About the Project
Renewal of Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre is currently underway to replace and update aging infrastructure. This rehabilitation and renewal project was an identified priority as part of the City’s asset management of valued community buildings.
When the facility reopens to the public, members and visitors can expect to see:
- A new, accessible front service counter in the lobby
- A new barrier-free washroom in the lobby
- A new family change room in place of the old fitness centre
- Refreshed male and female change rooms
- A new accessible and inclusive change room designed for all genders and families
- Refinished pool basin and deck
- New windows
- A new ceiling over the pool
- A new waterfall at the teaching pool
- A new steam room
- Added stairs at the dive tower
- New building exterior
- Additional parking in front of the building
Some of the ‘back-of-house’ work people will not see at first glance includes:
- Roof and structural repairs
- A new drainage system
- Asbestos removal throughout the building structure
- Updated mechanical and electrical systems
- A new pool filtration and mechanical system
The project timeline for rehabilitation and renewal of the Jasper Place facility was extended due to more asbestos than anticipated and unforeseen complications with removal. Oftentimes with older buildings, the full extent of work is not uncovered until there is an investigation deep into the building structure. This work cannot occur while the building is occupied and in full operation. Construction crews are working safely and quickly to complete this project and reopen the facility to the community.
Fall 2019: Reopening of Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre
2016-2019: Construction - Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre Renewal
2016: Design - Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre Renewal Presentation Boards
2014: City Council approved funding for Phase I of the Johnny Bright Sports Park Development project which includes renewal of the Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre and renewal of Jasper Place Bowl Grandstand. Funded as part of the 2015-2018 capital budget.
2009-2011: The Jasper Place Facility Expansion Feasibility Study was completed to create a phased approach to development of the integrated multi-purpose facility and to address aging infrastructure.
Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre Feasibility Study (February 2011)
2007: Public engagement was initiated to confirm current facility-use and to explore preferred development options for future planning. Engagement was completed through a survey of staff and the public, both verbally and via telephone, online and paper.
City Council approved the Medium Term Recreation and Sports Field Plan which identifies expansion of the Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre and renewal of Johnny Bright Sports Park.
In 2005, a feasibility study was completed to explore the redevelopment of Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre into a multi-purpose facility. The study was updated in 2011 and the project was split into two phases.
City Council approved funding for phase I in the 2015-2018 capital budget. The first phase of the project will address building lifecycle management and renewal of the fitness and leisure centre. This work involves replacement of the pool deck drainage system, windows, ceiling in the natatorium, structural repairs, waterproofing repairs, retrofit to the aquatic changerooms and development of the family change rooms as identified in the feasibility study. The fitness centre will be moved to St. Francis Xavier Sports Centre.