Ontario to Invest $16 million in Peach King Centre Renovation and Expansion

Town of Grimsby announces Provincial Investment in Peach King Centre Renovation and
Expansion
 
Grimsby, ON – On July 8ᵗʰ 2021, Mayor Jeff Jordan was joined by the Honourable Kinga Surma, 
Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure, Sam Oosterhoff, Member of Provincial Parliament for Niagara 
West and Wayne Fertich, Regional Councillor for the Regional Municipality of Niagara, to announce 
$16 million of provincial funding to support a $21 million renovation and expansion of the Grimsby 
Peach King Centre.
 
This investment will be used to create a fully equipped community centre with improved 
accessibility, a full-sized gymnasium, an indoor walking and wheeling track, creative outdoor 
recreation space and improved dressing rooms and arena spaces.
The expanded facility will also house additional gathering spaces and multi-purpose rooms for use 
by the community, including a dedicated youth centre and areas for older adults and culture 
programming.
 
“On behalf of Town Council I want to thank the Government of Ontario for joining with the Town of 
Grimsby on this important investment in our growing community” said Mayor Jeff Jordan. “The 
expansion and renovation of the Peach King Centre will enable modern and accessible recreation 
options for all ages and abilities, creating a new hub for sport and active living in Grimsby.”
 
“Strong, caring and inclusive communities are at the heart of our government’s infrastructure 
investments,” said the Honourable Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure. “Supporting meaningful 
projects like this one in Grimsby will make a positive difference to the families who live in the 
community, while also protecting their health and well-being today, and for many years to come.”
"This is great news for the residents of the Town of Grimsby," said Sam Oosterhoff, MPP for Niagara 
West. “With the expansion and renovation of the Peach King Community Centre, the town will be 
anchored by two modern and accessible community hubs for sport and recreation, including the 
Niagara West YMCA in the East end and a new community centre in the West end."
 
Many local community organizations will benefit from the new facility, including the Grimsby 
Basketball Association, Grimsby Peach Kings, Grimsby Minor Hockey Association, Grimsby Pickleball, 
West Niagara Special Olympics and the Grimsby Senior’s Club. The centre will also
host a number of drop in and Town organized programs.
 
“Covid-19 has really illuminated the value and the need for recreation as part of community 
wellness, and this exciting project will ensure that ample opportunities for participation will 
exist in Grimsby for many years to come” said Mayor Jeff Jordan. “We are very excited to bring this 
project forward, with the support and partnership of our community clubs and organizations.”
 
Members of the community are encouraged to visit the Town website @ www.grimsby.ca for updates 
related to the project.
 
Contacts:
Harry Schlange
Chief Administrative Officer Town of Grimsby
905-945-9634 Ext. 2017
hschlange@grimsby.ca
 
Sarah Sweeney
Director, Parks Recreation and Culture Town of Grimsby
905-945-1288
ssweeney@grimsby.ca
 

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