Our Client: EllisDon Construction

Project Snapshot

The highly successful Public-Private Partnership (P3) project on the 80-acre site of the Toronto 2015 PAAV provided six new high-rise buildings to house 8,500 athletes and team officials during the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games. The buildings were converted for legacy uses including a student residence for George Brown College and a YMCA facility.

The new 80,000-square-foot YMCA facility includes two swimming pools, one with a moveable floor, a youth activity centre, activity room, play structure, fitness studio, swimming pool, gymnasium and ancillary athletic and wellness areas and is being built on the principles of inclusiveness to be a centre of excellence for accessibility meeting or exceeding code requirements including the requirement to meet LEED® Silver.

The 225,000-square-foot George Brown residence consists of two nine-storey buildings – each with seven residential floors above a two-storey podium to house 500 students during the school year, with possible use as hotel and conference centre in the summer.


March 2015

Contribution to Success

Our experienced team of engineers, LEED professionals, master electricians and accredited project managers worked together with the architects and design engineers to deliver a facility that achieves the required building functionality while maintaining the architect’s vision for the project.

Client References

Alex Versluis
Vice President Property Management
Office: 416-928-3362
E-mail: alex.versluis@ymcagta.org

George Brown College
Gerard Hayes
Director of Student Experience
Office: 416-415-5000
E-mail: ghayes1@georgebrown.ca

Kilmer Group
Wayne Carson
Office: 416-635-6100
E-mail: wcarson@kilmergroup.com

The facility includes:

  • On target for LEED Gold certification.
  • The latest in environmentally friendly materials.
  • A Green roof, state-of-the-art lighting controls, including web-based lighting controls for the YMCA and a DALI control system for George Brown.
  • Residential rooms as well as a lobby and multipurpose room for presentations, meetings, and parties; a dividable, column-free conference room; general administration space, receiving bay, garbage/recycle area and a mail room.
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