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Preliminary Engagement Results

SEC In-Person Engagmement
A preliminary summary of both the attendance and the comments provided by participants at the public engagement sessions and at the SEC booth at the Fall Trade Show.

SEC Online Survey: Results Overview
A preliminary summary of the percentage responses to the online survey questions.

SEC Online Survey: Comments
A preliminary summary of the comment responses to the online survey questions. (Note: This document contains unedited comments received in the online survey and includes offensive language. Discretion is advised. In addition, this is a large document of more than 5,000 pages.)

On Oct. 13, 2015, Council voted to stop negotiations with the main proponent for the proposed downtown Sports and Entertainment Centre (SEC). The results of the SEC public engagement survey were provided to Council and the public on Oct. 13 to allow for informed debate about the project. We received 3,205 surveys.

  • 66.1 per cent strongly disagreed with the statement “I support the construction of the SEC.”
  • 8.2 per cent disagreed with the statement “I support the construction of the SEC.”
  • 5.1 per cent were not sure if they agreed with the statement “I support the construction of the SEC.”
  • 10 per cent agreed with the statement “I support the construction of the SEC.”
  • 10.5 per cent strongly agreed with the statement “I support the construction of the SEC.”

The full results of the SEC public engagement process, which ran from Sept. 22-Oct. 13, 2015, can be downloaded in the reports on this page. The process included the following opportunities for residents to learn more about the proposed project and have their say on it:

  • Six in-person public engagement sessions (September 22-24, Shell Place Ballroom, MacDonald Island Park)
  • Two stakeholder-focused engagement sessions (Sept. 22, business community stakeholders, Shell Place Ballroom, MacDonald Island Park; Sept. 23, sport and recreation community stakeholders, Shell Place Ballroom, MacDonald Island Park)
  • SEC public engagement booth at the Fort McMurray Tourism Fall Trade Show & Market (Sept. 25-27, Suncor Community Leisure Centre, MacDonald Island Park)
  • Online survey (open from Sept. 22-Oct. 13)

The Land Planning and Development Advisory Committee will prepare recommendations for alternatives for the city block bounded by Franklin Avenue, MacDonald Avenue, Morrison Street and Main Street, and other municipal lands in the immediate area. The committee is scheduled to present the recommendations to Council in the coming months.

Thank you to everyone who filled out a survey and had their say on the proposed SEC during the public engagement process.

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