Elliot Lake is applying for funding to upgrade Collins Hall. Originally built around 1958, the hall serves as the community’s main multi-use recreational facility.

Special Projects Manager Steven Antunes says last November, a mechanical review was carried out on the hall, and it was found many components have surpassed their operation life and require replacement.

This includes a new air handler with gas heat and air conditioning, perimeter heating upgrades and washroom HRV at an estimated cost of $270,000.

Updating lighting, renovation to bathrooms and some replacements are estimated at an additional $116,000, plus additional cost to raise the guard rail on the balcony.

The grant is listed as 100% dollars so there will be no impact to the municipality except for the cost of staff time to complete the grant and oversee the work on the facility.