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Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre
Use: commercial
Address: 2275 Quadra Street
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 2
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#1261 Bernard

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 02:19 PM

Why do I feel like the City of Victoria is going to end up not having a pool at all?   The City already does not have a single public ice sheet and relies on the neighbouring municipalities to provide that service, I assume they will go the same with the pool 



#1262 Mike K.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 02:21 PM

The YMCA will ensure that it does.


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#1263 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 02:26 PM

Why do I feel like the City of Victoria is going to end up not having a pool at all?   The City already does not have a single public ice sheet and relies on the neighbouring municipalities to provide that service, I assume they will go the same with the pool 

 

the city owns the arena and its ice sheet. and offers at least a dozen lesson types on it.  plus rink rentals.  and public open skating and sponge-puck hockey etc.

 

https://www.victoria...ALG FW2019e.pdf


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#1264 Bernard

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 02:55 PM

the city owns the arena and its ice sheet. and offers at least a dozen lesson types on it.  plus rink rentals.  and public open skating and sponge-puck hockey etc.

 

https://www.victoria...ALG FW2019e.pdf

There is some use of Memorial Arena by the public but RG properties does not make it easy for groups like minor hockey or figure skating to use it.   RG properties can cancel anyone's booked time with very little notice.   I was part of organizing a hockey tournament and we lost all of our time at Memorial; Arena with less than two weeks notice.   This is not a facility that is available for the public to realistically use on a regular basis.



#1265 Mike K.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:16 PM

Yeah, but do kids get to skate around at Rogers Arena or Maple Leaf Garden? The biggest arenas in a district have restrictions for a myriad of reasons. Little community rinks like Archie Browning of JDF are more suited for kids and there's plenty of them in our region.

 

With the YMCA pushing forward with its own pool the City of Victoria might realize it doesn't even need one, like Oak Bay doesn't need a gas station.


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#1266 Bernard

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 03:19 PM

Greater Victoria already has a shortage of ice sheets for recreation.   There is no reason the City should not have 2 public ice sheets.   

 

As to no pool, I guess it is one way to get other municipalities to help with the costs of the City of Victoria



#1267 G-Man

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 10:14 AM

My plan for the Crystal Pool... Spend more money!!

 

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#1268 Nparker

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 10:46 AM

...the outcome we see there is a mediocre product for a high-end price...

https://www.sidewalk...is-a-great-idea

I think this might be part of the CoV motto; it certainly seems to be S.O.P.
 

...one of the best parts of this is turning the current Crystal Pool location back into park space. I think it would be pretty cool to take advantage of excavation of the pool space and turn it into a pond like the one in Beacon Hill Park...

https://www.sidewalk...is-a-great-idea

Now this is a truly awesome idea.  :)



#1269 Mike K.

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 10:54 AM

A pond there would indeed be an awesome thing!


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#1270 spanky123

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 01:55 PM

My plan for the Crystal Pool... Spend more money!!

https://www.sidewalk...is-a-great-idea


How many affordable homes will fit into that 2,000 sw ft footprint?!

#1271 G-Man

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 02:02 PM

Could easily put in Six townhomes or a small multilevel.

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#1272 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 02:35 PM

semi-trailers for big shows do need access to that north entry/loading door, but it could be an area smaller than there currently.



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Posted 02 December 2018 - 03:17 PM

Or put it underground like the new Save on Foods grocery store.

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#1274 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 03:26 PM

Or put it underground like the new Save on Foods grocery store.

 

that might be easy for 48" square pallets of food but stage pieces might be larger and taller and not fit well into a freight elevator.  plus load and unload has to be very quick for shows.  next/last date is often yesterday/tomorrow.

 

 

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#1275 G-Man

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Posted 02 December 2018 - 06:11 PM

Alright than a large archway through a building that would allow for the semi trucks to still do their thing. 


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#1276 Bingo

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 07:12 AM

Ah-ha...So the next thing coming out City Hall will be to add a new meeting space at the new pool. There is more than one way to skin a cat.

 

The call comes in response to a council direction to find a barrier-free meeting place in city hall, said city spokesman Bill Eisenhauer.

Coun. Jeremy Loveday said the accessibility working group is not currently able to meet at city hall because of the air quality.

"We don’t have any spaces that are barrier-free for all of our committee members,” said Loveday, council’s liaison to the group. 

https://www.timescol...what-1.23516303

 



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Posted 30 January 2019 - 04:22 PM

City of Victoria might be able to learn something from Richmond?

Massive new $80-million Richmond aquatic centre to open March.

https://dailyhive.co...ning-march-2019
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Posted 30 January 2019 - 04:26 PM

City of Victoria might be able to learn something from Richmond?

Massive new $80-million Richmond aquatic centre to open March.

https://dailyhive.co...ning-march-2019

 

Build a casino and use the revenue for sparkly new civic centre projects?


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#1279 Nparker

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 04:28 PM

City of Victoria might be able to learn something from Richmond?..

The CoV will spend 50% more and get 50% less.


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#1280 Mike K.

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 04:35 PM

In only double the time...


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