City accepting proposals to operate space inside the Northern Community Centre

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The City of Sault Ste. Marie is accepting proposals from interested parties to operate space in the newly expanded Northern Community Centre located at 556 Goulais Avenue.  
“As part of the design process, it was determined additional space in the first and second level be made available to add amenities and improve the overall experience of users,” said Brent Lamming, Director of Community Services. “This could present a great opportunity for entrepreneurs or an existing business looking to expand services. There has been great success at the John Rhodes Community Centre with tenants including a restaurant, sports training facility, gymnastics club and pro shop. We are excited to offer this opportunity to activate the new space in our community.”  
In total, five spaces are available within the facility. Four on the second level will be available for any type of complementary business submission and one on the main level that is planned to be operated as a Pro Shop. Spaces on the second level can be combined as part of the submission.  
Results of the Request for Proposal will be brought to Council for approval with supporting lease agreements. Evaluation criteria is based on fit for space, business experience, hours of operation and how the business further activates the facility. 

Proposals will be accepted until 4 p.m. June 10, 2022. Questions concerning the requirements can be addressed to Rob Santa Maria, Manager of Arenas at 705-759-5327 or email For more information, visit:  

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