Council Receives Recreation Master Plan

Council has received the Recreation Master Plan as part of an integrated Culture, Tourism and Recreation Master Plan. The plan provides the framework to provide quality and sustainable access to a range of recreational opportunities in Timmins.

Timmins needs an updated plan as the previous plan was completed in 1993. Over 1000 residents participated in the consultation process.

Here is the plans inspirational vision statement:

“To enhance quality of life in the City of Timmins by providing recreation facilities and services which allow all members of society to reach their potential throughout life, and by developing and maintaining built and natural assets which will enhance Timmins as a place to live and invest over the next 25 years.”

It also contains a mission statement that outlines how the vision will be achieved.

“To enhance the value for money and taxpayers through the provision (new build and maintenance) of high quality facilities, expanding the City’s programming commitment with development of new facilities and supporting a community and partnership development model for optimal recreation service delivery.”

The recommendations in the plan will address the aging recreational infrastructure in Timmins as well as the perceived lack of recreational programming. Key recommendations include: decommissioning and repurposing several arenas, conducting a feasibility study for a suitable site to build a multi-use community center and improving the pool facilities.

We hope to hear their decision by the end of summer.

To view the report click here.