In progress City project

Burnhamthorpe Community Centre renovation

The existing Burnhamthorpe Community Centre facility and indoor Chic Murray Arena was built in 1974. A major gym expansion was completed in 2004 and the centre has been enjoyed by many residents over the years.

Guided by the City of Mississauga’s Strategic Plan and Recreation Master Plan, the Burnhamthorpe Community Centre renovation will provide improved infrastructure for Mississauga’s citizens for generations to come. This redevelopment project follows the City’s design principles to integrate sound, functional, accessible and attractive buildings, facilities, public and open spaces that build a City for the twenty-first century.


Through the renovation and construction of a new addition at the community centre, the City strives to:

  • Improve the quality of recreational services provided to the residents of Mississauga to achieve the City’s goal of providing access to quality recreational facilities in order to maintain healthy lifestyles
  • Address the aging state of municipal infrastructure and implement lifecycle upgrades
  • Improve accessibility and energy efficiency to meet the City’s accessibility goals and Mississauga’s Green Building standard
  • Design with an environmentally responsible approach and achieve LEED Silver Standards
  • Develop a site that meets Mississauga accessibility requirements and improve building circulation through enhanced accessibility, wayfinding and connectivity between program spaces
  • Alleviate pressure on existing recreational infrastructure by addressing population growth, changing demographics and cultural diversity
  • Create strong linkages between indoor and outdoor activity spaces and introduce daylight throughout the building
  • Establish a clear, strong entrance identity and convenient location for pedestrians and motorists accessing the building
  • Meet the increasing demand for aquatics in the area


Once the redevelopment is completed, residents will enjoy the benefits of:

  • New equipment-based fitness centre
    • Cardio machines, weights, and fitness studio with wood sprung floor
  • New aquatics centre
    • 25 meter six lane pool
    • Warm water therapy pool
    • New multi-purpose space for swim parties and other functions
  • Enhancements to existing multi-purpose spaces to improve social and recreation opportunities for the community
  • Renovations to areas of the gymnasium as well as Chic Murray indoor arena
  • Facility design modernization and improved accessibility within the building
  • Improved front entrance and access from the parking lot
  • Upgrades to exterior identity
  • New green space and improved connection to Jaycee Park
  • Improved sustainable and accessible design standards
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