The announcement by the city last week that Stanley Park pool would be one of the outdoor pools facing closure could end up costing the city a lot of money.

Last week Mayor Rob Ford introduced a proposed budget that suggested closing seven swimming and wading pools and reducing ice-time hours at local arenas, as a means of reducing costs. Ford said the pools needed extensive repairs.

Later in the week the city released a list of five wading pools and two outdoor pools slated to close.

Stanley Park, which is located near Bathurst Street and King Street West, was on the list.

But the Stanley Park pool underwent an expensive facelift just last year. City documents show $592,000 was spent on repairs and renovations.

The money for the repairs came from all three levels of government — part of Canada's Economic Action Plan — with Ottawa and Queen's Park each contributing $118,800.