Former Brookside Youth Detention Centre Site

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Background
In August of 2020 Town Council passed a Notice of Motion to the Government of Ontario to consider alternate uses for the Brookside Youth Detention Centre site, located at 390 King Street East in Cobourg. The centre had been operating at a reduced occupancy rate for several years.

In February 2021 the province of Ontario closed the Brookside Youth Centre. The current site consists of 14 buildings and the footprint of the site is approximately 30 acres of land. The young people living there were transferred to other facilities.

The municipality now has the opportunity to express an interest in the site. This Engage Cobourg page will provide updates to the community throughout this long-term project.

Next steps for the former Brookside Youth Detention Centre Site
During the January 31, 2022, Regular Council Meeting the Honourable David Piccini, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks and MPP for Northumberland-Peterborough South, spoke to the potential next steps for the former Brookside Youth Detention Centre site. To view his presentation, visit this link and start watching at timestamp 1:27:35.

Town Council and Staff will be exercising due diligence to evaluate the former Brookside site’s potential through a comprehensive assessment of the land and buildings in order to establish its assets and liabilities. The public is invited to share their comments to Council and Town staff through this public engagement site.

The public engagement objective is to:

  • Gather feedback from residents (there is currently no deadline for comments)
  • Provide updates to the community throughout this long-term process

Share your thoughts on the what the former Brookside Youth Detention Centre Site could be used for by:

  • Participating in the Forum.
  • Subscribe for project updates.

This is a public engagement page and is not intended to accept business proposals for the former Brookside Youth Detention Centre site.

If you require any of the information in an accessible format, please contact the Communications Department at communications@cobourg.ca.

Background
In August of 2020 Town Council passed a Notice of Motion to the Government of Ontario to consider alternate uses for the Brookside Youth Detention Centre site, located at 390 King Street East in Cobourg. The centre had been operating at a reduced occupancy rate for several years.

In February 2021 the province of Ontario closed the Brookside Youth Centre. The current site consists of 14 buildings and the footprint of the site is approximately 30 acres of land. The young people living there were transferred to other facilities.

The municipality now has the opportunity to express an interest in the site. This Engage Cobourg page will provide updates to the community throughout this long-term project.

Next steps for the former Brookside Youth Detention Centre Site
During the January 31, 2022, Regular Council Meeting the Honourable David Piccini, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks and MPP for Northumberland-Peterborough South, spoke to the potential next steps for the former Brookside Youth Detention Centre site. To view his presentation, visit this link and start watching at timestamp 1:27:35.

Town Council and Staff will be exercising due diligence to evaluate the former Brookside site’s potential through a comprehensive assessment of the land and buildings in order to establish its assets and liabilities. The public is invited to share their comments to Council and Town staff through this public engagement site.

The public engagement objective is to:

  • Gather feedback from residents (there is currently no deadline for comments)
  • Provide updates to the community throughout this long-term process

Share your thoughts on the what the former Brookside Youth Detention Centre Site could be used for by:

  • Participating in the Forum.
  • Subscribe for project updates.

This is a public engagement page and is not intended to accept business proposals for the former Brookside Youth Detention Centre site.

If you require any of the information in an accessible format, please contact the Communications Department at communications@cobourg.ca.

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