Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex Expansion

The Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex expansion is underway. Find the latest construction updates below.


On this page

  1. Project background
  2. Construction updates
  3. Impacts to local residents
  4. Construction timelines

Project background

This project supports the vision of the recreation and leisure services master plan approved by council in November 2008, which recognizes a demand for new facility space as the city’s population continues to grow and new trends in recreation activities emerge.

Construction updates

On May 1 2020, the provincial government revised its guidelines regarding municipal construction projects. We are pleased to announce that the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex is now proceeding as planned.

The following construction activity is underway:

Community Pavilion
  • Water main, gas and power tie in at bridge connection
  • Back-fill and road paving
  • Structural fill of footprint
  • Footings to begin June 22
Civic Front
  • Site services to begin
  • Excavation of footprint
  • Accessible drop off area work
Interior renovations
  • Interior renovation work is currently underway in the change rooms, hallway areas, arena concessions and arena washrooms

Throughout the construction process, we will update you on parking, programming and other changes. Bookmark this page or check Facebook and Twitter for ongoing updates.

We will also post updates through other communication channels, such as e-newsletters.

Impacts to local residents

  • with ongoing excavation work, residents can expect a higher number of construction vehicles entering and exiting the site daily
  • the west entrance to the facility is temporarily closed for site servicing
  • residents may experience dust and loud noise
  • construction work will take place Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • work may be required outside of these hours - if so, adherence to the noise bylaw will occur, or a variance notice will be given

Construction timelines

The WMRC expansion project has a 24 month construction schedule. Throughout the 24 months, the community will continue to see construction activities as well as construction equipment in and around the site. 

Completion dates:

  • occupancy of Community Pavilion: Summer 2021
  • total completion of project: Summer 2022