- 50m x 25m pool
- Barrier-free access
- Leisure pool
- Universal and inclusive change areas
- Multi-purpose spaces
- Expanded fitness area
- Better, and more spaces for events and classes
- Accessibility features such as handrails and non-slip surfacing
- A welcoming space for the community
- Energy efficiency design
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Those were the days. From the first post in this thread, dated January 2007.
Since then the recreation department has conducted several rounds of consultation, but made precious little progress. Last spring, the department hired a consultant to help organize a community forum in June and “collate” the feedback with the goal of developing a plan some time in the fall.
Recreation director Donna Atkinson told council a steering committee is slated to hold further meetings beginning in February.
Coun. Helen Hughes warned that rushing into another ill-conceived plan would be a mistake.
Of course when Mayor Helps was promoting CP 5 years ago she told us if we didn't vote to replace it they would have to shut it down because it was in too bad a shape to keep operating.
Just like Mayor Fortin said the old Johnson Street Bridge would need to be closed to traffic if the project wasn't completed by ...what was it again? 2014? The rail span was removed ultra-fast, if we recall.
Just like every politician about everything. Buckle under to their coercion ASAP or they'll take the things you paid for away from you.
Victoria staff will give council an overarching presentation on the draft financial plan on Monday (Oct. 25), but the budget has the pool project pegged as a 2023 action.
Susan Simmons, an advocate for the pool, was saddened, but not surprised, by the news of the replacement being delayed.
“Based on the current council I’m not shocked,” she said. “They always make it an election issue and then it never goes forward.”
Plan to locate new Crystal Pool next to Save-On-Foods arena falls through; Central Middle School site now eyed for the facility
Victoria's plans for a Crystal Pool replacement are back to square one with the collapse of a proposal to sitaute the facility next to the arena.
Funding requests by the City of Victoria for the replacement of North Park's Crystal Pool have come up dry.