H. G. R. Mews Community Centre replacement

Map showing Mundy Pond area of St. John's


What we heard document released (see Document Library)


Consultation is now closed. Check back for updates.

The City of St. John’s is planning for the replacement for the H. G. R. Mews Community Centre to be funded from the capital budget. The project was outlined in the City’s Recreation & Parks Master Plan 2008.

There has been much discussion about potential location and scope of project for this replacement. The proposed plan is to build a replacement facility of a similar size and scope alongside the Mundy Pond portion of Mundy Pond Rd and provide parking adjacent to the pond. (Check out the site plan in the Document Library). The building would be approximately 37,000 square feet in size, which is roughly the same footprint as the existing Centre.

In bringing this project to the next step, there is a desire for public engagement with area residents and neighbours, current and future users of the facility, key stakeholder groups and current and potential partners.



What we heard document released (see Document Library)


Consultation is now closed. Check back for updates.

The City of St. John’s is planning for the replacement for the H. G. R. Mews Community Centre to be funded from the capital budget. The project was outlined in the City’s Recreation & Parks Master Plan 2008.

There has been much discussion about potential location and scope of project for this replacement. The proposed plan is to build a replacement facility of a similar size and scope alongside the Mundy Pond portion of Mundy Pond Rd and provide parking adjacent to the pond. (Check out the site plan in the Document Library). The building would be approximately 37,000 square feet in size, which is roughly the same footprint as the existing Centre.

In bringing this project to the next step, there is a desire for public engagement with area residents and neighbours, current and future users of the facility, key stakeholder groups and current and potential partners.


  • Geotechnical investigation

    3 months ago

    Beginning Tuesday, September 11, 2018, and continuing for approximately 5 days, a drill rig will be operating on the gravel parking lot located on the corner of Pearce Avenue and Mundy Pond Road. This is to facilitate a geotechnical investigation of the property in relation to the site being a proposed location for a new facility which will replace the existing Mews Community Centre.

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    Beginning Tuesday, September 11, 2018, and continuing for approximately 5 days, a drill rig will be operating on the gravel parking lot located on the corner of Pearce Avenue and Mundy Pond Road. This is to facilitate a geotechnical investigation of the property in relation to the site being a proposed location for a new facility which will replace the existing Mews Community Centre.

    The City’s website provides day-to-day updates on traffic and other service interruptions. Sign up for e-updates to keep advised of Public Advisories or Public Notices here.


  • Public Engagement results: Replacing the H.G.R. Mews

    4 months ago

    The City of St. John’s is planning to replace the H.G.R Mews Community Centre. During late May and early June, the city engaged with residents, neighbours, user groups and stakeholders to seek input on facility features, accessibility, potential partnerships, programming and impact on the neighbourhood.

    Feedback noted that current programs and services should continue in an updated, welcoming, and accessible space. Additionally, significant feedback was provided on how a new space could build and improve on existing features. The ‘What we Heard’ report is available here

    During engagement, current and potential users were asked a series of questions online and in person. The process included:

    • Meetings with immediate neighbours
    • An online survey and in-person sessions with recreation groups and partners
    • project page on EngageStJohn's.ca with over 1,700 visits and 123 active engagements
    • A kiosk at the H.G.R Mews community centre with drop in engagement opportunities
    • A focus group with newcomers
    • Meetings with the City’s Inclusion and Seniors Advisory Committees

    Budget for replacement is $24 million. The newly built facility will be of a similar size and scope as the existing centre. The timeline for construction will be available after the design for the new facility is complete.

    Stay up to date by checking back to this page, follow the project or sign up to receive project updates.


    The City of St. John’s is planning to replace the H.G.R Mews Community Centre. During late May and early June, the city engaged with residents, neighbours, user groups and stakeholders to seek input on facility features, accessibility, potential partnerships, programming and impact on the neighbourhood.

    Feedback noted that current programs and services should continue in an updated, welcoming, and accessible space. Additionally, significant feedback was provided on how a new space could build and improve on existing features. The ‘What we Heard’ report is available here

    During engagement, current and potential users were asked a series of questions online and in person. The process included:

    • Meetings with immediate neighbours
    • An online survey and in-person sessions with recreation groups and partners
    • project page on EngageStJohn's.ca with over 1,700 visits and 123 active engagements
    • A kiosk at the H.G.R Mews community centre with drop in engagement opportunities
    • A focus group with newcomers
    • Meetings with the City’s Inclusion and Seniors Advisory Committees

    Budget for replacement is $24 million. The newly built facility will be of a similar size and scope as the existing centre. The timeline for construction will be available after the design for the new facility is complete.

    Stay up to date by checking back to this page, follow the project or sign up to receive project updates.


  • Public engagement public drop-in events at the H.G.R. Mews Community Centre

    4 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    In our planning to replace the Mews Community Centre we're having drop-in open houses for residents to ensure that public concerns are heard within the scope of the project.

    City residents can have their say in person from Monday, May 28 to Friday, June 1 at the H.G.R Mews Centre (see the Drop-in schedule on the right for times), or here on TELL US WHAT YOU THINK

    The timeline for construction will be available after the public consultation and design is complete.


    In our planning to replace the Mews Community Centre we're having drop-in open houses for residents to ensure that public concerns are heard within the scope of the project.

    City residents can have their say in person from Monday, May 28 to Friday, June 1 at the H.G.R Mews Centre (see the Drop-in schedule on the right for times), or here on TELL US WHAT YOU THINK

    The timeline for construction will be available after the public consultation and design is complete.