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Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre
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Address: 2275 Quadra Street
Municipality: Victoria
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#1841 Linear Thinker

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 07:11 PM

The tender for the HVAC Design-build was published today, closes August 20.



#1842 On the Level

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Posted 30 July 2020 - 07:52 PM

The tender for the HVAC Design-build was published today, closes August 20.

 

So I guess we have the old pool for another 10 years.  From the TC article, looks like the View Royal YM/WCA is in trouble.  Stew Young will keep Langford's pool afloat, but will the CoV and it's union try to bury it downtown?



#1843 On the Level

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Posted 30 August 2020 - 10:53 AM

Not sure that this is the right thread, but the Westshore may be getting a 4th public pool.  They have one at Juan de Fuca Rec, one at the Y,  one at the Bear Mountain Fitness Centre and now possibly a second at Bear Mountain....

 

 

The deal would see the City of Langford sell the centre, which includes a fitness centre and outdoor pool, for $3,575,000 to Bear Mountain Adventures Ltd., while keeping a 10 per cent discount for Langford residents who use it.  

 

He said Bear Mountain Adventures has ideas for the centre, including possible additions such as a second pool and a children’s splash park. 



#1844 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 January 2021 - 03:35 PM

crystal pool re-opens February 1.

funny it opens now with the highest infection rate ever on the island. why was it closed for a year?

#1845 spanky123

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Posted 23 January 2021 - 06:28 PM

^ To punish North Park residents for rejecting Helps' replacement plan.


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#1846 On the Level

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Posted 14 September 2021 - 08:33 PM

 

Proposals for affordable housing and an underground parkade in Central Park, near the proposed Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre, are being dropped and potentially moved to a parking lot that serves Royal Athletic Park

 

https://www.vicnews....letic-park-lot/

 

Another homerun for Helps legacy

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#1847 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 October 2021 - 06:17 AM

When Victoria councillors consider their 2022 draft financial plan this month, the Crystal Pool replacement project won’t be part of the discussions.

 

Councillors have decided to push the project to the city’s 2023 strategic plan priority list, leaving it for the next council.

 

Thomas Soulliere, director of parks, recreation and facilities, told councillors at a July meeting that Crystal Pool was the biggest project in the parks and recreation portfolio, and staff were not planning to propose the project be initiated in 2022 given the other projects that had been endorsed in the past year.

 

Mayor Lisa Helps said the city had two big projects on the go and it was a choice between focusing on Crystal Pool or a new central library branch.

 

https://www.timescol...rity-1.24364914


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 20 October 2021 - 06:18 AM.


#1848 Mike K.

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Posted 20 October 2021 - 06:36 AM

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.


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#1849 spanky123

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Posted 20 October 2021 - 09:10 AM

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.


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#1850 Mike K.

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Posted 20 October 2021 - 09:15 AM

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.


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#1851 aastra

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Posted 20 October 2021 - 10:23 AM

Just like every politician about everything. Buckle under to their coercion ASAP or they'll take the things you paid for away from you.


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#1852 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 October 2021 - 05:17 PM

The City of Victoria’s budget draft for next year doesn’t include the Crystal Pool replacement, meaning the project’s future will be determined by the next mayor and council.

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.”

https://www.vicnews....led-until-2023/

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 23 October 2021 - 05:18 PM.


 



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