Opening of the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Sports Centre: A $15-million investment in the heart of Benny Farm

MONTREAL, Jan. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Gérald Tremblay, Mayor of Montréal, and Michael Applebaum, Mayor of Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (CDN—NDG) borough, today inaugurated the brand-new Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Sports Centre, located at 6445 avenue Monkland, just steps from Benny Farm. Also attending the event were Raymond Bachand, Québec Minister of Finance, Minister of Revenue, Minister Responsible for the Montréal region and MNA for Outremont, and Kathleen Weil, Québec Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities and MNA for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce.

"This Sports Centre is an important facility being added to a neighbourhood that is fast being revitalized," Mayor Tremblay stated. "The entire community, and families in particular, will benefit from a modern complex that will be accessible 12 months a year."

For his part, Mr. Applebaum said: "With this new infrastructure, we are guaranteeing high-quality local services to our residents, as well as encouraging the young and young-at-heart alike to partake in physical activity in a healthy environment. With this achievement, we are also helping to build bridges between generations and promoting the establishment of a closer-knit, more united social fabric in the very heart of a neighbourhood with a rich history."

Completion of this new sports facility, built at a cost of $15 million, is the result of a partnership between the Ville de Montréal ($3 million), the Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport ($5 million from its support program for sports and recreational facilities) and the borough of Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce ($7 million). The Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Sports Centre is equipped with two pools accessible 12 months a year (a six-lane, 25-metre pool and a multipurpose pool) as well as a gymnasium, a weight-training room and two multipurpose rooms.

Citizens of Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce who wish to visit the new Centre can do so starting tomorrow, Saturday, January 15, from noon to 4 p.m., and also on Sunday, January 16, during the same hours.

Registration for the various activities will be held from January 17 to 19. The start of regular activities is scheduled for January 24. To find out more, please consult the borough website at


For further information:

Source:   Borough of Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

Hugo Tremblay
Office of Mayor Michael Applebaum
514 872-4863

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