Hamilton’s Jimmy Thompson pool could avoid the wrecking ball.
A city staff report to be presented at Tuesday’s planning committee described the King Street East facility as having a “cultural heritage value of interest.”
The report also recommends the city conduct an assessment to decide whether the pool should be protected under the Ontario Heritage Act.
The swimming pool was built for the first British Empire Games, which were held in Hamilton in 1930.
Thompson won a gold medal in the 4-x-400 freestyle relay.
The pool is in the so-called Pan Am precinct, where the city plans to build a 17-million dollar rec centre.