PCL wins bid for sports complex for 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
By Andrew SnookConstruction Infrastructure
The PCL Aquatics Centre 2012 team will design, build and finance the construction of a facility that will house the aquatics centre and field house and the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO); all in time for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games.
The announcement of the contract signing was made on July 3 by Infrastructure Ontario, on behalf of TO2015, the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto and the University of Toronto.
After the Games are finished, the facility will be used as training and recreation space for University of Toronto students, high-performance athletes, sports teams and local residents. It will be co-owned by the City of Toronto and University of Toronto Scarborough Campus.
The project’s expected completion date is the summer of 2014 with construction expected to begin this month. The facility will be built with a goal of achieving LEED Silver in addition to complying with the City of Toronto’s Toronto Green Standard (TGS).
The PCL Aquatics Centre 2012 team includes: PCL Constructors Canada (developer and construction) and NORR Ltd./Counsilman-Hunsaker (design).
The construction of the facility is expected to create and support hundreds of jobs in the area, including having approximately 150 workers on site daily during peak periods.