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North Bay Community & Recreation Centre

Project Update

After receiving bids over the budgeted amount for this project, City Staff has been directed to prepare and issue a Request for Expression of Interest for the construction of a Community and Recreation Centre to be located at the Steve Omischl Sports Complex site with an upset limit of $52 million.  

The North Bay Community and Recreation Centre is now fully designed and has been tendered to pre-qualified contractors. 

Work by the design team from MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd. and North Bay’s Mitchell Jensen Architects has included stakeholder consultation, public information sessions and Council updates. The multi-use facility will be fully integrated with the existing Steve Omischl Sports Complex at 1105 Lakeshore Drive.

The facility will be accessible to all and will prioritize environmental sustainability through a net-zero-carbon design, which also  incorporates multi-season use, multi-functionality, and integration between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Why is this project happening?

The North Bay Community and Recreation Centre will replace the aging West Ferris Arena, ensuring that the City continues to provide the community with recreational services and opportunities within an improved and modernized facility.  The new facility will add an ice pad to the City's existing inventory, helping to better meet demand as demonstrated through public consultation and the findings of a Multi-use Recreational Facility (MURF) Feasibility Study. 

Key Features

  • two standard hockey size rinks
  • walking-running track
  • fully accessible building
  • warm spectator viewing areas
  • outdoor event/warm-up area
  • transit pick-up and drop-off location at main entrance
  • community room/meeting space
  • community patio-veranda
  • total of 14 barrier-free team change rooms, including eight capable of converting into four enlarged change rooms
  • 433 parking spaces
  • bus Parking spaces

Frequently Asked Questions 

Get answers to some of the most common questions about the Community and Recreation Centre project. 

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Conceptual Drawings

Visualize the future facility through a variety of architectural renderings created by the design team. 

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Review related documents, staff reports and presentations used to inform and guide the project planning process. 

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