The centre Gadbois project aims to deliver high-quality sports facilities, showcase the heritage elements of the original building, and integrate sensitively with the surrounding urban fabric, all while improving community access to sports and recreation.
Located near the Turcot Interchange and the Lachine Canal National Historic Site, the renewed centre Gadbois will contribute to the redevelopment of a sector undergoing transformation. The existing centre is the outcome of a series of expansions of the original building, completed in 1960. As a result, centre Gadbois and vicinity present great qualities in terms of landscape, architecture, heritage and community cohesion, while posing numerous challenges, including when it comes to structure, spatial organization and overall obsolescence of the building.
In this context, the project offers the opportunity to enhance the assets of the existing centre Gadbois while significantly upgrading and expanding the availability of sports facilities and offering clarity of access to the building, smooth traffic flow, dialogue between the interior and exterior design, spatial reconfiguration and new areas for socializing. These will include a central interior public space destined to become a preferred meeting place for the various communities served by the renewed centre.
The construction budget for the project is of the order of $64.7 million, excluding taxes.