South Glengarry gets out of Glengarry Sports Palace joint ownership

In this photo from the Township of North Glengarry website, the Glengarry Sports Palace at 170 McDonald Boulevard in Alexandria, Ont. The Township of South Glengarry is getting out of a minority co-ownership with North Glengarry after an 18+ year arrangement. (North Glengarry via Newswatch Group)

LANCASTER – South Glengarry is getting out of its joint ownership of the Glengarry Sports Palace.

Council is expected to sign an agreement tonight (Monday) to relinquish its 25 per cent stake in the building on McDonald Boulevard in Alexandria.

Instead, it will pay North Glengarry $50,000 a year starting this year and continuing through June 2031.

The deal absolves South Glengarry of any liability for maintenance and upkeep of the building, which opened in 1976.

Both townships have co-owned the facility, which includes the Billy Gebbie skating arena, community hall, two baseball fields and a public library, for over 18 years.