Cannon River Civic Center & Parks and Recreation Referendum 

Combination Civic Center & Ice Arena, & Recreational/Parks/Trails Improvements

 A 78,000- square foot multi-purpose, year round community civic center that will serve:

•Hockey players, figure skaters, youth and high school recreational skaters
•Civic center opportunities
•Civic events, conferences

Portion of sales tax will be dedicated to:

An estimated $185,000 for the City of Northfield and $31,000 for the City of Dundas for the betterment of recreation, parks, and trails. This will supplement the park fund to improve these facilities within both cities.

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About the Ballot Question

  • Seven acres of donated land, on the south end of Northfield, near the Dundas Dome.
  • Northfield and Dundas residents will vote to approve a 1/2 cent local option sales tax. The increase, which will not impact the sale of groceries or clothing, is expected to generate $7 million over a 20-year term to fund the development of the Cannon River Civic Center. An additional $3 million is expected to be generated to support parks, trails and recreational facilities in Northfield and Dundas.
  • Northfield residents will vote to approve an increase in property taxes to generate $8.8 million over a 20-year term to fund the development of the Cannon River Civic Center. For a home valued at $200,000, the expected impact is $90 per year.
  • $2 million is expected to be generated from a Mighty Ducks Grant, naming rights, advertising, and the sale of the existing ice arena. 
  • $3.4 million will be privately raised by dedicated members of our community.

Financing the Combination Civic Center & Ice Arena


Financing Pie Chart
1/2 Cent Sales Tax

City of Northfield Property Tax Impact - 

Property tax impact DOES NOT apply to City of Dundas, only sales tax

Type of Property
Estimated Market Value ($)

Current 2017 City Tax ($)

Yearly Tax Impact ($)

Monthly Impact ($)
Residential Homestead
    200,000
    300,000
    400,000
  1,033.30
  1,656.38
  2,279.47
   90.07
  144.38
  198.69
    7.51
  12.03
  16.56
Commercial/
Industrial
   400,000
   750,000
3,000,000
  4,144.39
  8,145.87
  2,840.43
  347.56
  683.14
2,840.43
  30.10
  59.17
246.02
Apartments
(4 or more units)
   300,000
   750,000
1,500,000
  2,143.65
  5,359.13
10,718.25
  179.77
  449.44
  898.87
  15.57
  38.93
  77.86

Economic Impacts

With two sheets of ice, hockey tournaments alone are expected to have a $1.3 to $1.8 million economic impact each year.