Master Planning, Sport

Toronto Pan Am Games Aquatics Centre & Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

Toronto, ON

ZAS was one of three short-listed proponents invited to design the Pan American Aquatics Centre, Field House and Canadian Sport Institute Ontario utilizing the Infrastructure Ontario alternative financing procurement model. This facility is a high-performance aquatics and athletics facility that will be constructed on the University of Toronto Scarborough campus for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games. The facility will function as a centre for high performance and university sports, while providing much-needed community recreation space following the Games. The Aquatics Centre will feature a 10-lane, 52-metre competition pool with moveable bulkhead, a 10 lane 25 metre training pool, and a 5-metre deep diving tank with 10, 5, and 1.5m boards, and have a seating capacity of 6,000. The Field House, which will have a maximum seating capacity of 2,000, will house a competition fencing venue, an indoor recreational track, fitness facilities and approximately 1,800 square metres of flexible gymnasium space for training and competition. The Canadian Sport Institute Ontario will be located at the complex and provide a national high performance centre providing sport science, sport medicine, coaching and training facilities.