Côte Saint-Luc, August 23, 2011 – After breaking ground on the future site of the Aquatic and Community Centre, or ACC, in early October 2010, the City of Côte Saint-Luc has completed construction of the facility and is welcoming the public to an open house on Sunday, August 28, 2011.
The ACC Open House is being combined with a Fun Day at the adjacent Cote Saint-Luc outdoor municipal swimming pool, which will admit all comers free of charge that day with fun activities taking place for people of all ages.
The ACC Open House is from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. The ACC is located at 5794 Parkhaven Ave. (corner Mackle Rd.). There will be music and entertainment for kids at 12:30 pm, a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 pm, and water polo and synchronized swimming exhibitions 1:30 pm to 3 pm. Also, the public will be invited to tour the building from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Following their tour of the building people are encouraged to join the Fun Day at the outdoor swimming pool.
“Getting the ACC built on time and on budget is a tremendous accomplishment for our city council,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “I have no doubt that this facility—both the aquatic side and community side—will become a community hub together with the adjoining gymnasium and outdoor pool. I certainly plan on spending a lot of time there myself.”
The ACC will open for business on Tuesday, September 6, 2011. Regular building hours will be weekdays from 6 am to 11 pm, and weekends from 8 am to 10 pm.
The $18 million ACC took just 11 months to build. The ACC was designed to promote and facilitate active lifestyles and promote wellness, in the holistic sense of the term. People will be able to benefit from an indoor competition pool, an indoor recreation pool, a fitness room, a teen lounge, a games rooms, a kids room and babysitting service, a large rentable space for parties and conferences, a dance and aerobic studio, senior lounges, a library branch, an art studio and more.
The governments of Quebec and Canada gave Côte Saint-Luc grants totaling up to a maximum of $11.57 million, which equals two-thirds of the costs of building the facility. The City of Côte Saint-Luc funded the other third. The City of Côte Saint-Luc appreciates its partners who worked closely with council and staff on the ACC. MHPM Project Managers Inc. oversaw this building project and design plans for the new building. Pomerleau was the design builder and the architects were Rubin & Rotman Associates, and Martin, Marcotte/Beinhaker.
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