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Construction to begin on Rideau Heights Community Centre and Library

November 21, 2016 -

The City of Kingston will begin construction on the Rideau Heights Community Centre and Library this week.

"This is a big moment on a big project. The Rideau Heights Community Centre and Library will help revitalize this community – giving its residents a place to meet, connect and enjoy social and healthy activities together," says Luke Follwell, director of recreation and leisure services.

The new community centre, to be attached to Rideau Heights Public School on MacCauley Street, will feature:

  • Seniors/youth space
  • Gymnasium
  • Multi-purpose room
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • City office space
  • Hall
  • Specialty rooms
  • Kingston Frontenac Public Library branch

Bourgon Construction has been contracted to build the new community centre, a cornerstone of a wider plan to revitalize Rideau Heights.  Construction is expected to be complete in the winter of 2018.

For more information on the Rideau Heights Community Centre, go to

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