In November 2020, Springwater Council approved the purchase of a 50 acre parcel of land from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry at a cost of $3,884,846 plus HST. The land, known as the Hasty Tract is located at 1132 Snow Valley Road and will be used for the creation of a community hub.
The location is ideal for a community hub and is supported by the Bayfield Corridor Study in the Official Plan review. The area provides a strategic location for community services, access to Simcoe County LINX transit and potential in the long-term for local, higher level public services and development of Midhurst's future downtown area.
About the Project
Immediate plans for the land include:
- New fire station
- New recreation centre with arena
- Library and creative space
- Meeting and activity space
- active and passive recreation opportunities (ie: trails and sports fields)
- Simcoe County EMS station
Phase 1 development of the Community Hub project was approved by Council in April 2021, with Ainley Group retained for project management. Phase 1 includes site preparation (studies/survey, tree clearing and civil works) as well as the construction of a new Fire Station 2 and potential Simcoe County EMS post. Masri O Inc. has been awarded the contract for Phase 1 design works of the new fire station, including geotechnical and hydrological investigations, preliminary designs and tendering.
On September 15, 2021, Council approved moving forward with Phase 2 of the project. An RFP was issued and awarded to Weston Consulting for the preparation of a Community Hub Master Plan. As part of the master planning process, the consultant will be responsible for public consultation, preparing a long-term concept plan for the property, site servicing, cost projections and design criteria for future facility development.
Have Your Say
Weston Consulting has acquired the community engagement support of 8 80 Cities to begin a public engagement process that will capture a vision for the future Community Hub. Through focus groups, interviews, surveys and pop-up events, they are looking to speak to a broad spectrum of individuals and groups in our community to determine what the Community Hub should include, look like, and invoke.
For more information on the project or to request further notice, please contact:
2284 Nursery Road
Midhurst, ON L9X 1N8
Tel: (705) 725-7534
Chief Administrative Officer
Township of Springwater
2231 Nursery Road
Minesing, ON L9X 1A8
Tel: (705) 728-4784
195 Country Court Blvd., Suite 300
Brampton, ON L6W 4P7
Tel: (905) 452-5172