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

Project Type:
DBF - Design Build Finance
Infrastructure Type:
Special Projects
Contract Price:
$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 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 have the best possible facilities available to them, from gymnasia and multipurpose program areas to fitness and training facilities.


  • Request for Qualifications:
    Dec 20, 2010
  • Short-list Bidders Selected:
    Jun 01, 2011
  • Request for Proposals:
    Aug 03, 2011
  • Winning Bidder Selected:
    Jul 03, 2012
  • Construction Begins:
    Jun 28, 2012
  • Construction Ends:
    Jul 15, 2014

Latest News

Winning Bidder

PCL Aquatics Centre 2012 


Aquatics Area:

  • Two, 50-metre, 10-lane swimming pools
  • A 25-metre by 21-metre by five-metre, deep-diving tank with five-metre, 7.5-metre and 10-metre 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 is functioning as a centre for high performance and university sports, and providing much-needed community recreation space for its Scarborough neighbourhood
  • Design and construction of the Aquatics Centre adhered to the guidelines and sustainability principles of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system -achieving LEED Silver standard for the facility and complying with the City of Toronto's Toronto Green Standard (TGS).

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