New taste at Cornwall Civic Complex

In this Nov. 30, 2016 photo provided by the City of Cornwall, the three salons in the civic complex underwent a renovation in August 2016. The city is opening up more choice for food services when people rent the facility. (City of Cornwall via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – There’s a new taste coming to the Cornwall Civic Complex.

Actually, a few more tastes for people renting the facility as the city has opened the complex on Water Street to a registered list of caterers.

The change goes into effect Mar. 1, 2017.

The provider for the civic complex has been La Cuisine Volante. That contract with the city ends February 28, 2017.

With the fate of the civic complex salons up in the air due to the Cornwall arts center project, the city decided to open the service to third party providers, Facility Rental Coordinator Janice Robinson explained to CNW.

There’s also more customers asking to bring in their own caterer, Robinson said.

People now renting the salons (which went through a renovation in August to add a new walnut floor) will be able to pick from a list of registered food providers.

There is no reimbursement to the corporation for using another caterer, the city said.

As for food service providers looking to get on the city’s list – they need to register with the city’s purchasing department, provide WSIB and insurance documentation and must have passed a health inspection by the local health unit.

In addition to weddings and birthday parties, the civic complex hosts a number of events throughout the year, including the Children’s Treatment Center breakfast and the Chamber of Commerce Spring Home & Leisure Show.