Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport

  • Client

    University of Toronto

  • Region

    Central Canada

  • City

    Toronto

  • Year Completed

    2014

  • Size

    185,000 sq. ft. 

  • Sector

    Buildings

  • Sub-Sector

    Education (Institutional)

The Story

EllisDon constructed the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport for the University of Toronto, which is a 2,000 seat, four-storey world-class gymnasium (basketball and volleyball) and training facility, (plus a mechanical penthouse), with three storeys below-grade. There are two practice courts and a feature court built to the Federal International Basketball’s (FIBA) and Federal International Volleyball’s (FIVB) standards.

The centre houses two practice courts and a feature court built to the Federal International Basketball’s (FIBA) and Federal International Volleyball’s (FIVB) standards, as well as support facilities for the courts, including change rooms, a first aid therapy and taping room, coach’s offices and public washrooms. There are multi-use change rooms used on an as needed basis by other varsity, intramural and community teams using the centre and the adjacent Varsity Stadium.

The facility also contains a tiered strength and conditioning space, the sports science and sports medicine facilities and additional offices and meeting rooms.

The mechanical and electrical systems within the facility were designed to be at least a 25% improvement over the Model National Energy Code in order to comply with the LEED® energy prerequisite.