Canadian Tire Centre

Services Offered

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Civil/Municipal
  • Location:
    1000 Palladium Drive
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K2V 1A5
  • Value: $170M
  • Size: Occupancy: 19,153 spectators (20,500 including standing room) in four levels of seating 4.6 km of four-lane arterial roadway Parking for 6,500 vehicles
  • Completion Date: 1994
  • Owner: Capital Sports Properties (an Ottawa Senators subsidiary)
  • Related Projects: Timmins regional athletics & soccer complex (Timmins, ON) Rideau Canoe Club (RCC) (Ottawa, ON) Sports Field and Soccer Dome, Royal Military College (Kingston, ON) Algonquin Athletic Field Complex (Ottawa, ON)

Project Details

Canadian Tire Centre is a multi-purpose arena, located in Ottawa’s western suburb of Kanata. It is home to the National Hockey League’s Ottawa Senators, Ontario Hockey League’s Ottawa 67's, and National Basketball League of Canada’s Ottawa SkyHawks. The arena is designed to hold over 19,000 spectators amassed in four levels of tiered seating, and hosts the majority of Ottawa’s large concerts, ice hockey, basketball, skating, and other entertainment events. It is also home to the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame, several restaurants and bars, 145 private suites, concession stands, a fitness complex, and several businesses.

Completed using a fast-track design and construction management format, this $170,000,000 facility was finished in less than 18 months, with JLR providing a complete range of mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering services including contract documentation, contract administration, and on-site inspection during construction.

Among the range of services provided, JLR provided design on $5 million of infrastructure works including parking for 6,500 vehicles, a new 2000 m section of Palladium Drive built to a 4-lane urban arterial cross-section, 600 m of reconstruction of Terry Fox Drive to a 4-lane rural arterial cross-section, and modifications to the intersection at Hazeldean Road and Terry Fox Drive. JLR designed specialized HVAC, lighting, power, life safety, and emergency systems to accommodate a variety of events under normal and emergency conditions. JLR also designed over 12 km of stormwater, sanitary, and water system piping, as well as a stormwater management facility to control quality and treat runoff from the entire site before discharging into the Carp River.

In subsequent years, JLR was contracted by Capital Sports Properties to complete routine visual reviews of the Canadian Tire Centre structure and facilities. In these reports, JLR offered itemized review findings and prioritized suggested repairs. Some of these efforts included review of as-built documentation, structural distress assessment, architectural wear review, and review of tenant spaces.

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