Pan American Aquatics Centre, Field House and Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

AquaticsCentreLocation: Scarborough

Project Type: DBF - Design Build Finance

Infrastructure Type: Special Projects

Price of Contract: $158.8 million

Estimated Value for Money : $28.3 million

About the Project:

  • The Pan American Aquatics Centre (PAAC), Field House and Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is a high-performance aquatics and athletics facility that will be constructed on the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games.
  • Students, high performance athletes, sporting groups and community residents of all ages will have the best possible facilities available to them, from gymnasia and multipurpose program areas to fitness and training facilities.


Project Status


July 15, 2014


June 28, 2012


July 03, 2012 PCL Aquatics Centre 2012


August 03, 2011


June 01, 2011


December 20, 2010


Project Features

Aquatics Area

  • Two 50 m ten-lane swimming pools
  • A 25 m x 21 m x 5 m deep diving tank with 5 m, 7.5 m and 10 m platforms
  • Dedicated training area for divers with fixed trampoline
  • Seating capacity of approximately 6,000 (2,300 permanent fixed seats; 900 permanent retractable seats; 2,800 temporary seats - all numbers approximate)

Field House

  • Flexible gymnasia space
  • Seating capacity of approximately 2,000 (1,400 permanent retractable seats; 600 temporary seats - all numbers approximate)
  • Indoor recreational track
  • Fitness area including cardio and weightlifting facilities
  • Consultation and teaching areas
  • Change rooms, storage, and administrative space

Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

  • Sport performance lab
  • Dedicated areas to enable focused work in strength and conditioning, recovery and regeneration, and sport research

Community and Green Benefits

  • Following the Games, the facility will function as a centre for high performance and university sports, and provide much-needed community recreation space for its Scarborough neighbourhood
  • Design and construction of the Aquatics Centre will adhere to the guidelines and sustainability principles of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system — with the goal of achieving LEED Silver standard for the facility — and will also comply with the City of Toronto’s Toronto Green Standard (TGS).

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