Hershey Centre Redevelopment
According to the City of Mississauga's Strategic Plan, one of the City's strategic goals is to
build and maintain infrastructure for its citizens and for generations to come. A sound,
functional and attractive infrastructure is integral in completing its neighbourhoods, as we
build a City for the 21st century.
The Hershey Centre SportZone is the City's major public assembly facility, comprised of a
5,400 seat spectator arena, a three ice pad community arena, indoor regulation soccer field,
triple gymnasium, gymnastics centre, outdoor sport fields and expansive parking area. It is
home to Mississauga cultural and sports organizations, boasting an attendance of over 3 million
users per year.
Since it opened in 1998, there have been minimum requirements for facility design and
long-term Capital upgrades. Today's more stringent standards have resulted in the need to
upgrade multiple components of the Hershey SportZone's infrastructure, such as installation of
power and communications throughout the complex to improve public safety and meet a range of
new activities; redevelopment and construction of public facility operation areas including
equipment and fixtures; upgrading the kitchen; painting, flooring and other improvements in the
public and back-of-house areas. Redevelopment will extend the lifecycle of the facility while
correcting deficiencies in safety and accessibility.
As host of the 2011 Memorial Cub and the combative arts competition of the 2015 Pan/Parapan
American Games, the Hershey SportZone will see a dramatic increase in attendance. Redevelopment
will address current deficiencies in the areas of accessibility, safety and energy consumption.
Benefits of this redevelopment, to the community include: the ability to better serve
Mississauga's aging population by resurfacing the floors in high traffic areas and adding
non-slip coating to floors; reduced energy consumption through more efficient power and
communication routing; increase usability by the community through improvements to technical
and production areas; increase ability for multi-lingual messaging to facilitate use by