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Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre

Sir Winston Churchill Aquatic & Recreation Centre accessibility

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Please note: We are working to improve access so that everyone feels like they belong and can use our services. Access is worked on during the planning, design and construction of projects. While much has been accomplished, it is acknowledged that more remains to be done to improve access. Not all parts of the facility may be "accessible for all". So ONLY the areas of the building that are barrier-free are listed on this webpage. See the detailed description to know whether your access needs will be met before you go.


  • 5 designated accessible parking spaces (4 on east side & 1 on west side of building)
  • Accessible path of travel leads from parking lot to the entrance


  • Main entrance is at ground level (no stairs)
  • Push plate/button opens main door


  • International symbol of accessibility identifies barrier-free areas of facility: parking, entrance, washrooms, showers and elevator
  • Tactile room signage (Braille & raised lettering) throughout facility
  • Signage has a strong colour contrast


  • Universal barrier-free ‘single use washroom’ in lobby
  • Universal barrier-free ‘single use washroom’ on 2nd floor
    • no power operated door
  • Universal Change Room – 2 barrier-free washrooms
  • Female Change Room – 1 barrier-free stall
  • Male Change Room – 1 barrier-free stall

Interior building elements

  • 2 floors/levels in facility is accessed via elevator & stairs
  • Reception counter has:
    • a barrier-free section
    • a counter induction hearing loop
  • Swipe card mechanism is between 800 – 1100 mm from the floor (reachable from a wheelchair)
  • Fire alarms have audible & visual (flashing light) signals
  • Barrier-free path of travel through corridor to:

Change rooms

  • Female Change Room
    • Equipped with accessible private change cubicle, lockers, barrier-free washroom & shower
    • Female Change Room: narrowest width within is 910 mm
  • Male Change Room
    • Equipped with accessible private change cubicle, lockers, barrier-free washroom & showers
    • Male Change Room: narrowest width within is 910 mm
  • Universal Change Room:
    • (2) private, barrier-free change rooms equipped with roll-in shower, grab bars, hand-held shower head, toilet and sink

Pool deck

  • Colour contrast edging around the pool
  • Aquatic wheelchair available – rated at 350 lbs.
  • Pool Access (water entry/exit):
    • Pool Pod (550 lb. capacity) for the deep-water pool basin
    • Portable stairs with handrails for the lane swim pool basin
    • Vertical ladder

Multipurpose room on 1st floor

Studio (fitness) room on 2nd floor

Fitness Centre on 2nd floor

Spectator wheelchair seating on 2nd floor