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Seymour-Hannah Sports & Entertainment Centre
240 St. Paul St. W.
St. Catharines ON L2S 2E7

Tel: 905.688.5601 x1927

Fax: 905.682.1157

TTY: 905.688.4TTY (4889)


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Kiwanis Aquatics Centre and Library


Coming in Spring 2012

The Kiwanis Aquatics Centre and Grantham branch of the St. Catharines Public Library, to be constructed at Lester B. Pearson Park at Carlton Street and Niagara Street, is the first municipal facility in the City to follow the Canada Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program and will meet a minimum of LEED Silver certification. The centre will be approximately 48,000 square feet with 7,000 square feet allocated to the library.

The total anticipated budget for this project is $19.57 million. The Government of Ontario has contributed $4.5 million under the Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative (MIII).

The City is working with the architectural firm Shore, Tilbe, Perkins and Will and the general contractor Bondfield Construction Company, Ltd. to complete the Kiwanis Aquatic Centre and Grantham branch of the St. Catharines Public Library.

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The aquatics centre will feature a double pool design to accommodate the needs of aquatics participants of all ages and abilities. A 25-metre, eight-lane, rectangular lap pool with ramp entry and built-in poolside bleachers will accommodate lane swimming, recreational swimming and lessons for intermediate to advanced swimmers.

An irregular-shaped leisure pool with spray features and a small child slide will be set to warmer temperatures and accommodate the needs of senior citizens, children and family recreational activity, therapeutic classes and lessons for children and infants.

The facility will also contain the following components:

  • Barrier free access for persons with disabilities, including ramp entry to pools
  • On-deck and off-deck viewing for parents and guardians
  • Male, female and family change rooms
  • Community rooms for rentals and programming space
  • Inclusion of a 7,000 square foot Grantham Library Branch to replace the existing branch currently in leased space
  • Maintenance and electrical space
  • Office and administrative space
  • A minimum of Silver certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system

Click here to view the design of the Kiwanis Aquatics Centre and Library

Click here to visit Exhibits and Outdoor Art to learn more about art selection for the Kiwanis Aquatics Centre

Construction Update

The design of the Kiwanis Aquatic Centre and Library is complete and construction began on June 10, 2010.

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