The Downtown Civic Plaza is still looking for an opening date. The $11.6 million dollar plaza was originally planned to open this Summer however construction delays pushed the opening until “sometime this Fall” Tom Vair, Deputy CAO told FirstLocalNews.com in July.
Vair was hopeful that some component of the Plaza was to open this weekend, mainly the Mill Market (re-branded as Soo Market) but that appears not to be happening as well.
In the meantime, the Mill Market will continue to operate from its Canal Drive location.
“no official opening date yet. Construction has been going well but we are delayed on the arrival of our stage structure.” Vair told FirstLocalNews, “Once we have a firm date from the manufacturer for arrival in Sault Ste. Marie we can finalize.”
Once completed, the idea behind the Civic Plaza is for development of a Public Space in downtown Sault Ste. Marie presenting a unique opportunity to create a vital community hub. “The intention for this place is to be nothing less than an extraordinary, four-season public plaza that is at once a place of celebration and a place for the everyday.”
The plaza is to include, Skating Rink and water feature, Flexible event / gathering area, Stage with outdoor screen , Play Zone, Lighting Displays , Public washrooms and change area , seating and Trees and planting beds.