CannonDesign, Architect and Lead Consultant; FaulknerBrowns Architects, Concept Design Architect
12,920 m² (139,716 ft²)
Building Envelope Consultant
The striking velodrome in Milton is a world-class cycling facility designed as a Category 1 indoor 250-metre timber track in accordance with international requirements and is the only facility of its kind in Canada and one of only two in North America.
Constructed for the 2015 Pan American Games, the world’s third largest international multi-sport games, held in Toronto, Canada, the Velodrome has 1,500 permanent seats with capacity to expand to host large-scale events, and includes athlete change rooms and amenities, a fitness centre, and is the home of the Canadian Cycling team.
Following the Games, the Velodrome infield is now used for other recreational activities, such as basketball and volleyball. In order to accommodate an easy transition of the facility from “Games mode” to “legacy mode,” the designers incorporated a high level of flexibility in the overall design, including generators designed to cover additional loads during the Games, and offices designed to be converted into media centres.
The venue is an integrated part of the community post Games and is environmentally sustainable, designed and constructed to achieve a minimum standard of LEED Silver certification.
Challenge: Housing a wooden cycling track created a unique set of challenges specific to this building type, which made it necessary to construct an airtight enclosure system for a curved wall.
Solution: Entuitive assisted the client and contractor with assessing cladding options to find suitable solutions and provided field services to monitor the installation and testing of the cladding, ultimately leading to a higher level of construction quality and reduced air leakage.