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Carlyle Looks to Residents for Thoughts on Culture and Recreation

April 18, 2024

More than 50 community members attended open houses hosted by the Town of Carlyle on March 7 and 10 to provide feedback on how to prioritize the town’s financial investment in existing cultural and recreational facilities, as well as an option to develop a new multi-use community centre.

"Council decided to reach out to the public to get some feedback on what they are looking for, which facilities they're looking for improvements in, and where they would spend their taxpayer dollars if they were allocating money," said Natalie Miller, Chief Administrative Officer at the Town of Carlyle.

The open houses are part of a community engagement process being organized by the Town of Carlyle's Council, Administration and our Colliers Project Leaders team. Input received at the open houses and through an online survey confirmed that residents are supportive of investing in Caryle’s existing cultural and recreational assets, and further exploring the development of a new community centre.

The Town of Carlyle engaged our team to undertake a feasibility study to evaluate the town’s seven recreational and cultural facilities including the capital needs for each facility, viability of co-location, order of magnitude construction costs, and recommendations for a path forward.

The study found that some facilities should be considered for co-location in a new, multi-use community centre to meet current and future community needs, including the ability to host events and larger gatherings. The town Council is now exploring options for a new facility and doing further due diligence, with the support of our team.

Learn more on the Town of Carlyle’s website.