We made the most of the closure time (March 17-June 21, 2020) to complete maintenance projects, repairs and additional deep cleaning throughout the facility:

Change Rooms

  • All change rooms have been painted, disinfected, sanitized and cleaned from top to bottom — including lockers inside and out, walls and floors
  • Tile floors regrouted
  • Remaining ballast lights removed and replaced with LED lighting
  • Monthly maintenance (preventative and corrective) in all change rooms completed, including install of new shower switches and sink taps needing replacement
  • Inspection of all equipment
  • Repairs and painting of partitions and lockers
  • Drains opened, cleaned and inspected for proper flow

Aquatics Centre

  • New diving board stands (1 metre/3 metre) installed
  • Competition, Leisure and Tots Pools drained and drain lines properly maintained for duration of the closure
  • Completed maintenance on the Competition Pool’s moveable floor
  • Repainted lines on the bottom of the Competition Pool
  • Replaced broken tiles in the pools and on pool deck
  • Electrical outlets removed and replaced with GFI outlets
  • Pool grates pressure washed, replaced or repaired
  • Deep clean of pools and tile floors in Aquatics Centre
  • Preparing to refill, heat, and balance all pools in anticipation of reopening (this date is still to be determined, and not included in Stage 1 of reopening)

Meeting Spaces

  • New flooring installed in the Community Centre and Classroom
  • Fresh coat of paint in the Community Centre, Boardroom, Arts and Crafts, Activity Room and Classroom

Deep Cleaning and More

  • HVAC and ventilation filters for the building were removed and replaced with new filters
  • All ceiling, vents, and HVAC trunking has been dusted and ledges disinfected
  • Ceiling tiles throughout the Centre were replaced as needed
  • Mainstreet furniture (tables, chairs, ottomans) cleaned and disinfected
  • Window/glass cleaning throughout the facility
  • All rooms and offices cleaned and disinfected top to bottom, including walls
  • All high-touch surfaces have been washed and disinfected throughout the building
  • Deep clean of all bleachers, walls and floors in Field House; small and large equipment disinfected, including all nets
  • Deep clean of the Track area
  • All washrooms received an overhaul, fresh coat of paint, and inspection of equipment
  • Painting of foyer entrance ceilings and all walls on both levels, in the Fitness Centre, Track and Field House
  • Monthly inspections of all mechanical equipment, including pumps that have been inactive during closure

Virtual Fitness 

Healthy Habits, Active Advice

After the facility closed in mid-March, we wanted to help our CGC community stay engaged and keep up with a healthy routine. Our Healthy Habits, Active Advice became a hub for fitness tips, tricks and recommendations, meditation exercises, CGC puzzles, family activity ideas, and more!

May Fitness Challenge

In May, our Fitness Team launched a Fitness Challenge meant to spark your healthy habits with a month-long workout guided by our CGC Exercise Specialists and Fitness Team. The training plan included live workouts and at-home strength and core workout videos to help with the moves. Over 350 participants registered the May Challenge.

June Fitness Challenge

Based on participant feedback from May, June’s Fitness Challenge includes 5 live classes a week, at-home strength workouts, plus virtual workshops and live Ask A Trainer sessions.