City of Burnaby unveils plans for new Cameron Community Centre and Library

Last updated: November 4, 2021

The City of Burnaby is planning to replace the aging Cameron Community Centre and Library with a modern and functional facility that will become the civic heart of Lougheed Town Centre. The current community centre and library, located at 9523 Cameron Street near Lougheed Mall, has served northeast Burnaby residents for nearly 40 years but is no longer adequate as the surrounding area has grown and evolved.  Based on community input received over the past two years, the City has developed designs for a bright new centre that will better meet the needs of northeast Burnaby’s growing and changing population.

The proposed new design includes a range of learning, social, fitness and recreation amenities including:

  • new library
  • aquatic facility
  • double gymnasium
  • weight room and cardio facilities
  • indoor jogging and walking track
  • fitness studios
  • multi-purpose rooms
  • dedicated youth and seniors spaces
  • child minding and indoor and outdoor play areas
  • civic plaza

The proposed new centre is designed to complement the existing park topography and natural features and will be surrounded by park and green space.

“We’re excited to see such a bold and modern design emerge from all the public input we received,” said Mayor Mike Hurley. “The new Cameron Community Centre and Library will be the civic centrepiece of northeast Burnaby. We look forward to sharing the plans and hearing what the community has to say.”

Burnaby residents and current and future Cameron Community Centre and Library users are invited to share their feedback on the proposed new design in two ways:

  • Visit Burnaby.ca/YourVoice to view the plans and complete an online survey (deadline for participation – Friday, November 26, 2021)
  • Participate in one of two online virtual open houses:
    • Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 6-7 pm
    • Thursday, November 25, 2021, 6-7 pm
      Note: registration for the virtual open houses is required by 4 pm the day of the open house – email [email protected] to register 

Following the current phase of community consultation, detailed design will take place in 2022 and construction is expected to take place between 2023 and 2026.

Media Contact:
Chris Bryan
Manager, Corporate Communications
Corporate Communications and Marketing Departments
604-570-3616 | [email protected]

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