WINNIPEG — The governments of Canada and Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg are all investing in the expansion of the St. James Civic Centre in Winnipeg.
The current building is over 50 years old and funding will allow for the expansion and renovation of the centre, including new multipurpose program and meeting rooms, a dedicated administrative space for the St. James Assiniboia 55-plus, a community kitchen, and improvements to the auditorium, main building entry and washrooms.
“After submitting our project application almost two years ago, today’s announcement represents a long-overdue investment from all three levels of government into the health and wellness of residents in a growing part of our city. The expansion of the St. James Civic Centre will provide a home for the St. James Assiniboia 55 Plus Centre and will help people remain connected, healthy and active,” Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman stated in a release.
The Government of Canada invested more than $5.2 million into the project from the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure plan. The Province of Manitoba invested over $4.4 million, and the City of Winnipeg is contributing more than $3.5 million towards eligible project costs.