Victoria Road Recreation Centre renovations

We’re finished!

On Saturday, June 24, 2017 the City hosted a community celebration to mark the grand reopening of the newly renovated Victoria Road Recreation Centre.

The aging and outdated recreation facility was renovated to improve accessibility, security, customer service, and to offer new programming space for leisure and recreation programs.

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A look behind the scenes

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Victoria Road Recreation Centre renos

Design highlights

Pool level

  • New entrance, multi-purpose rooms, offices, customer service counter, aquatic office, accessible washrooms and change rooms
  • Upgraded 50-metre pool
  • New accessible teaching pool
  • New heating and filtration system
  • Exterior courtyard

Arena level

  • Renovated entrance/lobby and new elevator
  • Upgrade change rooms
  • New lighting and heating
  • Energy efficiency improvements

Upper level

  • Renovated multi-purpose rooms
  • Heated arena viewing area
  • Additional barrier free viewing spaces
  • New facility storage, custodial space upgrades, and office space

Parking lot

  • Redesigned parking lot to include a drop off at the arena and pool entrances
  • New driveway from the arena level of the parking lot to the lower parking lot
  • Additional barrier free parking spaces near the main entrance
  • Landscaping and upgraded site lighting

Budgeting and financing

City Council approved a $15.1 million budget for this project in 2016, which was funded through:

  • Parkland Dedication reserve – $500,000
  • Recreation Facility development charges – $1,678,000
  • tax funded debt – $12,922,000


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