Update: Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre Replacement Project

In this morning’s Closed Council Meeting, Victoria City Council directed staff to explore new opportunities to locate the Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre replacement facility, consistent with prior direction that the new building will be located in the North Park or Hillside Quadra neighbourhoods. 

These new opportunities emerged after Council gave direction on January 9 to bring forward a report detailing the six sites that have been previously assessed. That report is available here.

As such, Council has deferred consideration of this matter until the new opportunities are investigated. Because this involves potential land acquisitions, the City is not able to provide more information publicly until staff complete their work. Staff will be reporting back to Council in a timely manner. 

Council is committed to replacing the facility and ensuring that the community has access to a new health and wellness facility that responds to the diverse needs of the public.

There is an active maintenance program in place for the current Crystal Pool to mitigate risks to ongoing operations while the replacement project moves forward.

Once a preferred site has been identified, staff will develop an updated scope, timeline and budget to complete the next phase of work.