Springwater Township purchasing land for new firehall, community hub

Rec Centre, arena, library part of the plan

Springwater Township is purchasing the so-called Hasty Tract on Snow Valley Road for use as a community hub.

A new fire station to service the Midhurst-area will be built. In time, a new multi-use recreation centre, featuring an arena, library and meeting/activity space will also be built on the land.

“The site is strategically located within the Bayfield Corridor Study area and will serve as a multi-purpose community hub. It will allow us to continually ensure the safety of our residents through the creation of a new fire station and also expand on our recreational offerings to the community,” said Mayor Don Allen.

The Township began searching in 2015 for a site along the Bayfield corridor to relocate existing Fire Station 2.

The 20-hectare parcel of land will be purchased from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry for $3,884,846.