The borough of L'Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève officially inaugurated the Jonathan-Wilson service chalet yesterday, in the presence of Mayor Normand Marinacci, Borough Director Pierre Yves Morin and a number of guests and partners involved in the construction of the facility.
Located in the heart of Jonathan Wilson Park, the new single storey service chalet houses a concierge service, a washroom, a common room and an outdoor toilet.
"The revitalization of our parks is one of the borough's priorities in the sports and recreational facilities portfolio. The construction of this new clubhouse will improve the borough's offer of proximity services, in addition to meeting the real needs of citizens, neighbourhood students and community associations. I am delighted with the hard work of our employees that allowed this chalet to be built," declared Mayor Normand Marinacci.
The Jonathan-Wilson chalet is part of the range of borough projects whose funding, approximately $621,000 (taxes included), comes from the three-year capital program. The company Construction Linéa Inc. took charge of the construction of the chalet, following a public call for tenders.
In addition to an elementary school, Jonathan Wilson Park includes sports fields, two children's playgrounds with adapted modules, a water game, an exercise course, an outdoor skating rink, and more. A trail also crosses the park between Laberge Street and the entrance to the Bois-de-L'Île-Bizard nature park.