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Bonivital Pool Renewal

Bonivital Pool, located at 1215 Archibald Street, will be closed starting May 13, 2024 for renovations.

About This Project

The City of Winnipeg is renovating the interior of Bonivital Pool to improve accessibility and upgrade end-of-life building systems. The renovations will include:

  • Accessibility upgrades in the front lobby, including new universal and gendered changerooms
  • A new accessible sauna and multi-purpose room incorporated into the open pool deck area
  • Upgrades to the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), water heating system, and air handling unit
  • Upgrades to the lighting system, fire alarm system, and power distribution to support the upgraded mechanical system

This project is funded in part by the Government of Manitoba.


  • The construction tender has closed and the award report is awaiting EPC and Council approval.
  • The facility will be closed for renovations beginning May 13, 2024. Construction is expected to take approximately one year.


Document Name Date Type
Bonivital exterior 2024-01-24 Architectural rendering
Bonivital interior 2024-01-24 Architectural rendering

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why are these repairs necessary?

Bonivital Pool was built in 1975. The pool is 49 years old, and in need of renovation and repairs as many building components have reached the end of their expected service life. The upgraded changerooms and improved amenities will help ensure the facility continues to be a welcoming and accessible community place.

Was Bonivital Pool recently closed for repairs and upgrades?

Bonivital Pool was closed in 2020. In addition to routine maintenance, two main projects were undertaken:  

  1. Repairs and re-tiling of the pool deck and tank.
  2. Upgrades to the Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) system.
Where can I go to access swimming lessons or other services offered at the pool?

The City will look to offer additional swimming lessons at alternate locations and assist regular groups and organizations in finding alternate pool space, if feasible. Visit leisureONLINE to view swimming lessons and other programs available across the City.

What is the budget for this capital project?

City Council approved $5.36 million for the project in the 2021 capital budget. The Government of Manitoba is providing an additional $4.52 million in funding for the project, under the Arts, Culture and Sport in Community (ACSC) Fund, Large Capital Program.

Last update: April 19, 2024

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