Malton Community Centre Pool Expansion

Malton Community Centre Pool Expansion

City of Mississauga, Ont. 2012

Project Description

The consolidation of the aquatics program into the Malton Community Centre is an example of adaptive design leading to environmental stewardship by reusing an existing building. The design team overcame significant challenges to bring this project to fruition, including planning, budget and schedule constraints imposed through a federally funded stimulus program. Concerted effort was made to meet the needs of all stakeholders — including the facility staff, who thanks to detailed sequencing and design considerations were able to continue operating the existing building throughout construction.

The center benefits from a location along the pastoral lands of the Malton Greenway, and abundant glass in the aquatics addition allows users to take in the scenic views. The addition aligns an extended lobby space to the existing internal public "street" and provides entry from the parkland and splash pad to the south. This entrance is under the protection of a new large canopy, which provides a renewed sense of place.

The project is a recent recipient of a March of Dimes Award for accessibility.

Project Details

Architect: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects; Toronto, Ont.
Construction Cost: $9 million (Canadian)
Square Feet: 24,000
Occupancy: July 2011

Chemical Control Systems: Nemato Corp.

Cleaners/Vacuums: Vac-Alert Industries Inc.

Dehumidifiers: Engineered Air

Diving Boards: S.R. Smith

Diving Boards: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair

Filtration Systems: Nemato Corp.

Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.

Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Flooring, Fitness Center: Mondo

Ladders/Grab Bars: Paragon Aquatics, Div. of Pentair

Lighting: SPI Lighting Inc.

Lockers: Scranton Products

Sanitization Systems: Hanovia Limited

Shower/Toilet Partitions: Bobrick Washroom Equipment Inc.

Starting Blocks: Spectrum Aquatics

Water Play Features: Vortex Aquatic Structures Int'l Inc.