• Client Profile: The City of Quinte West

    The City of Quinte West is situated on the shores of the Bay of Quinte offering serene waterways great for fishing, boating, or simply relaxing by the water. The attractive natural setting combined with a progressive and vibrant community makes Quinte West a great place to live and the right place to do business.

    Quinte WestThe Project

    In 2007, in response to a growing need for recreational infrastructure for its 42,000 residents, the City of Quinte West decided to build a new 50,000 square foot recreation and acquatic complex. The city partnered with charitable organizations: the YMCA of Belleville and Quinte and the YMCA of the City of Quinte West, who now run the facility through an operating agreement with the city. 

    The Solution

    After raising $5.8 million through internal funds and provincial contributions, The City of Quinte West turned to Infrastructure Ontario (IO) for assistance with the remaining $6.6 million. IO was able to offer affordable financing to help complete the project. Construction began in November 2007 and the project was completed in May, 2009.

    “As a previous client of IO’s Loan Program, the City of Quinte West was happy to again partner with IO for the YMCA recreation complex project. Dealing with IO’s knowledgeable and supportive staff made the loan process easy and straightforward.”

    David Clazie, CA, Director of Corporate & Financial Services - City of Quinte West

    The Result

    The new $12.8 million, state-of-the-art recreation and aquatic complex is known as the Quinte West YMCA.  The complex features:

    • A 25 metre pool
    • Two zero entry pools
    • A therapeutic pool
    • A full-size gymnasium
    • Walking tracks
    • A fitness room
    • Community rooms
    • A child care area

    Also housed inside the centre is the Quinte West Sports Hall of Fame which honours athletes, builders and teams from the Quinte West Community.

    Through its wide-range of recreational and aquatic programs, the new facility creates a culture of physical activity and healthy lifestyles for all ages, vital for the continued physical and social health of the whole community.

    With over 5,500 members, the Quinte West YMCA has quickly become a place for residents in the community to come together and build stronger bonds through play and competition.

    For more information on the client, please visit their website at www.quintewest.ca.