December 5, 2023

What’s Next For The Memorial Arena?

New community-engagement project — future use of the Memorial Arena

Following the decommissioning of the Memorial Arena in 2019, Cobourg Municipal Council struck the Memorial Arena Ad-Hoc Committee to assist the Town with this project. The public engagement objective for the ‘What’s Next for the Memorial Arena?’ project is to inform residents of the Committee’s mandate and work being done and to gather feedback from residents including questions, comments and ideas for the site. 

The Cobourg Memorial Arena was built, approximately, in 1949 with a portion rebuilt in 1952 after it was destroyed by fire. Additions to the main building took place in 1992 and 1997. This arena is not considered accessible by current standards as outlined in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

A Condition Assessment of the Memorial Arena was completed by Pinchin Ltd, in February 2018 as part of the Town of Cobourg’s asset management plan. This report included specialist reviews of the mechanical, electrical, fire and life safety systems, AODA and code compliance. As detailed in the Pinchin report, the Memorial Arena would require significant repairs and improvements to infrastructure including enhancements to accessibility to continue operation in a similar capacity. Both arena buildings have solar panel installations on the roof that are connected together and to the grid. The solar installation contract term runs until September 17, 2035.

How to Participate on Engage Cobourg
Share your thoughts on the future use of the Memorial Arena:

  • Complete the survey. Available until Wednesday, May 18th 
  • Submit your comments to the online forum. Available until Wednesday, May 18th
  • Request a Delegationto the Memorial Arena Ad-Hoc Committee.
    • Meeting dates: May 11, 2022 at 7 p.m. (Delegation request must be submitted by May 6)
    • May 18, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. (Delegation request must be submitted by May 13)

Visit to view the complete public engagement project and to learn more.

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