeline, with project completion expected in April, 2023.
Doug McLaughlin (Barry Bryan Associates) & Cam Ball