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Photo Opportunity -- Something’s Fishy at Don McLean Westacres Outdoor Pool

May 27, 2013

Students from neighbouring schools are decorating the construction fencing where work has begun on the redevelopment of the City’s Don McLean Westacres Outdoor Pool.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Don McLean Westacres construction site, 2166 Westfield Drive
(Drive south on Westfield Drive, turn left on Johnathan Drive for parking. Access the construction site through pedestrian walkway).

Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey
Teachers and students from Westacres Public School and St. Edmund Separate School
City of Mississauga Recreation staff will be available to answer questions.

Local students have joined with City staff to find a creative way to turn the fencing around the Don McLean Westacres Outdoor Pool construction site into a fun collage of fish.

Don McLean Westacres Outdoor Pool will be closed for the 2013 season and will reopen for the 2014 outdoor pool season. The pool is 47 years old and serves approximately 85,000 residents. Construction will update the pool’s systems to make more efficient use of energy and water and improve accessibility for residents of all ages.

Among other improvements, redevelopment will significantly expand the outdoor pool’s lifespan and will include updating facility change rooms and washrooms, replacing the pool tank and pool deck and bringing the facility to Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) standards with the addition of two barrier-free parking spaces.

Project costs will be funded through the City of Mississauga’s Capital Budget program with support from the Government of Canada’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (

Residents are invited to visit the City’s many indoor and outdoor pools during the Don McLean Westacres Outdoor Pool closure. For more information about pool openings and program schedules, go to

Through its Strategic Plan and the Community Services “Future Directions” plan for recreation, the City of Mississauga is committed to evaluating its programs and services as well as building and maintaining facilities and infrastructure to meet the changing needs of our community.

More Information:
For more information including background and updates about Don McLean Westacres Outdoor Pool and other City redevelopment projects, go to the “Building Our Future Mississauga” webpage at

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Media Contact:
Dolores Bartl-Hofmann
Senior Communications Advisor, Community Services
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5051
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