WINNIPEG — All three levels of government have announced funding towards the St. James Civic Centre for improvements.
During an announcement on Friday at the facility, more than $13 million was committed to the 50-year-old building for the expansion and renovation of the centre.
The federal government will invest more than $5.2 million, while the province will contribute more than $4.4 million. The City of Winnipeg’s share will be in excess of $3.5 million towards eligible costs of the project.
The project funding will include a new multi-purpose program and meeting rooms, a dedicated administrative space for the St. James Assiniboia 55+, 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,” Mayor Brian Bowman said in a statement.
The St. James Civic Centre expansion will enhance our community and benefit residents of all ages, and all three levels of government came together to make this project a priority. Congratulations to @Tobeko08 and the @StJamesCentre in advancing this project #mbpoli pic.twitter.com/QmI4MNvLiz
— Scott Fielding (@MinFielding) July 30, 2021