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St. James Civic Centre – Facility Expansion

The proposed project involves an expansion of the St. James Civic Centre with an approximately 14,000-square-foot addition. This includes several multi-purpose program and meeting rooms, as well as dedicated administrative space for St. James Assiniboia 55+. Additional facility renovations include improvements to the auditorium, main building entry, washrooms, and development of a community kitchen. At present, only a portion of the funding required to proceed with the expansion has been secured.

About This Project

The current Class 4 cost estimate for the facility expansion is $14 million (costed in 2020 dollars).


Upon approval of funding, it is estimated the project would be completed in 3 years.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the status of this project?

Schematic design and Class 4 estimates have been completed. The project has been on hold pending confirmation of funding. Additional design and construction will occur once sufficient funding is approved.

How long will the expansion take to complete?

Upon approval of funding, it is estimated the project would be completed in 3 years.

Is the St. James-Assiniboia 55+ Centre involved?

Yes, the City of Winnipeg has been working collaboratively with the St. James-Assiniboia 55+ Centre to develop the schematic design.

Will the public and other stakeholders have a chance to participate in the project planning?

Yes, the City of Winnipeg will invite the public and other stakeholders to participate once sufficient funding to proceed has been approved.

Has the City of Winnipeg approved funding for this project?

Yes, the City was approved $4.312 million subject to support from the other levels of government through the Federal and Provincial Funding from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.

Has other funding been approved for this project?

On July 24, 2018, the Province of Manitoba confirmed funding of $3.9 million towards the expansion and renovation of St. James Civic Centre.

Has the City applied for funding through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program?

On September 26, 2019, City Council approved an application to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program for the expansion of St. James Civic Centre [insert link I NEED TO KNOW LINK].

What improvements are happening at St. James Civic Centre in 2020?

St. James Civic Centre is closing on April 1, 2020 so building system upgrades can be completed. More information about that project can be found here St. James Civic Centre – Building Systems Upgrade

Last update: March 4, 2020->

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