St. James Civic Centre Receiving $3.9M for Upgrades, New Playground for Garden Grove Park

St. James Civic Centre Receiving $3.9M for Upgrades, New Playground for Garden Grove Park

ConstructionWINNIPEG — The St. James Civic Centre is on the receiving end of $3.9 million in provincial funding to support upgrades at the facility.

Enhanced space will be developed for seniors’ programming, children and families, the province says.

Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton says other updates include new and improved multi-purpose rooms, an auditorium for fitness programs and special events, weight room, carpentry shop and a drop-in computer room.

Wharton added the funding will enable the City of Winnipeg to refurbish the buildings and ensure the design meets the current and anticipated future uses of the facility.

Timelines for the project are still being determined.

In a separate announcement Tuesday, the City of Winnipeg has broken ground on a new playground at Garden Grove Park on Burrows Avenue at a cost of $145,000.

The playground improvements include a new play structure, new swing set, sand box, asphalt pathway, two park benches, two picnic tables, new park sign, and new trees.

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