WLU Brantford recreation complex receives $5-M grant from city

July 15, 2014

Wilfrid Laurier University’s proposed WLU Brantford YMCA Postsecondary Athletics Recreation Complex took another step forward last week. Brantford city council approved the title transfer for land and approved a grant of more than $5 M to WLU and the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford for the construction of the facility. The proposed 5-storey, 150,000-square-foot facility will offer space for community athletics and will include gyms, a pool, fitness spaces, meeting rooms, a café, and classrooms. WLU expects to break ground on the $58.5-M facility in the fall. In addition to the contribution from the city, the project has received funding from the provincial and federal governments, the university community, and the YMCA, as well as private donors. WLU News Release