Anchoring the eastern border of the Greater Toronto Area and the Golden Horseshoe, lays Oshawa; a town deeply rooted in the automotive industry and nestled along the shores of Lake Ontario. A town once recognized as Canada’s automotive hub, today is shaping itself as more of an education and health sciences hub, serving as the home of three post-secondary educational institutions as well as Lakeridge Health and Education Research Network; the largest, multi-specialty medical group practice in the country.
One of our more recent projects landed us in the city-operated Legends Centre, located just north of the city’s centre. This facility serves as a central location for the city’s sports and leisure activities and is the hub of Oshawa’s activeOshawa programming. The facility includes a 4-pad arena, a leisure pool complete with a lazy river and waterslide, a fitness centre, an indoor track, and an outdoor playground with accompanying splash pad.
When facility operators took notice of an aging gym divider curtain in the Legends Centre, they immediately reached out to our team for an innovative solution that would encompass the needs of the facility and of the community.
Our team hit the road for a site inspection of the existing curtain and to take the appropriate measurements for a new solution to be specifically designed for the proposed location. The curtain itself was in disrepair, but our team did determine that there would be a unique opportunity to reuse the overhead spanning and drop structure that was currently in place. This finding, overlooked by a number of other organizations, offered a cost-efficient solution that ended up saving the city a great deal of money.
Following the initial consultation and planning phase, city officials selected a top-roll gym divider curtain with an improved roller design. This style of curtain and installation often proves to both extend the life of the vinyl portion of the curtain and the overall lifecycle of the product as a whole.
Today, the new curtain serves as the means of safely and aesthetically separating a space which is often divided to utilize a daycare area on one side and a recreational space on the other.