The Town of Whitby announced the process to design and construct the new Whitby Sports Complex has reached another important milestone as Town Council authorized staff to proceed with obtaining bids from prequalified contractors for the construction of the new facility.
Construction of the new sports complex is on track to begin later this year, with an anticipated opening in late-2025.
The amenities planned to be part of the future facility include:
- an aquatic centre with a 25-metre, 10-lane pool, separate leisure pool and second floor spectator viewing area – which will make the Whitby Sports Complex home to the largest pool in Durham Region;
- a double gymnasium, with three-lane indoor walking track;
- a twin-pad arena with 85-foot by 190-foot ice pads; and
- flexible spaces to support community programs, meetings, and arts and cultural activities.
The proposed design for the outdoor park remains open for public comment on Connect Whitby until March 10 and includes pickleball, tennis, and basketball courts; a multi-purpose sports field; a playground; as well as a skatepark and pump track.
“I am very pleased that council has approved the final design for the Whitby Sports Complex, which allows this project to take another step forward. We know that recreation is so important to our residents. During the 2023 budget consultation, enhanced indoor and outdoor facilities was one of the top three priorities identified by the community. Public consultation played a big role in the design of this complex – and now there is the opportunity for residents to weigh in on the proposed design for the outdoor park space to support it. I encourage everyone to visit connectwhitby.ca to share their feedback,” said Elizabeth Roy, Mayor, Town of Whitby.
Featured image: Rendering of the Whitby Sports Complex, which is expected to begin construction later this year. (Town of Whitby)