Neskantaga Community Recreation Centre

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.


Latest update

End of Public Comment Period

2021-08-22 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Infrastructure Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - July 23, 2021


Aboriginal Consultation and Environmental Services
1100 - 180 Kent St
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 0B6

Infrastructure Canada
Meng Koh, Senior Environmental Review and Approvals Officer
180 Kent Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 0B6
Telephone: 343-551-0418

  • Location

    • Neskantaga First Nation Reserve (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Neskantaga First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Infrastructure Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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