On June 20, the Carmen Corbasson Community Centre will close to the public for renovations. The closure marks the start of a two-year renovation project for the Ward 1 community centre. Construction is set to begin the first week of July.
“Renovating Carmen Corbasson Community Centre is part of our efforts to enhance the recreation programs and services that we offer to our community members,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We’re committed to improving facility sustainability, accessibility and safety features while also providing the top-quality programming that the City of Mississauga has become known for. We look forward to welcoming back residents once renovations are complete.”
The community centre will reopen in fall 2024. Once completed, the renovated facility will include a fitness centre, new aquatics centre with a warm water therapy pool, new multi-purpose space and improved connections to the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre.
This redevelopment was recommended and approved as part of the City’s 2019 Recreation Master plan, which was informed through extensive community consultation.
“The Carmen Corbasson Community Centre underwent an extensive renovation about 20 years ago,” said Kristina Zietsma, Director, Recreation. “This much-needed redevelopment project is addressing aging infrastructure and will also offer much more in the way of services, programs and activities for Ward 1 and beyond.”
Although the facility closure is scheduled for June 20 many services will continue to be available at community facilities throughout Mississauga.
All aquatic programming at Cawthra Park Secondary School will continue as normal through the redevelopment. The Mississauga Seniors’ Centre will remain open. Site access during the renovation will change to allow for the construction zone to be secured.
Carmen Corbasson Community Centre was built in 1972 and is located on Cawthra Road just south of the QEW in Mississauga. Formerly known as the Cawthra Arena, the facility was renamed in 2012 in honour of retired Ward 1 Councillor, Carmen Corbasson.