Libro Credit Union Complex,

Amherstburg, ON

The Town of Amherstburg retained Nustadia Recreation Inc. (NRI) to conduct a feasibility study for a proposed twin pad arena/recreation complex. From the feasibility study, Amherstburg Town Council approved a $23.68 million Community Multi-Use Recreation Complex. With the basis of the feasibility study, Nustadia Recreation Inc. assisted the Town in securing $15.7 million through Federal and Provincial Government’s Building Canada Infrastructure Fund. Nustadia Recreation Inc. was also hired by the Town as the Town’s Project Development Managers. Construction on the complex was started on September 2009 and the facility opened in mid-November 2010. The Complex consists of the following amenities:

Indoor components

  • NHL regulation size twin pad arena facility, with seating for 600 and 200 people respectively
  • A practice mini rink
  • An indoor playing field with walking track
  • 2,900 square foot multi-use community room
  • 2,100 square foot of expandable retail lease space

Outdoor components

  • Canada’s first Miracle League Ball Diamond for persons with special needs
  • Ontario’s first community artificial grass baseball diamond
  • The region’s first community artificial grass and regulation size soccer/CFL football field

The project is LEED Silver certified, and includes a geothermal ground loop, for energy efficient heating and cooling of the facility — this is also a first for a community recreation facility in South-western Ontario Region.