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Lakeshore Lions Arena

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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.

About American Buildings

For 75 years American Buildings has been pioneering the design, manufacture and delivery of metal buildings and roofing systems that set the industry standard. From industrial and commercial structures to tailored projects for the automotive, retail and transportation industries, the American Buildings family of nearly 1,000 Authorized Builders has the expertise to exceed expectations for custom engineered metal building projects in a variety of industry segments. American Buildings delivers a proven combination of products, technology, and customer service to accurately execute projects on time and on budget. For more information, visit


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