Plant Recreation Centre

930 Somerset Street West 
Ottawa, ON, K1R 6R9
Phone: 613-232-3000 
Fax: 613-232-6015

Formerly known as the Plant Bath, this historic building located in the heart of Centretown West, underwent extensive renovations and re-opened in 2004.

This beautiful state-of-the-art facility offers:

It is conveniently accessible by OC Transpo and the Bayview O-Train; however, parking on site is limited.

Check out our public swimming schedule.

For more information on programs at Plant, pick up a copy of the Plant Recreation Centre program guide.

Customer service

The customer services desk offers information and registration services.

Day Hours
Monday to Friday 6:45 am to 9:30 pm
Saturday 7:45 am to 7 pm
Sunday 7:45 am to 6 pm


Learn more about renting a room, gym or pool for your special event or gathering. You can check online for descriptions and availability.

How to find us

Plant Recreation Centre - Location map

Plant Recreation Centre is located at 930 Somerset Street West, on the corner of Preston and Somerset.

Driving West on Queensway take the Bronson exit and head North on Bronson. Turn left on Somerset and continue until you cross Preston Street. Plant is on the left hand side.
Driving East
on Queensway, take the Parkdale exit and head north. Turn right on Somerset and continue on Somerset until you get to the Plant Recreation Centre.

OC Transpo Bus Routes:
# 2 and # 85 will bring you right to our door.

Visit OC Transpo for schedule information.

Facility features

The Plant Recreation Centre is a newly renovated facility, situated in the heart of downtown. With affordable rental facilities such as a large main hall equipped with a kitchen, meeting rooms, semi-olympic pool and leisure pool. The centre also boasts a magnificent weight training and cardio room.  

Pool designations

Pool Designation - Pool 1 - 25m, Pool 2 - 25m, Pool 3 - Leisure Pool

  • Facility has a Male Change room
    Facility has a Female Change room
    Facility has a Universal Change Room

  • Aquatic centre
    • 25-metre semi-Olympic pool with spring board and rope swing
    • Leisure pool, warm water
    • Therapeutic whirlpool
    • Steam room
    • Aquafit classes
  • Athletic centre
    • Weight/cardio room
    • Aerobic classes
  • Halls

    • 5 meeting and banquet rooms
    • Kitchen facility
  • Sports fields

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