War Memorial Gym - Options D+E (new options)

Based on additional technical and financial analysis, two new options are being explored for combining the recreation/fitness and varsity program within the the U-Boulevard area.

Overview 

In each of these options the Athletics Centre of Excellence program proposed in Thunderbird Stadium Options 1A (on the Tennis Bubble), 2 (on Whit Matthews Field) and 5 (on the Tennis Bubble) would be moved to the U-Boulevard area.

Some things to consider

  • The long-term athletics program needs are met within the campus core, next to the new Bus Exchange 
  • The potential loss of War Memorial Gym as a heritage building, noting that the new building design would honour the important legacy of War Memorial Gym (for example through the retention of the name and other elements of significance) 
  • High visibility and quality of a new recreation and fitness space 
  • Sensitive building height and massing relative to adjacent buildings within the U-Boulevard area 
  • Noise and traffic impacts on adjacent neighbourhood