What do you think about the new designs for the WMRC and new older adult centre?

Consultation has concluded

At a public open house on an. 24, City of Waterloo staff revealed the most recent architectural and interior designs for the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex expansion, which will include a new older adult centre.

The community was invited to drop in to share in the design reveal. Parkin Architects Limited and city staff were on hand to answer questions as well as provide an opportunity to visualize the facility's transformation with the help of virtual reality tours, a 3D model and interior/exterior perspectives.

Our survey is now closed

We would like to thank everyone who provided input on the designs. Your feedback will inform the final design and construction process. Stay tuned for further updates about this project.




At a public open house on an. 24, City of Waterloo staff revealed the most recent architectural and interior designs for the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex expansion, which will include a new older adult centre.

The community was invited to drop in to share in the design reveal. Parkin Architects Limited and city staff were on hand to answer questions as well as provide an opportunity to visualize the facility's transformation with the help of virtual reality tours, a 3D model and interior/exterior perspectives.

Our survey is now closed

We would like to thank everyone who provided input on the designs. Your feedback will inform the final design and construction process. Stay tuned for further updates about this project.




CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • I have read that 93 parking spots removed to make way for the new expansion. 1) Is this true? 2) Given that new services will be added to this facility, what is the expectation for how people will park when going to the new expanded rec center? I hope the expectation is NOT for people (especially seniors)to use transit to get there.

    wonderingresident asked 9 months ago

    An Engineer was retained to prepare the study and provide parking assessment. The scope of the analysis included the anticipated parking demand for the expanded WMRC and a review of the suitability of the proposed parking supply to service the expansion. The anticipated peak demand is 432 spaces, to best accommodate the needs of the community the report also recommended the parking be designed for a 10% excess capacity of the peak demand, thereby recommending the revised parking to accommodate 480 spaces.

    The building and site design will support the recommended 480 spaces as well as enhancements to provide more accessible parking and create more accessible pedestrian access.


  • What will be the impact on available parking?

    anonymous231 asked 10 months ago

    For the construction of the additional building areas, the City will develop a phasing strategy to ensure the ongoing facility parking need are retained.