Brantford, ON
Laurier Brantford YMCA Athletic and Recreation Centre

The Laurier Brantford YMCA Athletic and Recreation Centre will become the future home of the new health, fitness and aquatics complex being built through a partnership between the governments of Canada and Ontario, Wilfrid Laurier University and the YMCA.

Anticipated to open in early 2018, the facility will include an aquatic centre for teaching, fitness, therapy and leisure. Multi-purpose spaces for fitness classes and social, educational and cultural programming will be made available, as well as teaching spaces for community education and community-based health care programs.

The Laurier Brantford YMCA facility will serve residents of Brantford, Brant County and Six Nations, the postsecondary institutions in the community, as well as visitors.

Our Role

Walters is fabricating, painting and erecting 585 tonnes of steel comprising of seven 115 ft span AESS trusses, eight girders and two 140 ft long x 22 ft wide cantilever trusses. We mobilized on site in February and are due to be complete by summer 2017.

Facts and Figures

  • Seven 114 ft span AESS trusses
  • Eight girders
  • Two 140 ft long x 22 ft wide cantilever trusses will be exposed to view in the fitness centre

Overcoming Challenges

With large truss lifts at the site, logistics and planning will be key with a full street closure required to successfully complete our scope of work.


Brantford, ON