July 14, 2015
In 2010, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) issued a Request for Proposal for Master Planning and Planning, Design and Compliance (PDC) Services for several sport venues for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Games. The team that B+H assembled clearly impressed the crown corporation responsible for delivering public infrastructure improvements for the province of Ontario: although two separate Master Planning/PDC packages were to be delivered under the Province’s Alternative Financing and Procurement model, as well as a third package for Architect of Record responsibilities under a traditional Building Finance model, IO ultimately awarded all three contracts to our team.
What this meant was that we had Master Planning and PDC responsibilities on four major new venues for the Games that commenced in Toronto and around the Greater Golden Horseshoe on July 10, 2015:
- Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre
- Mattamy National Cycling Centre
- York University Athletics Stadium
- Tim Hortons Field
We are Architect of Record on three other projects:
With work now complete on all facilities and the games in full swing, it is especially gratifying to look back on our contributions to this spectacular event. In May 2015, TO2015 announced that they were approximately $53.5 million under their $672-million budget for capital infrastructure spending. B+H and the expert team we assembled played a vital role in ensuring that sports venues designed for the Toronto 2015 Games would be among the best in the world – not only during the Games but for decades of intensive legacy mode use. We are proud of our accomplishments and invite you to learn more about B+H’s contributions to the games via our case study, High Performance Design. In this case study we outline the roles we played in delivering the best possible sports venues to the athletes of Canada and the Americas, on time and in a way that demonstrably managed risk successfully on the public’s behalf.
Images courtesy of Infrastructure Ontario.