Hagersville Library + Active Living Centre

Project Summary

As part of the planned replacement of the Hagersville Public Library and in recognition of the need for more accessible public spaces given the community’s significant growth, Council has authorized staff to initiate a community capital fund-raising campaign and proceed with community consultations/other activities to support the construction of this new multi-purpose facility.

A conceptual rendering of the Hagersville Library + Active Living Centre. A large, architecturally interesting building sits surrounded by trees.
A conceptual rendering of the Hagersville Library + Active Living Centre.

Hagersville has been identified as the second-fastest-growing urban community in Haldimand and has a shortage of accessible public buildings for recreation, leisure and community socialization. The current community hall is approximately 100 years old and has challenges associated with accessibility and functionality.

The existing Hagersville Public Library, while enjoyed by residents since 1945, is limited in terms of accessibility, programming, services and parking.

The new, integrated facility is intended to be located in Hagersville’s Grant Kett Park, a large downtown green space which already includes the arena, three ball diamonds and a natural amphitheatre used for events. Construction is expected to begin in 2024.

Community feedback is an important part of this project.

A preliminary community open house regarding the Hagersville Library + Active Living Centre was held on October 20, 2021.

Further opportunities to get involved and provide feedback will be announced as the project progresses.

Fall 2021:

  • Community Open House is arranged to share preliminary information about the project and potential design

Summer 2021:

  • Hagersville Chamber of Commerce initiates process to list and sell the Hagersville Community Centre, with all proceeds to the new facility
  • Plans for the Community Fund-Raising Campaign are initiated

March 2021:

  • Project is approved during Capital Budget deliberations for 2024 construction

June 2021:

  • Council approves start of community fund-raising campaign and sale of the Hagersville Community Centre by the Hagersville Chamber of Commerce

Fall/Winter 2021-2022:

  • Launch of community fund-raising campaign
  • Community Open House – to share intent of the new facility and preliminary concepts

2022:

  • Community consultation – to confirm desired services and programming options and how to maximize the multi-functionality of the spaces

2023:

  • Detailed design development

2024:

Construction

For more information on the Hagersville Library + Active Living Centre, contact:

Community Development & Partnerships

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