Key projects open house and mayor’s town hall on May 16

CENTRE WELLINGTON – The township is bringing the Connect CW concept to residents, on one night, in one location, for all residents to have an opportunity to meet with the staff and project team members on our major township initiatives.  

And to make the evening even more exciting, Mayor Shawn Watters will host a town hall as part of the Key Projects Open House.

 “I am excited to be a part of an event that has been so successful in bringing our community partners, stakeholders and residents together to showcase all of the great things happening in Centre Wellington,” said Watters.  

“We value our residents time, but also want to ensure that we are transparent and open about projects and service happening in our community.  

“I encourage everyone to come out and learn more, chat with staff and consultants and meet council during this interactive evening.”

The open house style will allow residents to learn and inquire about key projects and gather information on what matters the most to them.  

The Key Projects meeting will take place at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex as a drop-in format from 6 to 8pm with the town hall presentation beginning at 7pm.  

There will also be a special appearance by representatives from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG).  

With Centre Wellington as a host community, the payments received from the OLG help support local programming, critical infrastructure, arts, culture and heritage in Centre Wellington.

“OLG is proud to be a vital part of the Township of Centre Wellington for almost 20 years and we look forward to continuing to build on that support”, said Kathleen Devine, OLG’s Senior Municipal Relations Manager. 

“Each and every year, 100 per cent of OLG profits are reinvested in Ontario to support provincial priorities. From critical infrastructure to important local programs, to community festivals, OLG’s profits are hard at work in Centre Wellington and across our province to build stronger communities.  

“We also appreciate the contribution of gaming site employees at Elements Casino Grand River who are making life in Centre Wellington that much better. When you play at an Ontario casino, you play for Ontario.”

The key projects showcased include:

– water conservation initiatives;

– sewer use bylaw implementation;

– East Mill Street reconstruction;

– Beatty Line reconstruction;

– stormwater management master plan;

– source water protection;

– septic system inspections;

– Elora Community Centre renovations;

– Victoria Park stairs;

– CW Fire Rescue Services; 

– Church Street improvements;

– cultural heritage landscape kand official plan amendment;

– Pierpoint Settlement project;

– municipal by-law compliance;

– CW Chamber of Commerce;

– Wellington County emergency preparedness;

– South Fergus Secondary Plan;

– operations centre;

– Centre Wellington Business Park.

For more information about this evening and the major projects showcased, please visit