The City of Thunder Bay wants to hear from the community regarding a proposed new multiplex facility for the community.
The multiplex is proposed in the City's Renew Thunder Bay plan as a high priority major legacy project for the city of Thunder Bay over the next 5 years. Council has approved completion of a Phase 2 feasibility study to be conducted later in 2010. No other decisions regarding the project have been made and public input into the project is currently being sought.
In 2009, Deloitte and Touche completed a phase 1 economic impact study with respect to a new facility and concluded that the facility would bring significant economic benefits to the sport tourism, arts, hospitality and retail segments of the community. The preliminary construction costs would be approximately $60 million, generating $90 million in total local ecvonomic impacts and creating over 550 person years of employment in the construction phase. The report also looked at 10 comparable cities throughout North America that had recently built multi plex facilities.
From Tourism's perspective, a new multiplex would increase our competitiveness in attracting specific sport tourism events to the community as well as larger conferences that exceed our current capacity.
You can have your say at one of two public input sessions and online.
Thursday May 6, 2010
6:30 - 9:00 PM
Davinci Centre, Marco Polo Room
340 S Waterloo St
Thursday May 13, 2010
6:30 to 9:00 PM
Italian Cultural Centre. Main Hall
132 South Algoma St
If you can't make it to either session or want to add your input afterwards, visit www.thunderbay.ca/haveyoursay or www.facebook.com/TBayMultiplex