Ottawa projects receiving over $5.6 million

Optimiste Park - Genest outdoor pool replacement
Optimiste Park - Genest outdoor pool replacement

Ontario Construction News staff writer

Joint federal, provincial, and local funding through the Investing in Canada Plan will support three community and culture infrastructure projects in the City of Ottawa.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $3.1 million, Ontario will provide over $2.6 million. The recipients are contributing more than $2.1 million total toward their respective projects, including:

Optimiste Park – Genest outdoor pool replacement

  • Modernizing the 57-year-old pool facility will include expanding the pool basin, installing a new pool deck and fencing, and improving underground infrastructure and operating systems. Funding will also support the addition of lifeguard stations, a chemical storage area, increased shaded areas, and accessible change-rooms, pool, and pathways.

Vanier Francophone Center renovations

  • The scope of work includes creating a new, multi-purpose space to replace the existing bowling room. Bowling lanes, seats and machinery will be removed, and windows and two additional exists will be installed.

Youville Centre roof & HVAC

  • This project will replace the facility’s roof, upgrade the HVAC system, and improve thermal efficiency.



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