The renovation of the Schomberg Community Hall at 325 Main St. in Schomberg is moving forward, creating an energy-efficient and environmentally conscious space.
While enduring the challenging working conditions due to the age of the building, staff continue to deal with unique challenges that require the attention of the contractor, consultant, and Township staff to actively collaborate and find effective solutions to any problem faced.
Work is continuing on site with an anticipated substantial completion for Summer (Q2-3) 2022.
Here are some key updates:
- Elevator installation is complete; pending commissioning
- Fire and Life safety equipment and devices are 85% complete
- Sprinkler installation is 75% complete
- Kitchen (1st and 2nd floor) installation is 95% complete
- Glazing installation is 80% complete
- Mechanical equipment commissioning
- Glazing completion
- Painting throughout to be completed
- Site to be professionally cleaned
- Building IT to be completed
- Inspections to be coordinated; Project consultants, King building department, Region public health
- Anticipated completion for September 2022
A brief history of the Schomberg Community Hall
In the early 1900's, Schomberg was known as having one of the best small town produce markets north of Toronto. Producers came from miles distant to dispose of their commodities.
Market day was a busy day for many years. On that day there was not enough accommodation for all at the hitching posts on the street and in the local sheds, and many farmers had to use the fairgrounds to tie their horses while they sold their produce and purchased goods with the proceeds.
In 1907 the Schomberg Market Association was formed and the Schomberg Community Hall was built. In 1922 it was decided to add a community hall to the building and a second storey was added to provide an auditorium, while the lower floor continued to be used for the market.