The Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre was planned and built as the main component of an overall civic campus to meet the needs of the community’s expanding population. This campus is a green-field development, and — in addition to the 150,000-square-foot leisure center — includes a 40,000-square-foot library; a new running track for the adjacent high school; a park consisting of a skate trail, a small outdoor theatre and a skateboard park; and a future 50,000-square-foot administration building.
The use of light defines this hub of physical activity and community gathering. The light-colored exterior palette of metal panels and architectural block reflects natural light, and the glazing, skylights and translucent curtain walls allow light in during the day and emit an inviting glow during the long winter twilights. Deep overhangs create a protected exterior space.
The central light-filled circulation spine achieves the owner’s goals of creating a striking facility that the public understands immediately upon entering. This main space affords generous visual connections to the four major program areas: an NHL-size twin pad facility, a pool complex, a double gymnasium and community service spaces.
Other > Sound Systems:ADM Electronics / Telk COmmunications
Other > Architectural Block:Alba
Other > Security Grille:Amstel Manufacturing
Other > Shower/Toilet Partitions:Canadian Washroom Products
Other > Folding Parttion:Corflex
Other > Landscape Items:Equiparc
Other > Swimsuit Extractors:Extractor Corp.
Other > Multipurpose:Forbo Flooring Systems
Other > Basketball Backboards/Supports:Gymnasium & Health Equipment Ltd
Other > Divider Curtains:Gymnasium & Health Equipment Ltd
Other > Gymnastics Equipment:Gymnasium & Health Equipment Ltd
Other > Volleyball Nets And Standards:Gymnasium & Health Equipment Ltd
Other > Wall Padding:Gymnasium & Health Equipment Ltd
Other > Shower/Toilet Partitions:Hadrian Inc.
Other > Automatic Sliding Doors:Horton Automatics
Other > Linear Metal Ceiling:Hunter Douglas
Other > Chemical Control Systems:NCAquatics
Other > Cleaners/Vacuums:NCAquatics
Other > Dehumidifiers:NCAquatics
Other > Filtration Systems:NCAquatics
Other > Heaters:NCAquatics
Other > Ladders/Grab Bars:NCAquatics
Other > Lane Markers:NCAquatics
Other > Glass Wall System:Pilkington Profilit
Other > Cardiovascular Equipment:Precor Incorporated
Other > Bleachers:Second Generation Furnishings
Other > Bleachers/Grandstands:Second Generation Furnishings
Other > Skylights:SunOptics
Other > Window Shades:Sunproject
Other > Entertainment Systems:Telk COmmunications
Other > Dashers:Welmar Recreational Products (Raita Sport)