2015 Pan American Games Athlete's Village & Cooper Koo Family Cherry St YMCA
City of Toronto, Ontario
Client : Infrastructure Ontario / YMCA of GTA
Area : 83,000 sf
Program : Aquatic Centre (4-Lane 25m Lap Pool, Fitness Pool with Movable Floor, Changerooms), Gymnasium, Fitness Centre, Indoor Track, Multi-Purpose Community Rooms, Child Care Centre, Administrative and Support Spaces, Outdoor Program (Plaza), George Brown College (Student Residences Retail)
Completion : May 2016
Associated Architects : architectsAlliance / KPMB Architects / Daoust Lestage
The Athlete’s Village is located at the eastern edge of downtown Toronto at the West Don Lands development, a former industrial site. The project delivers housing and training and amenity space for more than 10,000 athletes and officials that participated in the 2015 Pan American Games. Following the games, the village will be immediately converted into the new ‘Canary District’ neighbourhood. Working as part of a larger integrated team, MJMA led the design for the Athlete’s Village training facility; offering ancillary training and wellness facilities and a sports medicine clinic for athletes during the games, and legacy recreation amenities for the community YMCA and students in the George Brown College Campus directly connected to the facility. The program includes a sports medicine clinic, aquatic centre, fitness centre, gymnasium, studios, and ancillary community and wellness spaces. Through human-scaled, pedestrian friendly, user-centric civic gestures, the design of the YMCA facility supports the West Don Lands Precinct Plan and contributes to the urban vision of the PanAm Athlete’s Village for a sustainable, vibrant, mixed-use riverside community.