Multi-Use Recreation Complex (MURC)

collage of images from the grand opening - Decorative

The Multi-Use Recreation Complex (MURC) opened on March 2, 2024. The MURC is one of the largest projects in the Town’s history. It is a state-of-the-art facility offering programs and activities for people of all ages and abilities.

Hours

Monday to Friday - 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Closed - Monday May 20, 2024 (Victoria Day Holiday)

Location and contact information

Map of Georgina with the MURC identified

Join us at the MURC at 261 Garrett Styles Dr., Georgina, ON L4P 3E9. Note that the MURC is accessible from Garrett Styles off of Woodbine Avenue between Ravenshoe Road and Glenwoods Avenue. This section of Garrett Styles is not accessible from the Queensway. 

Telephone: 905-989-3000
Email: eleisure@georgina.ca 

Whether you’re looking to get into shape with one of our fun fitness classes, learn how to swim or want to learn something new, like how to cook a new dish, we have something for you.

Registered Programs

Summer program registration

  • Residents opens on June 4, 2024 
  • Non-residents opens on June 11, 2024 

Browse offering of our registered programs online and save them to your "Wish List" to easily find desired programs when registration opens. Don’t have an account? Sign up for one today and take advantage of all the great programs and activities.

Drop-in programs

Learn more about the drop-in programs at the MURC Gym and the MURC Pool.  Be sure to check out our schedules often as it may be updated with new programs and activities.

Features

Included at the MURC

The MURC includes:

  • Six-lane 25-metre pool
  • Two-depth leisure pool
  • Therapy pool
  • Double gymnasium
  • Indoor walking track
  • Activity Studio
  • Multi-purpose meeting rooms
  • Program room
  • Meeting room
  • Active living space
  • Discovery Branch Library

Walking Track

black walking track with white lines

Check out the walking track at the MURC. The stairs to the walking track are at the end of the corridor past the washrooms and the Multi-purpose rooms. The track is also accessible by the elevator just off the main area of the building. 

The walking track is free to use during these time periods:
Monday to Friday - 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Saturday to Sunday - 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Outside these hours, the walking track is open for a drop-in fee or is utilized by registered programs and outside reservations. 

Please note the track will be counterclockwise on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. 
The track will be clockwise on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Distances

The inside track is the walk/slow track.

  • 12.4 laps/mile
  • 7.7 laps/km
  • 1 lap is 130 m

The middle track is the passing track. 

  • 11.5 laps/mile
  • 7.1 laps/km
  • 1 lap is 140 m

The outside track is the run/fast track.

  • 10.9 laps/mile
  • 6.8 laps/km
  • 1 lap is 147 m 

Fitness equipment

left 2 cycling machines in front of windows right a stair master and a rower in a corner

While there is not a full fitness centre at the MURC, users can enjoy an activity studio on the second floor which will provide fitness programs including cardio and yoga. Stationed in corners of the walking track are fitness machines that are available for use. This includes:

  • 2 cycling bikes
  • 1 stairmaster
  • 1 rower
  • 1 chin dip

There are also some hand weights that are available for use. 

Rack of hand weights

Facility Rental

Rent this facility

Visit the Facility Booking Availability website, contact Service Georgina at 905-476-4301 ext. 3001 or by email at info@georgina.ca to book.

 Book online

Learn more about renting each space including capacity and pricing the MURC

  • Multi-purpose rooms (A and B)
  • Kitchen
  • Program Room 
  • Meeting Room 
  • Amphitheater
  • Gymnasium
  • Aquatic Centre
  • Lobby 
  • Parking Lot 

Discovery Library Branch

The Discovery Branch is your new community living room. This inclusive, multi-generational and multi-purpose space will include expanded programs, quiet study rooms, spaces for people to meet and connect, an outdoor reading garden, and a Maker Space with exciting new tools and technology including a music and video recording studio, a laser cutter, sewing and embroidery machines, a large format printer, and more. Get more information at georginalibrary.ca/DiscoveryBranch

Accessibility

The MURC is accessible to all, meeting all building codes and Facility Accessibility Design Standards (FADS). All three pools feature accessible ramps and the second floor of the building can be reached using a fully accessible elevator. Learn more about accessible features and programs for our facilities on our accessibility inclusion page.

Sponsorship

The MURC is available for multiple naming rights and corporate sponsorship opportunities.
Contact Carlie McCormick, Sponsorship and Special Events Supervisor, at ccmccormick@georgina.ca to express your interest in the MURC facility today.

Employment

The Town is always looking for great people to join its team. Keep an eye on the Careers page for employment opportunities and the Events Calendar for job fairs.

Photos and videos

Left empty pool right children at a table with 3d printer

Left Empty gym right walking track

Construction

Left outside of a building with trucks Right: Side of the a building with trees in planters

Left: Outside of building with freshly planted trees Right: concrete steps down a hill

Left: Indoor pool under construction Right: indoor gymnasium under construction

 

Left: main desk under construction Right Inside of building under construction

photo of new multi-use recreation complex

left: Scoreboard on white wall right: looking up at windows

Left: lanes on floor of a pool right: pool filled with construction in the background

 

Video

Sustainability

For the MURC, a sustainability strategy was developed with consultants that were appropriate for the project and meet the Town's objectives.

LEED Gold certification

LEED Gold certification is being pursued for the MURC. LEED Gold was determined to represent both a high level of performance and an achievable goal within the budget of the project.

The project uses materials with high solar reflectance index (SRI) values to minimize effects on microclimates and wildlife habitats. This includes a light-coloured roof that helps to mitigate the Heat Island Effect. This contributes to a cooler environment and decreases the heat being absorbed by the building in the summer. This is one of the LEED credits that have already been approved for the project.  

Optimize Energy Performance is another credit, which includes a high R-value building envelop which was also awarded. The R-Value for our roof is R-40, and there are other aspects of the construction like thermal breaks and other insulation that are contributing to these. This also ties in with six innovation credits with a focus on indoor air quality and better building energy performance with a total annual site energy reduction of 28 per cent and a reduction in annual Green House Gas emissions of 38 per cent from the baseline. The building has been designed to achieve a 40 per cent reduction in indoor potable water use and utilizes the metering of energy sources.

The project utilizes air-side heat recovery to precondition ventilation air (both heating and cooling) from exhaust air, thus reducing energy consumption. 

Finally, the project includes five biophilic design strategies to connect occupants with nature through the built environment. The design team focused on these and other credits to achieve the highest possible sustainable goals for this project within its budget and timeline.

Construction details

MURC timeline

Project updates and reports

Monthly project updates

Council reports

To view the Council agendas and meeting minutes, visit the Agendas, meeting minutes and broadcast archives webpage.

Concept design

On Nov. 27, 2019, the design for the new MURC was revealed at the Town Council meeting. 

Concept design for the MURC

Public input sessions

Multi-Use Recreation Complex - May 27 and June 4, 2019 

Business case for the MURC

Business case for the Multi-Use Recreation Complex - Nov. 16, 2018 

Attachments

Frequently asked questions

Get answers to the most commonly asked questions or send your question to  Community Services.

Contact Us

26557 Civic Centre Rd,
Keswick, ON  L4P 3G1

T: 905-476-4301 / 705-437-2210
F: 905-476-8100
info@georgina.ca

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.