Bordered by the lakeshore and located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Air Canada Centre (ACC) is home to two professional sports franchises: the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL) and the Toronto Raptors (NBA). It holds a 65,000-square-foot arena and a 165,000-square-foot office tower. Also onsite is an east-west galleria, abutting the busiest transit station in Canada. The galleria is a covered, climate-controlled walkway housing the ticket offices and food court, as well as the commercial units and display artifacts from the old Canada Post Building. The building now provides a heritage façade to three sides of the ACC.
This project was delivered as a design-build effort, led by PCL. A mid-construction change in ownership and an eight-week labor strike threatened the timeline, but through constant monitoring and active communication, the project team was still able to finish the project five weeks in advance.
1999 Project Achievement Award - Large Project Category - Toronto Construction Association
1999 Top Steel Structure - Engineering Category - Canadian Institute of Steel Construction - Ontario Region
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