Crystal Pool

Crystal Pool (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria examines new, undisclosed location for Crystal Pool

None of the previously-explored locations are currently being prioritized

 

The City of Victoria was awarded a $1 million grant to make the new Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre more accessible to those with disabilities. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)                                Crystal Pool on Quadra Street. (File Photo)

Crystal pool advocates hold mixed feelings as Victoria explores previously studied sites

Local neighbourhood associations, swimming advocates vote for different locations

 

Crystal Pool on Quadra Street. (Black Press Media file photo)
Crystal Pool on Quadra Street. (Black Press Media file photo)
City staff are requesting $725,000 to conduct a feasibility study for the new Crystal Pool and Wellness facility. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria staff request $725,000 to plan for new Crystal Pool facility

Staff are starting over after $2.2 million already spent on designs

City staff are requesting $725,000 to conduct a feasibility study for the new Crystal Pool and Wellness facility. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps says provincial bylaws state that a referendum is necessary when borrowing funds, which will now be a necessary move for the new Crystal Pool facility. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Crystal Pool facility requires referendum to move forward, says Victoria mayor

The City will need to borrow funding in order to build a new pool

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps says provincial bylaws state that a referendum is necessary when borrowing funds, which will now be a necessary move for the new Crystal Pool facility. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Dozens of people gathered to support Susan Simmons as she jumped into the ocean as a call to action to get a new Crystal Pool. (Jennifer Blythe/News Staff)

Dozens rally for Susan Simmons’ icy ocean dip for Crystal Pool

Victoria residents want Victoria city councillors to prioritize building a new Crystal Pool facility

Dozens of people gathered to support Susan Simmons as she jumped into the ocean as a call to action to get a new Crystal Pool. (Jennifer Blythe/News Staff)
Karmen McNamara wants the city to replace Crystal Pool as soon as possible. (File contributed/ Karmen McNamara)

Victoria council candidate brings forward Crystal Pool petition

Karmen McNamara wants the City of Victoria to prioritize replacing the pool with its original design

Karmen McNamara wants the city to replace Crystal Pool as soon as possible. (File contributed/ Karmen McNamara)
The City of Victoria is looking at two alternative sites for the new Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre after discussions in regards to the Save-On-Foods memorial property fell through. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Negotiations fail for Crystal Pool at Save-On-Foods site

The City is considering two alternative sites for the new Crystal Pool and Wellness facility

The City of Victoria is looking at two alternative sites for the new Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre after discussions in regards to the Save-On-Foods memorial property fell through. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The City of Victoria will forgo its first opportunity at federal-provincial funding in favour of further consultation for moving the new Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria council pauses Crystal Pool project to consider new site

Council is leaning towards moving the facility to the Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena parking lot

The City of Victoria will forgo its first opportunity at federal-provincial funding in favour of further consultation for moving the new Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
City council tentatively voted to proceed with planning for the new Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre at the south-west location of Central Park (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria City Council directs staff to proceed with Central Park for new Crystal Pool location

Save-On-Foods Memorial parking lot still up for discussion as a location

City council tentatively voted to proceed with planning for the new Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre at the south-west location of Central Park (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The Victoria Curling Club wants to be considered for the new Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre (Google Maps)
The Victoria Curling Club wants to be considered for the new Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre (Google Maps)
The North Park Neighbourhood Association (NPNA) and the Victoria Downtown Resident’s Association believe that the new Crystal Pool Facilty should move across the street, to where the Victoria Curling Club is currently located. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria Curling Club, arena parking lot considered for new Crystal Pool location

Considering other vendors could cost Victoria first year of provincial and federal funding

The North Park Neighbourhood Association (NPNA) and the Victoria Downtown Resident’s Association believe that the new Crystal Pool Facilty should move across the street, to where the Victoria Curling Club is currently located. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Athlete Karmen McNamara wrote an open letter to the City of Victoria about an extended closure of Crystal Pool. (Nicole Crescenzi/News staff)

Former Team Canada athlete pens open letter to City of Victoria about Crystal Pool

Karmen McNamara says an extended closure of the recreation facility would be ‘devastating’

Athlete Karmen McNamara wrote an open letter to the City of Victoria about an extended closure of Crystal Pool. (Nicole Crescenzi/News staff)
Artist rendering of the Crystal Pool replacement. (Submitted)

Design contract awarded for Crystal Pool project

Grants not yet awarded for $69.4-million project

Artist rendering of the Crystal Pool replacement. (Submitted)