MUSKOKA, ON-A local couple has donated a significant amount of money in support of the new community center.

At a Bracebridge council meeting on November 27th, Mayor Graydon Smith honoured Paul and Shirley Hammond for donating an undisclosed amount of money in support of the still in-construction community centre.

Smith said that the amount donated was significant and he was thrilled by the kindness of the couple and they the council greatly appreciates their contribution.

On November 13th, the town submitted their application under the Community, Culture and Recreations Stream, of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program for the construction for the MUCC.

The application notes over $49.1 million is possible project expenses and includes a request for $36 million from the upper levels of government. The application has as of now, not been approved however but is currently under consideration by the provincial government.

Through many years of work, Bracebridge has completed their plan to replace the towns 70-year-old Memorial Arena and the 111-year old public library and put in a new community hub which will feature a multi-use field house that supports a variety of community uses.

This new field house will sport a fully accessible gymnasium that can be used by businesses and other groups for events.

For more detailed information about the construction, you can view all of the details here.