This project involved the construction of a new facility totaling approximately 163,500 square feet and was developed into a multi-story facility on Block 31 which was previously vacant land. This facility consists of a Community Centre (42,000 SF), a child care centre (7,500 SF), Toronto District School Board Elementary School (58,000 SF) and a Toronto Catholic District School Board Elementary School (56,000 SF). The project was constructed on a very tight, constrained downtown urban site and contained an underground parking garage for staff and visitors. The program for the City community centre included a double gymnasium with a mezzanine running track, change rooms, multi-purpose rooms, studio fitness/dance rooms, an indoor playroom, meeting rooms, a pre-school room, a teaching kitchen, lobby, reception, an administrative area and ancillary spaces. The roof of the community centre includes a basketball court, a walking track, a lounge area, and a garden area. The west end of the community centre is directly connected to a large dedicated community space which opens up onto an outdoor plaza. The community space is a large open double volume space with an upper mezzanine level and is intended for community use. An enclosed pedestrian bridge connects the community centre to the schools and child care centre. The City child care centre program includes one infant playroom and sleep room, one toddler playroom, two pre-school rooms, ancillary spaces and dedicated outdoor play space.