Public Buildings

Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts/ Bobby Orr Hall of Fame

Parry Sound, Canada

This unique $10M cultural facility combines programs for a new 475-seat concert hall and a sports gallery/entertainment centre highlighting the career of professional hockey star Bobby Orr.  The design evokes cottage imagery and capitalizes on the scenic beauty of the Town’s waterfront overlooking Georgian Bay.  The multi-level concert hall/theatre will be the permanent venue for the renowned “Festival of the Sound” and will be notable for its world-class acoustic excellence.  The Hall of Fame is a multi-level room with a gallery on the main floor and an interactive display area on the mezzanine above.  A three-storey foyer connects the two programs, creating spectacular views from within. (in joint venture with Keith Loffler McAlpine Architect)


Town of Parry Sound


27,000 sq.ft.
3 Storey Facility


Sports Gallery
Interactive Display Area
475 Seat Multi-Level Concert Hall
“Festival of Sound” Venue

Sustainable Features

  • Locally-sourced renewable resource materials selection per AIA’s Environmental Guide
  • Stormwater collected from hard-surface areas and treated on-site
  • Constructed wetland on-site for naturalized stormwater treatment
  • Ecological restoration using low maintenance native species
  • Water conservation through low-flush toilets, storm water recycling
  • Creation for aquatic habitat on site for regeneration of fish stocks


  • OAA Award for Architectural Excellence, Honorable Mention
  • Wood Works, Canadian Wood Council Wood Design, Commercial Award


  • Intimate music in a spectacular setting” Festival of Sound, Dec 2010
  • “Winners of the Wood Works Awards” Canadian Architect 10/22/2003
  • “Institutional B Honorable Mention” Perspectives OAA Awards 05, The Journal of the Ontario Association of Architects, Vol 3, Nov 2, 2005 p. 16
  • “Hall gives Parry Sound new meaning” William Littler, Toronto Star (07/21/03)
  • “Stockey Centre Praise” to the Editor from Marlene Mooy North Star Parry Sound
  • “Sale of Crown Property a top priority” Andrew Wareing, Northern Ontario Business (06/04)
  • “Spectacular Venue” Festival of the Sound
  • “Charles Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts”, Toronto Life
  • “Warming up the Stockey Centre” Blythe Fraser, North Star Parry Sound (6/18/2003)