Four-storey sports facility featuring 2,000 seat basketball and volleyball gymnasium, training facilities, and multi-use spaces. Basketball courts required a structural steel framework to support upper floors.
Walters Inc. provided design, fabrication and installation for structural steel.
The design required the sports courts to be situated at or below ground level, which put several limitations on how to bear the load of the upper three storeys. The solution came in the form of massive structural steel trusses whose design was in some ways more similar to a bridge than a building.
Constructed within a tight footprint on the campus of the University of Toronto, the building required that Walters minimize its impact on nearby classrooms, offices, and student residences. Careful advanced planning ensured that the building blended as quickly as possible into the fabric of the surrounding area.