What was the process of purchasing the facility and how much money did the Region spend to purchase the site?
Municipalities in Ontario follow the same process for purchasing property. The total purchase price for the facility was $13.7 million – this is public information and can be found in the property transfer deed of land at the Land Registry Office. The Region retained a third-party licensed appraiser to assess the property before purchase and the property was purchased at fair market value in accordance with the Region’s process for property acquisition. The decision to purchase the facility was approved by Regional Council. The purchase process and decisions were made separate from any plans and discussions surrounding the use of the facility.