This facility is reputed to be the premier professional BMX course in the world. Constructed for the 2015 PanAm Games, the project features an iconic cast-in-place concrete ramp structure finished with steel pipe screens and lit canopies. All walls are board-form finished. The structure comprises an 8-metre height (Elite) ramp and a 5-metre height (Amateur) ramp. Both ramps feature state-of-the-art pneumatically operated starting gates. The 8-metre ramp is constructed as a suspended slab, accommodating lit indoor and outdoor storage below. The indoor storage is finished with glazed masonry block. The track is constructed of soil capped with limestone screenings and Soiltac stabilizer. One of the many challenges of the project included paving the three 180-degree track turns, and placing asphalt on slopes of 1:1 or steeper. To meet the accelerated schedule, overtime and winter construction were employed.
City of Toronto
DATE OF COMPLETION
2016 GVCA Award of Excellence
2016 ArchDaily Building of the Year Finalist - Sports Architecture
2016 Architizer A+ Awards Finalist - Stadium / Arena
“Together, with their skilled subcontractors who worked diligently through all kinds of weather conditions, Gateman-Milloy delivered a high-quality, world-class venue for both the games, and a legacy for future BMX athletes and recreational riders for many years to come.”
PETER DIDIANO – CAPITAL PROJECT SUPERVISOR, CITY OF TORONTO