One of our more recently completed projects brought us just north of Toronto, to the town of Newmarket. Situated in the York region of the Greater Toronto Area, Newmarket is a consistent favourite of MoneySense Magazine when they select the Best Places to Live in Canada each year. Its unique location between the busy streets of downtown Toronto and the cottage country further north, allows this picturesque town the ability to offer the best in amenities, while holding on to its small town charm.
Our project was based at the Magna Centre, located just south of Newmarket’s downtown core. The Magna Centre is a state-of-the-art recreation complex that boasts an Olympic-sized ice rink, three NHL-sized ice rinks, a 25-metre community pool, a 21-metre learning pool, a full-size gymnasium, a walking track, three multi-purpose rooms, a restaurant, pro-shop, as well as the Newmarket Sports Hall of Fame.
The town of Newmarket reached out to us when they were seeking a seating solution for the gymnasium in the Magna Centre. As more programs were added and participation levels grew, the need for spectator seating became difficult to ignore. Spectators were not always present in the gymnasium, so they ended up selecting two banks of telescopic bleacher systems, giving them the ability to quickly retract the seating when not in use, to open up the gym with more usable floor space.
Our team ended up designing two banks of retractable bleachers that measured approximately 30’ in width and could house up to 132 spectators, should the need arise. Upon approval, our installation crew got to work and efficiently installed these new bleacher systems, giving the facility a versatile solution in spectator seating.