City staff have so far been able to reduce the deficit at the Eastlink Centre to $2.3 million.
It was originally thought the shortfall was $1.75 million, brought about by a bookkeeping error, but that number quickly shot up to $3 million.
Chief Financial Officer Ken Anderson says non-essential spending for the rest of the year was cut, which helped, along with other cost reducing measures.
Its budget will also remain the same for next year, other than a one-time funding of $500,000 to help it switch to a new operating model.
The City now looks like it may come up with a surplus of $267,000 for the year.