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Regent Park Aquatic Centre

 

PROJECT SUMMARY


 

Client

Atlas Corporation

Year Completed

2011

 

Location

Milton, ON 

 

Type of Project

Municipal

 

Architect

MJMA

 

Pool Consultant

N/A

Features

25M Lap Pool, Leisure Pool, Hot Tub, Water Slide, Tarzan Rope, Diving Boards, Starting Blocks, Spray Features

 

Suppliers

A&A, Air Powered Products, Aquam, Brascon, Brolain Distributors Ltd., CRS, Davis-Controls, Dedicated Plastic Tanks Inc., Form & Build, Gosen Electric, Griswold, Guillevin Electric, Hanovia Limited, Harrington, Hayward, Hilti, IDT Systems Inc., Indelco Plastic, Inlays, IPEX,  Jack Watson, Jacuzzi, James Dick, Lawson Aquatics, MSU, Nedco, Nemato, Neptune Benson, Northern Stainless, Optra Minerals, Pennsylvania Inserts, Pentair, Power Plant Supply,  Recreation Playsystems, Recreonics, Richley Industries, Santa Barbara Controls, Spectrum, S.R. Smith, Steam Specialty, Stenner, Temisca, Tnemec, Unit Precast, USA Slide, Vac Alert, Virginia Tile, White Water, Zodiac Pool Care Ltd.

 


 

In 2010, Acapulco Pools was awarded the contract for the construction of the 28,000 square foot Regent Park Aquatic Centre. Presented with an Award of Excellence in Public Buildings at the 2013 Toronto Urban Design Awards, this fully accessible aquatic facility was constructed with input from the members of the community, the design power of MJMA and the building power of Acapulco Pools.

 

The replacement of the Regent Park Aquatic Centre was a key part of a 69-acre community revitalization program, bringing new life and energy to the once dreary community. The replacement of the old Regent Park outdoor pool was one of the first steps to transforming the community into a mixed use neighbourhood.

 

 

Comprised of a lap pool, leisure pool and warm water pool, the facility offers features for individuals of all ages. A Tarzan rope, diving board, and a two storey water slide are among the many features that adorn the pool. Fountains cascade over the children's play pool while long bubble benches are situated nearby for parents to relax. 

 

 

The Regent Park Aquatic Centre is the first facility in Canada to adopt the use of universal changerooms. Instead of separate changerooms for men and women, the facility is equipped with a single changeroom with private change cubicles, addressing cultural and gender identity issues and accommodating all users. This approach was implemented to enhance the openness, safety and visibility throughout the complex.

 

 

The design integrated accommodations for religious and cultural differences. In order to meet the needs of the diverse community of Regent Park, the facility was designed to include a complete system of aquatics hall screening (opaque window screening) for those cultural groups interested in privacy swims. 

 

Reaching new levels of accommodation, the Regent Park Aquatic Centre is fully accessible to people of all abilities. Ramps were installed to move swimmers with physical challenges from their wheelchairs into the pool.