The Lakeshore Lions facility is a pre-engineered building constructed by Wheelright Group, Inc. The building’s footprint measures 262,000 sq. ft. and is located in the city of Etobicoke, Ontario. The ice facility houses three NHL arenas and one Olympic size pad where the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Marlies hold their team practices.
An American Buildings Company pre-engineered building was chosen for a number of reasons. First, design in flexibility and economy. A two span design allows for a reduction in building cost while accommodating the four arena pads as well as additional bleachers.
Second, value engineering in building design. ABC’s design team incorporated strut bracing along the interior row of columns to ultimately reduce the cost of the building while maintaining a high, clear height to the strut, thereby minimizing obstructions to the spectators below.
Third, a custom engineered all system. The engineers at ABC were able to incorporate into their design the required loads for the 12’-0” high pre-cast panels, special girt spacing for composite metal wall panels and framing for curtain walls.
The General Contractor was Giffels Design-Build, Inc. of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Architect was Stafford Haensli Architects, Inc. of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.