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Health & Active Living Plaza

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What is HALP?

The Health & Active Living Plaza is a multi-function municipal plaza planned for the Town of East Gwillimbury.  

The HALP will be located in Queensville off of Leslie St.. The Plaza will feature a Town operated aquatics facility, library branch, gymnasium and indoor and outdoor programs space. The vision is to offer a variety of convenient and complimentary recreational, health, arts, culture, and community services. The plaza is projected to open once the population of the Town reaches close to 40,000 residents.

Although the word “Plaza” may seem like an odd name for this facility, it was chosen as this location will be more than just a recreation facility in the traditional sense. The Town is committing to become a service arranger as well as provider. Through partnerships with local community groups and organizations, the HALP will become a destination point in the community for a variety of convenient and complementary services.

More Information Below!

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HALP Design
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Context Map (click on map for more details):

HALP Context Map

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The MOU highlights the following YMCA services as potential inclusions at the plaza:

  • Active living and sports programs
  • Aquatics programs (including lane swim, leisure swim and instructional swim lessons)
  • Fitness and fitness-related programming
  • Child care services
  • Day camps
  • Immigrant Services
  • Youth programs, including counseling and leadership
  • Older adult services
  • Employment services
  • Gymnasium drop-in sports services


Next steps:

  • The Town has retained the Architectural Firm MJMA and is currently in the design phase. Staff will be attending Town events to receive community feedback for designing the HALP. It is anticipated that facility construction would begin in 2021/2022 subject to Council approval and would take approximately 18 months.

 Artistic Rendering June 2020