The East Lions Community Centre is a destination for visitors throughout the neighborhood and beyond. Its stimulating, fun and inviting environment is capable of hosting a much wider variety of programming that caters to all demographics to promote community-wide recreation, health, culture and learning.
Occupying an L-shaped footprint, the two-story center faces the interior of the park with a stately translucent facade, and a generous entrance courtyard on the park-facing side is sheltered by three sheer walls, including a curtainwall that visually connects it to the lobby inside. Inside,
the center expands the park’s athletics programming with an aquatics center — comprising a six-lane, 25-meter lap pool and a leisure pool supported by universal change rooms and a large gymnasium. An additional complex of rooms, including multipurpose and activity rooms, a community kitchen and art rooms, provide a new home to East London artisans, thereby expanding the park’s programmatic offerings to include not only outdoor sports, but indoor sports, recreation and cultural programming, as well.
Though an energy-intensive facility, the center is targeted for LEED Silver certification, to be achieved by measures such as a 10-kilowatt rooftop solar PV array that links to a didactic LED dashboard display showing visitors the system’s energy-production stats.
ARCHITECT OF RECORD
|Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/Supports||Gared - Forum Athletic Products|
|Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider Curtains||Forum Athletic Products|
|Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Floor Covers||Gared - Forum Athletic Products|
|Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing Systems||OES - Forum Athletic Products|
|Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and Standards||Gared - Forum Athletic Products|
|Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Wall Padding||Apple - Forum Athletic Products|
|Indoor Sports Surfaces - Basketball||Robbins Sports Surfaces|
|Indoor Sports Surfaces - Multipurpose||Robbins Sports Surfaces (Activity Room/Ballet)|
|Indoor Sports Surfaces - Volleyball||Robbins Sports Surfaces (Gym)|
|Locker/Shower - Flooring||American Olean (Tile)|
|Locker/Shower - Lockers||Lincora|
|Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet Partitions||Bobrick|
|Locker/Shower - Swimsuit Extractors||Extractor Corporation 'Suitmate'|
|Pools - Deck/Basin Surface||American Olean (Tile)|
|Pools - Filtration Systems||Neptune Benson|
|Pools - Gutters||Emco (grating)|
|Pools - Ladders/Grab Bars||Spectrum|
|Pools - Lane Markers||Rainbow (floats) / Recreonics (Pennants)|
|Pools - Scoreboard/Timing Systems||OES|