Regent Park Aquatic Centre

At the heart of Toronto’s 69 acre Regent Park Revitalization, sits the new Aquatic Centre as the key civic amenity at the eastern edge of the new central park. It is developed as a ‘Pavilion in the Park’, very open at the base, and bisected lengthwise by a ‘dorsal fin’ of sky-lighting. The aquatic hall has sliding glass doors for access to the park-side terrace and natural ventilation opportunities. As the first facility in Canada to adopt the singular use of universal change rooms, it addresses cultural and gender identity issues, while enhancing openness, safety, and visibility through the entire complex.