Childcare centre expands in former firehall

People in Winnipeg's Weston area have more daycare spaces available to them thanks to new life being give to an old firehall.

People in Winnipeg's Weston area have more daycare spaces available to them thanks to new life being give to an old firehall.

The province spent $270,000 in funding to help renovate the firehall at William Avenue and Cecil Street, enabling the Explorer's Children's Centre to expand from 50 spaces to 66.

The centre moved into the firehall in February because the former church where it was located was being sold.

The expansion allows it to add four more spaces for infants, seven more for preschoolers and five more for school-age children.

The province is also contributing $73,000 in new annual funding to support the 16 additional spaces.