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Town of Lakeshore

Town of Lakeshore

July 06, 2015 10:30 ET

Work on Next Component of Atlas Tube Centre Now Underway

LAKESHORE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 6, 2015) -

Today, residents and officials celebrated the groundbreaking of the next phase of Lakeshore's Atlas Tube Centre. Officially opened in September 2014, the new athletic complex includes an arena with three ice pads, a gymnasium, a dance studio, an indoor walking track, a library, meeting rooms and a banquet hall.

The second phase of construction will include an indoor aquatic centre consisting of four lap lanes, a lazy river, a therapeutic pool and a shallow pool area. Outside, a splash pad, soccer fields, recreational courts and a five-kilometre multi-purpose trail for walking, running, cycling and skateboarding will be built. These new features will further provide residents and visitors with the opportunity to lead healthy lives by getting fit and staying active, creating a hub of recreation facilities with a variety of programs for residents of all ages. This phase is scheduled to be complete in summer 2016.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada has committed up to $17.3 million through the Building Canada Fund - Major Infrastructure Component.
  • The Government of Ontario has also committed $17.3 million, and the Town of Lakeshore is responsible for all remaining project costs.
  • The estimated total project cost is $62 million.


"Lakeshore's Atlas Tube Centre will continue to benefit residents and visitors of the area by offering athletic, social and educational programming. Our Government is proud to provide significant funding for this project as we focus on creating jobs, promoting growth and building strong, prosperous communities across Canada. One way we are doing so is through our $53-billion New Building Canada Plan, which was designed to support infrastructure projects of national, regional and local significance."

Jeff Watson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Essex, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"We continue to grow and expand our Atlas Tube Centre to meet the needs of our residents. It gives me great pleasure to say our resident's long awaited feature - the WFCU Community Pools and Splashpad will be ready summer of 2016. Soon we will add aquatics to our mix of activities at the Atlas Tube Centre, keeping our residents in motion and continuing to enhance a healthy active lifestyle."

Tom Bain, Mayor, Town of Lakeshore

"The addition of the WFCU Community Pools and Splash Pad to our Atlas Tube Centre brings yet another exciting component to this great facility. My family and I are happy to help our community, Lakeshore, benefit from a facility that provides so many activities."

Barry Zekelman, CEO of Atlas Tube and JMC Steel Group

"WFCU is proud to be part of the new Atlas Tube Centre and to officially break ground on the WFCU Community Pools and Splash Pad area. As this modern designed complex welcomes organizations, individuals and families of all ages to enjoy a multitude of activities, we are happy to help bring aquatics to the mix of options, encouraging active and healthy lifestyles."

Marty Komsa, WFCU President and CEO

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Associated Links

To learn more about the Building Canada Fund-Major Infrastructure Component visit:

Atlas Tube Centre - Multi-Use Recreation Facility

For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit:

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada's Economic Action Plan at

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Contact Information

  • Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
    Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs,
    and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
    for the Regions of Quebec

    Rita Chappell-Arsenault
    Manager of Special Projects
    519-728-2700 Ext. 282

    Infrastructure Canada
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154