Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex Expansion

The Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex expansion is almost complete. 

Join us as we celebrate the re-opening of the building with free adult, youth and family-friendly programs over two weekends in September. View calendar and reserve your spot at waterloo.ca/explore-wmrc


On this page

  1. Project background
  2. Impacts to local residents
  3. Construction timelines

Project background

This project supports the vision of the recreation and leisure services master plan approved by council in November 2008, which recognizes a demand for new facility space as the city’s population continues to grow and new trends in recreation activities emerge.

Included in the expansion are:

  • a new civic front with an activity court/gymnasium, additional lobby space, change rooms, inclusive washrooms
  • a renovated Hauser Haus to allow for additional fitness programming in two exercise studios and a secondary indoor walking track
  • a new two-storey building - the Community Pavilion - on the west-side of the property as the new home for the city’s older adult recreation program previously offered at the Adult Recreation Centre (ARC) and Wing 404 RCAFA Rotary Adult Centre. The building connects to the WMRC facility with an elevated pedestrian bridge

Impacts to local residents

  • as the project nears completion and only minimal site works are outstanding, construction traffic is now greatly reduced
  • once the Community Pavilion exterior sidewalk and landscape work is complete, the west roadway will fully open
  • construction work will take place Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • work may be required outside of these hours - if so, adherence to the noise bylaw will occur, or a variance notice will be given


Construction timelines

Throughout 2022, the community will continue to see construction activities in and around the site. 

Completion dates:

  • total completion of project: Fall 2022