February 12, 2024

Expression of Interest - Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc

The Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc is considering undertaking a project to replace an existing single sheet ice arena and as part of that project enhance the recreational facilities, in or near the community of Mt. Brydges within the Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc.

As part of the Municipality’s due diligence, we believe that a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for the development/construction, maintenance, and operation of an Ice Arena and other amenities potentially including but not limited to recreation and entertainment, would be an excellent opportunity for collaboration between both the public and private sectors.

The Municipality is seeking a dynamic private facility operator/developer to collaborate with the development/construction, operation, and maintenance of a new facility. The PPP model will ensure a mutually beneficial partnership that leverages the strengths of both the public and private sectors.

Project Overview: The envisioned project aims to create a state-of-the-art Ice Arena along with related amenities, potentially including but not limited to recreation and entertainment, in or around the Mt. Brydges community. This initiative responds to the increasing demand for recreational facilities in this community, and it is envisioned to be a central hub for community engagement, offering residents and visitors a contemporary and adaptable space for ice and floor sports, fitness activities, and various community events.

Potential Key Features of the Project:

  1. Ice Arena: Equipped with ice facilities suitable for hockey, figure skating, and recreational skating/programming
  2. Gymnasium/Multi-Use Space: A well-equipped space with the ability to offer programs such as fitness classes, indoor sports, and multi-purpose spaces for community events.
  3. Community/Meeting Spaces: Dedicated areas for community gatherings, events, and programs to foster social interaction and inclusivity.
  4. Sustainable Design: Emphasis on environmentally friendly construction and operation practices to minimize the ecological footprint.

Benefits of the Partnership:

  1. Shared Investment: The project may present an opportunity for a shared financial investment, spreading the risk and maximizing returns for both parties.
  2. Operational Expertise: Your organization's operational expertise will contribute to the efficient and successful management of the facility.
  3. Community Engagement: The partnership will create a positive impact on the community, enhancing the quality of life and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Next Steps: We invite your organization to express its interest in this potential exciting venture. Please submit a comprehensive Expression of Interest (EOI) by March 22, 2024, outlining your organization's qualifications, relevant experience, and proposed approach to the partnership.

Thank you for considering your interest in this potential partnership opportunity. We look forward to the possibility of working together to create a lasting legacy for the Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc and its communities.