Built to international standards for competition aquatics, the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC) is a world-class facility serving those living healthy and active lives in Toronto, Ontario.
This 312,000 square foot facility is home to a four-court gymnasium, indoor running track, conditioning rooms, a high-performance testing centre, studio spaces and an exclusive fitness centre for their members. The TPASC is also home to the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario which provides cutting edge sport science and sport performance services.
The TPASC also hosts an impressive aquatic centre comprising of two internationally sanctioned 10-lane, 50-metre pools and a dive tank measuring at five metres in depth, featuring eight lanes for practice swimming.
For this recent project, we were approached to provide customized wall and column padding for the TPASC’s state-of-the-art Diving Dryland Training Centre. This portion of the facility is where athletes go to hone their diving skills and difficult manoeuvres using trampolines, a dive pit, harness rigs and cushioned flooring.
Even though many of the exercises in the training centre are done with the aid of harnesses, safety remained a concern for participants and athletes. The TPASC requested a customized padding solution for the area around the trampolines given the somewhat close quarters for some of the routines being practiced.
Our team ended up designing, manufacturing and installing a number of 10’ fully sewn pads for this particular area of the facility. This padding now effectively covers the walls and formerly exposed columns surrounding the training area.
The TPASC is set to host a number of events for this summer’s Pan Am Games in Toronto including sitting volleyball, swimming, aquatics, fencing and modern pentathlon. The Pan Am Games are set to kick off at various locations in Toronto on July 10, 2015.