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City of Brampton and Government of Canada celebrate official opening of two newly enhanced recreation facilities

​​​BRAMPTON, ON (June 25, 2024) – Today, Mayor Patrick Brown, Regional Councillor Rowena Santos and City Councillor Rod Power were joined by the Members of Parliament Shafqat Ali and Ruby Sahota, to announce the completion and official opening of two newly revitalized recreation facilities, including the expanded and renovated Bramalea Tennis Club at Chinguacousy Park and Century Gardens Recreation Centre. 

City of Brampton and local MPs celebrate the official opening of two newly enhanced recreation facilities. (Left to right: City Councillor Rod Power, MP Ruby Sahota, Mayor Patrick Brown, MP Shafqat Ali and Regional Councillor Rowena Santos)

​The Bramalea Tennis Club at Chinguacousy Park now features an 80 square-metre addition to enhance inclusivity and accessibility. The addition includes:

  • lounge
  • kitchenette
  • viewing areas of the courts
  • rooftop viewing deck
  • storage room
  • universal change rooms with lockers
  • two washrooms, one of which is barrier-free, with shower stalls and a private dry area

At Century Gardens Recreation Centre, renovations to the pool change rooms have improved accessibility and energy efficiency with: 

  • door widening
  • new door operators
  • new signage with large print
  • upgrades to plumbing and lighting systems in the changerooms to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions

The Government of Canada, through Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern (FedDev Ontario), is pleased to support these projects to help families enjoy their communities and live healthier lives. 

The funding also supports Brampton’s first Certified Commercial Kitchen, which will serve as a culinary hub and food incubator in the heart of downtown Brampton’s Innovation District and will create jobs and attract new businesses. The new Certified Commercial Kitchen is anticipated to open in early fall 2024. 

​Additional local projects funded through FedDev Ontario include Sesquicentennial Park Activity Hub, Gore Meadows Community Centre Activity Hub and Brampton Tennis Club enhancements. All these facilities are open for residents to enjoy. 

Through Brampton’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan (PRMP), a guiding document for the delivery of parks, open space, recreation and sport facilities over the next 15 years, the City of Brampton is investing to build, expand and revitalize local recreation facilities and parks since 2017, adding more than 250 acres of recreational parkland. These projects add to the growing number of recreation amenities across the city enhancing accessibility, inclusivity and sustainability for all residents. The City remains committed to developing high-quality recreation amenities for residents to enjoy.

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​“The official opening of these enhanced recreation amenities marks a significant milestone in our commitment to providing accessible, sustainable and inclusive spaces for all Brampton residents. The enhancements at Bramalea Tennis Club at Chinguacousy Park and Century Gardens Recreation Centre ensures everyone can enjoy high-quality recreational facilities and continue to lead active and healthy lifestyles. We are grateful for the support from our federal partners and look forward to seeing the positive impact these amenities will have on our community.” - Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
​“These revitalized amenities are a fantastic addition to our city's recreational infrastructure. By improving accessibility and energy efficiency, we are creating spaces where families can bond, children can play and our community can come together. We remain steadfast in building a Brampton that is inclusive, vibrant and sustainable and this is just the beginning. We are excited to continue working on projects to benefit our city for years to come.”- Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Community Services, City of Brampton
​“Congratulations to the City of Brampton on the completion and official opening of two newly revitalized recreation facilities. Projects like these support active and vibrant communities and create spaces for locals and visitors to come together.” - The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario 
​“Today, as we unveil these enhanced recreational amenities, we celebrate a pivotal moment in Federal Government’s mission to foster accessible, sustainable, and inclusive spaces for all Brampton residents. The revitalization of the Sandra Hames Tennis Centre and Century Gardens Recreation Centre not only ensures high-quality facilities for everyone to enjoy but also promotes active and healthy lifestyles across our community. We extend our sincere thanks to our partners for their invaluable support, and we eagerly anticipate the positive impact these upgrades will have on our city. This initiative underscores the Government of Canada’s ongoing commitment to investing in and building a cohesive and thriving community.” - Shafaq Ali, Member of Parliament, Brampton Centre 


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About the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario)
For 15 years, the Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario, has worked to advance and diversify the southern Ontario economy through funding opportunities and business services that support innovation, growth and job creation in Canada’s most populous region. The Agency has delivered impressive results, which can be seen in southern Ontario businesses that are creating innovative technologies, improving productivity, growing revenues, creating jobs, and in the economic advancement of communities across the region. Learn more about the impacts the Agency is having in southern Ontario by exploring our investment profiles, our Southern Ontario Spotlight, and FedDev Ontario’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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​Edward Hutchinson
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Office of the Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario