Sainte Anne de Bellevue’s Harpell Centre gets a Canada 150 make over

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Centre Harpell, located on St-Pierre St., in SainteAnne-de-Bellevue, will be refurbished and improved in the coming months. Most of the work will focus on enhancing its energy efficiency and reducing the heat-island effect in the sector. Benefiting from an investment of $257,942 from the City of Sainte-Anne de Bellevue and a

Benefiting from an investment of $257,942 from the City of Sainte-Anne de Bellevue and a non refundable grant of $232,058 from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, as part of Canada 150’s Community Infrastructure Program, most of the $490,000 repair work will focus on the main and secondary buildings as well as the adjacent plot of land. “Centre

“Centre Harpell is at the heart of our community. By combining our efforts with those of the federal government, we will preserve our heritage while breathing new life in our city’s vitality and momentum. Investing responsibly and sustainably in our infrastructures is consistent with the vision we have for our city’s development. This is what we want for our future,” said Mrs. Paola Hawa, Mayor of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.

The project will pay particular attention to replacing all doors and windows with Low-e ENERGY STAR units, as well as the renovation of plumbing components. The paved terrace will be redesigned to better manage water run-off, with 25% of its surface to be replaced with landscaping. The asphalt roof will be changed to a white reflecting roof and green spaces will be added in front of the building. Built in 1948, this Art Deco heritage community building partially houses the city’s recreational services, where numerous activities are organized for its citizens on a regular basis. The building was named after John James Harpell, who donated the land on which the building was constructed. In accordance with Mr. Harpell’s wishes, the structure can only be used for civic purposes. The building was expanded three times since its construction to house a community hall, the municipal swimming pool and wading pool as well as the city’s library.

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