The Township of Wellington North has a robust 2022 Capital Program. Below you will be able to find information of some of those projects.
During the winter and spring of 2022, staff have been working with Architects Tillman Ruth Robinson to develop an approved conceptual design. This resulted in three conceptual designs being presented at a public consultation meeting on March 23, 2022 – programming focused design, lane swim focused design and a hybrid design. As well, at the meeting a survey was distributed to the community to solicit additional feedback; the survey closed April 30, 2022. The Township received 121 surveys from the community which help staff and the fundraising committee better understand which design features were most important.
Scott Robinson of Architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson provided a presentation to the Recreation, Parks and Leisure Committee (February 8, 2022) on three concept designs for the new Mount Forest Outdoor Pool, that presentation can be viewed on the Township's YouTube Channel.
Outdoor Pool Concept Designs (PDF) Outdoor Pool Concept Designs 3D Renderings (PDF)
Final Endorsed Concept Design
In the time since these initial conversations have happened regarding the conceptual designs shown above, the importance of managing the cost of this project and determining how this project will be funded has become a very important consideration on how to move forward with this project.
At present, the high-level estimated cost for this project is $5.5 million, which is significantly higher than the $3.5 million budget that was discussed when the master plan was developed in 2018. The conceptual design presented below was endorsed by Council on August 29, 2022. The next step in the process is to work with the Architect to pursue a more detailed schematic design for the project, which will allow for a more accurate cost estimate.