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Carmen Corbasson Community Centre renovation

Find information and answers to common questions about the Carmen Corbasson Community Centre redevelopment project. Learn more about public consultation and how the new facility will meet the interests of the community and benefit residents for years to come.

There are currently 11 indoor pools in Mississauga operated by the City. The primary pool for Ward 1 residents is the Cawthra Secondary School Pool. This pool is approximately 45 years old, does not meet current accessibility standards and would require millions of dollars of upgrades to improve. When the new pool re-opens, the Cawthra Secondary School Pool will be decommissioned.

The City and residents have been planning for several years to decommission this school pool and renovate the Carmen Corbasson Community Centre to add a much-needed, improved aquatics facility. Removable diving blocks will be added to the new 25 metre lap pool, but a diving board will not be included due to site constraints.

With aging demographics, the new warm water therapeutic pool will provide additional benefits, including opportunities for rehabilitation and physical activity to promote well-being for the aging population.

Several design options were considered during the initial 2019 feasibility study work with CS&P Architects, in addition to the more focused schematic design work with Diamond & Schmitt Architects Inc. since 2020.

The redevelopment project has been discussed publicly at Council, Budget Committee and at various meetings and consultations at Carmen Corbasson Community Centre for many years (including community consultation on Recreation’s Future Directions Master Plan, Youth Plan and Older Adult Plan).

A virtual public information session was held on June 22, 2021. All Ward 1 residents were invited to register to attend this virtual presentation. Postcards were mailed out to residents three weeks prior to the event. It was also promoted on the City’s various social media channels, road signs, digital message boards, and the Ward 1 Councillor’s monthly e-newsletter.

Yes, all of these amenities will remain in the fully redeveloped community centre when it re-opens. We are not removing any indoor spaces, just adding the aquatics and fitness centres.

Current programs at Carmen Corbasson Community Centre will continue to be available to residents at alternative locations such as the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre, Small Arms Inspection Building, Huron Park Recreation Centre or other neighbouring community centres.

See the Carmen Corbasson Programs Relocation Calendar for various scheduled and planned activities.

During construction of this project, we are unable to keep the building open and as such, the amenities will be closed to the public during this time. Many of our services, rentals and programs will continue to be available to the community throughout the City. Specifically for our walking track members, we are currently looking at alternative solutions to keep you active and walking.

See the Carmen Corbasson Programs Relocation Calendar for various scheduled and planned activities.

A universal changeroom is an accessible, welcome space for everyone.  The space is accessible to people with reduced mobility, and allows people of all gender identities, parents, and caregivers to be together in the same space. There will be a variety of change stall sizes (individual, family, universal), and these stalls will be completely private, with nearly floor to ceiling partitions.

The City team has visited and discussed this changeroom design with many of our neighbouring municipalities who have moved to this model in recent years. They have stated that this design works very well for participants, are much more operationally efficient from a cleaning and maintenance perspective, and allows for complete flexibility in how they are used based on pool programming.

We are excited to continue to provide a variety of programming options at Carmen Corbasson Community Centre when it re-opens. While the community centre will offer all the traditional programs that you would find at most community facilities, we hope to bring a variety of new and innovative programs to the Ward 1 community.

Our main feature in the aquatics centre will be the removable starting blocks, which provides opportunity for various swim training, while enjoying the beautiful views into the natural woodlot. Our ability to cover the windows in the aquatics centre will allow us to provide specialized aquatic programming to groups that may require that level of privacy.

The new equipment based fitness centre and studio will offer many classes to choose from to keep fit, whatever your preference is to keep active and healthy.

Throughout the redevelopment, our program team will continue to look at some of the data collected from our surveys, what we’re hearing from participants, and what we’re seeing in the market in order to put together a programming mix that suits the needs of the community. And of course, we’re always open to feedback if you have ideas for any other new programs!

This redevelopment project will be pursuing Level 1 of the City’s Corporate Green Building Standard.

Level 1 targets include features such as:

  • On site energy generation (design to accommodate future solar photovoltaics)
  • Building envelope design to enhance thermal performance of the building
  • Installation of high efficiency HVAC equipment to reduce energy consumption
  • Electric vehicle and bicycle infrastructure
  • Bird-friendly glazing
  • Construction waste management: aiming for 75% diversion rate of the total construction and demolition materials for minimum of three material streams
  • To reduce stormwater peak flow and runoff volume from the site
  • Use of low-impact material with low or no VOC materials
  • Exterior lighting to be dark sky compliant

If you have additional questions or feedback about the Carmen Corbasson Community Centre redevelopment project, please email

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