Lucan Community Memorial Centre gets $7.5 million in funding for expansion

Lucan Community Memorial Centre. Jake Jeffrey / 980 CFPL

The Lucan Community Memorial Centre has received a combined $7.5 million in government funding for an expansion.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $3 million in the project, Ontario is providing more than $2.5 million, while the Township of Lucan Biddulph is investing more than $2 million.

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The work involves adding more multipurpose rooms, universal change rooms, family washrooms and upgrading the existing locker rooms.

Additionally, renovations will improve the centre’s accessibility by creating a barrier-free entrance, lobby, and washrooms, and will add elevator access to a new heated viewing area.

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“The list of upgrades is quite long,” said Monte McNaughton, the Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development. “It’s going to be pretty much a new community centre in Lucan.”

McNaughton says construction will be starting “very soon.” There’s no word on when its set to be completed.

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