Amherst boasts great assets that accommodate community recreation and leisure needs, including the Amherst Stadium and Four Fathers Memorial Library. However, new needs and interests have been emerging as the population grows and becomes more diverse. The need for a community centre was identified in the town’s 2016 Recreation Master Plan. It is also recognized that such a facility could serve residents throughout the broader Cumberland region.
Sierra Planning and Management is leading the study, along with DSRA Architecture.
Assessment of the feasibility of a new recreation facility serving all communities in the Cumberland region requires a clear process:
The study team will initiate meetings with user groups and interviews with stakeholders to begin the process of visioning for the future to meet the needs of our strong and growing communities.
As part of the process, two in-person user group meetings will take place on Oct. 25, 2022, to discuss user groups' needs and potential uses of a new multi-use community recreation facility.
The meetings will be held in the conference room at the Community Credit Union Business Innovation Centre at 5 Ratchford Street. Invited user groups can attend a day meeting being held between noon and 1:30 p.m. or an evening meeting being held between 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The invited user groups can select which meeting time best suits them. They are asked to RSVP by going to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/User_Groups_Meeting_RSVP
Project Contact (Sierra Planning & Management): Project Contact (Town of Amherst):
John Hack Andrew Fisher
Director Director, Planning & Strategic Initiatives
Sierra Planning and Management Town of Amherst
Phone: 416-363-4443 ext 20 Phone: 902-664-6580