A concept design has been chosen for the proposed aquatic centre in Timmins.

City Council has chosen a design worth just over $48-million. Councillors stated  this design, which includes a leisure pool, warm pool and field house with multi-use courts, would be beneficial for people of all ages.

Councillors Rick Dubeau and Joe Campbell say the city can’t afford this right now and we need to be financially responsible.

Mayor Steve Black says now that council has picked a design, they can apply for grant funding to help pay for the project. Black adds that if council decides to not follow through with the centre this year, the cost is likely to go up about three per cent every year they wait.