The Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, completed in 2014, will host swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, fencing, modern pentathlon, sitting volleyball and roller sports at this year’s events. Afterward, the facilities will accommodate national and international competitions, as well as house a community center and athletic facility for the University of Toronto Scarborough, the City of Toronto and the Canadian Sport Institue Ontario.
The $205 million center Centre made history in other ways. Not only was it the largest construction project for the Games, but it represented the largest single investment in Canadian amateur sport history. It was the first aquatics facility in the region meeting the latest international competition standards and was certified LEED Gold, achieved in part with 8,987 square meters of photo voltaic roof panels, with the rest being a green roof, as well as 100 geothermal wells to reduce the need for fossil fuels. Timer-limited shower heads and rainwater irrigation systems also contributed.