2023 Facilities of Merit Winner: Churchill Meadows Community Centre & Mattamy Sports Park

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Construction Cost: $47 million

Area / Square Feet: 73,000

Occupancy Date: September 2021

Situated within a growing suburban neighborhood west of Toronto, the project converts a 50-acre agricultural field into richly textured parkland with a community center as its focus. The center’s simple yet dynamic mass is integrated with the sports and leisure park to form a neighborhood landmark and vital, city-wide destination for gathering and healthful activity. The building has cantilevers on its exterior that provide shelter for a walking track around its perimeter and for those using the park amenities. The striking canopy that runs along the west and south facades extends the building’s mass timber structure — an array of glulam columns that provide structural and curtainwall framing. This structure is clad in expanded aluminum mesh that protects the wood from the elements and filters light to mitigate glare within the lobby, pool and gyms.

Inside, the lobby, pools and gyms are covered with a stretched membrane assembly that is perforated for acoustic insulation. This ceiling’s inverted peaks diffuse light from a series of sawtooth skylights above. Practically, this eliminates glare and excess heat gain, while the overall effect also evokes serenely lit caverns. These spaces connect to the outside via full-height glazing.

The park offers a series of leisure and fitness spaces spread across a landscape of gently rolling hills made from soil reclaimed during excavation. 

A measured trail loop connects all park programs and passes by environmental stewardship zones, a protected wetland and a stormwater management pond. It also ties into an existing trail network and the surrounding neighborhood.


MJMA Architecture & Design 

Toronto, Ont.


Building Systems - Pre-Engineered Structures – Dome by Farley

Building Systems - Skylights - Aerloc

Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics - Connor Sports Flooring

Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness Center - Connor Sports Flooring

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports - Gymnasium & Health Equipment

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains - Gymnasium & Health Equipment

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Lighting - Salex

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems - OES Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scorers Tables - OES Inc.

Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards - Gymnasium & Health Equipment

Locker/Shower - Flooring - Floor tiles by Mosa Tiles and by American Olean

Locker/Shower - Lockers - Columbia Lockers

Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions - Bobrick

Locker/Shower - Swimsuit Water Extractors - Suitmate Spinner

Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Baseball Backstops - First Team Sports Inc.

Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Basketball Backboards/Supports - First Team Sports Inc.

Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Football Goal Posts - Sportsfield Specialties

Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Lighting - Ephesus

Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Scoreboards - Nevco

Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Soccer Goals - Helo Sports

Outdoor Facilities/Stadiums - Sports Surfaces - Carpell Surfaces

Pools - Deck/Basin Surface - American Olean Unglazed ColorBody

Pools - Gutters - EMCO

Pools - Ladders/Grab Bars - Spectrum rails and anchors

Pools - Lane MarkersCommercial Aquatic SupplyPools - Starting Blocks - Spectrum Record Breaker

Churchill Meadows Community Centre & Mattamy Sports Park - June 05, 2023 at 18.17.01
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