How much will this project cost?

    The current Class 5 (-50% to +100%) cost estimate is over $89 million for Phase 1 of the project. There is no cost estimate at this time for future phases.

    How is the project funded?

    The project has been approved for funding through the Community, Culture, and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). Through the ICIP agreement, the Government of Canada is investing $31.655 million, the Government of Manitoba is funding $31.19 million, and the City of Winnipeg is contributing $16.293 million towards eligible project costs. The City is also contributing $9.901 million towards costs that are not eligible for ICIP funding. This brings the City’s total investment in the project to a minimum of $26.199 million.

    Where is the project located?

    The project will be built on 19 acres of land in the Bison Run neighbourhood in southwest Winnipeg, on Bison Drive west of Frontier Trail and east of Kenaston Boulevard.

    When will Phase 1 of the project be built?

    Planning for Phase 1 is expected to begin in fall 2022 with construction starting in late 2023/early 2024. Phase 1 includes the design and construction of gymnasiums, multipurpose rooms, indoor walking track and fitness area, a daycare facility, and an outdoor spray pad.

    A master site plan will be created for future phases. Future project phases will occur in later years, and may include an aquatic centre, library, outdoor leisure space, arena, and athletic fields. Future phases are subject to Council approval and funding.

    What other services and amenities will be located on the site?

    The City is constructing a fire-paramedic station on the site. In addition, a new K-8 school and high school are currently being constructed on Pembina Trails School Division property, located next to the planned recreation campus.

    How big is the site?

    The City has acquired 19 acres for development.

    Will the project be energy efficient?

    The SWRC will be an energy efficient, net zero carbon ready building. A net zero carbon ready building is one that is designed and built to be able to operate as a net zero carbon building in the future and prioritizes low-carbon investments. The SWRC will follow the City’s Green Building Policy and achieve LEED silver certification.