Community Space Expression of Interest

August 17, 2017: Expressions of Interest are now under review. A report will be presented to Council on September 6, 2017.

Background

Council has allocated up to 3300 square feet on the ground floor of the proposed mixed-use building at 9800 Willow Street for community use. In order to provide a fair and transparent process for selecting occupants, Council endorsed an Expression of Interest process, which was open from July 10 - August 16, 2017. 

Click to view the Expression of Interest Application Form [DOC - 170 KB].

Obligations of Applicants

The successful occupier will enter into an agreement with the Municipality to access and manage this community space rent-free for a minimum of ten (10) years. The occupier must be able to:

  • Pay for the finishing and customization of the space, including lighting, flooring, window coverings, paint, appliances and furnishings, etc.
  • Pay for a proportion of the building's operating costs (e.g. utilities, maintenance, etc), estimated at approximately $3,300/month for the entire space (or $1,800/month for the 1,800 square foot space and $1,500/month for the 1,500 square foot space). Please note: these costs are preliminary and are expected to be refined as the project moves forward. 
  • Pay for the delivery of proposed programs and activities