Warm Up, Therapy, Splash Pools To Be Built At The WFCU Centre

Monday August 25th, 2014

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City Council has approved a new pool complex to be built at the WFCU Centre in east Windsor.

The decision came after council decided to build a warm-up pool, rather than lease, for the 2016 FINA Swimming Championship.

The city was required to provide the warm-up pool and had only planned on using a temporary pool. Councillors discussed the need for swimming facilities in the east riverside area, a section of town without an indoor pool.

Director of Recreation Jan Wilson noted that compared to other municipalities, Windsor has less capacity for swimming needs.

The approved plan includes an addition to the south side of the WFCU Centre with the installation of a 25-metre pool, a splash pool and therapy pool with an accessible ramp.

The cost is estimated at $6.5 million, which the city reported will partly be paid for by revenues from a recent deal with Samsung.

Construction is to begin soon to meet a tight deadline for the 2016 event.

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