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TO2015 to renovate Etobicoke Olympium aquatics centre in Canada

10 Jan 2013 (Last Updated January 10th, 2013 18:30)

Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) has revealed plans to renovate Etobicoke Olympium community aquatics centre in Canada at a cost of $20m.

Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) has revealed plans to renovate Etobicoke Olympium community aquatics centre in Canada at a cost of $20m.

The 14,803m² multi-sport facility features an Olympic-sized pool, lesson/training pool, four dive towers, two springboards, a gymnasium and a fitness centre.

As per the plans, a Myrtha Pools system will be installed and the facility’s existing dive towers will be upgraded to meet current Federation internationale de natation standards.

Plans also include replacement of the pool filtration system and the current timing and scoring booth, installation of a new fire alarm system in addition to improvements to heating, ventilation and air conditioning facilities.

The renovation project will be jointly funded by the Government of Canada and the City of Toronto.

Michael Chan, minister responsible for the Pan/Parapan American Games, said the upgrade will provide a range of sport and recreation programming for people of all ages.

"The improvements to this sport facility will provide Etobicoke with exciting opportunities to host international aquatic events long after the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games," Chan said.

Bondfield Construction had secured the construction and financing contract for the Etobicoke Olympium centre in September 2012.

In October 2012, TO2015 broken ground on a $78.52m Markham Pan Am and Parapan Am Centre in Ontario, Canada, which will host water polo, badminton and table tennis during the Pan Am Games, to be held in July 2015.

Apart from the Etobicoke Olympium centre, Bondfield is also responsible for the Markham Pan Am and Parapan Am Centre and the Pan Am Field Hockey Centre at the University of Toronto.