Parkway Forest Community Centre
EL-AD Group Canada
Diamond & Schmitt Architects
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The new community centre is a 50,000-square-foot facility with a green roof, a commercial teaching kitchen and an adjacent rooftop garden.
Programming spaces and facilities include the neighbourhood’s first full-size gymnasium plus a running track, multi-purpose room, arts and crafts room, youth lounge, meeting room, weight room, aerobics and dance studio, and a YMCA-run daycare. An outdoor pool and pavilion with change rooms is also part of the complex.
The centre achieves LEED Silver designation. It is the second such facility in the city to attain this level of certification and the first community recreation infrastructure built in the neighbourhood in 20 years.