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Memorial Arena Task Force


The Task Force’s mandate is to:

  1.  Present a final report with recommendations and a comprehensive plan on the future use of the Memorial Arena including the financial viability of the same.
  2. Consider a range of opportunities which may include, but are not limited to:
    1. Alternative recreational or cultural uses.
    2. Community partnership opportunities.
    3. Disposal or redevelopment of the site
  3. Consider the following Memorial Arena studies/reports:
  • 2015 Ameresco Report
  • BM Ross and Associates Structural Inspection Report dated April 2019
  • Wood Pre-Demolition Designated Substances Survey, dated April 30, 2019
  • YMCA- Goderich Memorial Arena 15 year forecast as of January 2019
  • Memo from Larry J. McCabe, dated May 1, 2019, regarding Memorial Arena
  • Memo from the Senior Management Team, dated September 2, 2022, regarding Memorial Arena
  • Survey results
  • Revenue and Expense Report

   4. Facilitate public discussion and input throughout the process, as appropriate, and identify the needs of the community.

   5. Consider the site in relation to the present and potential use of the adjacent Bannister Park, other area development plans, and the Town of Goderich Zoning By-Law and Official Plan.

   6. If applicable, engage an architect/engineering firm to produce a concept plan with a business plan/cost-analysis on the viability of transforming the Memorial Arena into a multi-functional, community-oriented facility providing a wide variety of uses, including recreational, leisure, cultural, and convention opportunities. The outcome of this process would be a costed-out preferred option for Memorial Arena.

If you wish to be considered for a citizen appointment to the Memorial Arena Task Force please fill out and submit the following form on or before Monday, March 11, 2024, by 4 PM.

The Application Form can be found below:

Application Form

Complete Memorial Arena Task Force Terms of Reference can be found below:

Terms of Reference

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