Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination

2021-07-23 - Infrastructure Canada must determine whether the proposed Neskantaga Community Recreation Centre project, located on the Neskantaga First Nation reserve, is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this determination, Infrastructure Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public [and may be posted online]. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website (

Written comments must be submitted by August 22, 2021 to:

Meng Koh

(343) 551-0418

Project Summary

The project proposes the renovation of the existing arena. There will be an addition to the arena building to house sports and gym equipment to be utilized by community youth, adults, elders and families. This additional will be 2,400 square feet in size and will include washrooms.

The initial stage of the project will involve design, engineering and planning the arena renovations as well as the 2,400 square foot addition. The aim is to exceed requirements of the highest published accessibility standards and energy efficiency standards. Water and sewer hookup will be required as currently there are no bathroom facilities. The arena renovations will include installation of insulation and completion of walls/ceilings, the construction of change rooms, roof repairs and a connection to the addition. The project will also insulate the exterior shell with v-rib liner (34,400 square feet). The accessible 2,400 square foot addition will include an open concept with gym equipment, sporting equipment and space for groups to meet and engage in recreational activities.

The closest water body is Attawapiskat Lake located approximately 1 km away.

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