Stoney Creek Community Centre, YMCA and Library
- Name: CITY OF LONDON
- Location: London, ON
- Delivery Method: Guaranteed Maximum Price
- Sector: Institutional
- Sub Sector: Recreation
- Status: Completed
- Completion Date: November 2010
- Size: 82,250 sq. ft.
- Leed: LEED - Gold
2012 – LDCA Project Excellence Award (Institutional, over $10M)
2011 – LSTAR Don Smith Institutional Building Award
2010 – Ontario General Contractors Category 3 Builder Award
The Young Men's Christian Association was founded in London, England, on June 6, 1844, in response to unhealthy social conditions arising in the big cities at the end of the Industrial Revolution (roughly 1750 to 1850). Growth of the railroads and centralization of commerce and industry brought many rural young men who needed jobs into cities like London. They worked ten to twelve hours a day, six days a week.
By 1851 there were twenty four YMCA facilities in Great Britain, with a combined membership of twenty seven hundred. That same year the YMCA arrived in North America: It was established in Montreal on November 25th, and in Boston on December 29th.
Over a century and a half later the YMCA of Western Ontario, enter into a partnership with the City of London and the London Public Library, to provide a new facility, the third in London, at the North end of the expanding city with a population in excess of three hundred and fifty two thousand.
The new centre offers an eighty seven hundred square foot branch public library and seven thousand square feet of community and multi-purpose rooms. The fitness facility will provide a six lane half size Olympic size pool, a leisure pool with moveable bottom, a second floor indoor running track around the double gymnasium opening , and a twenty five thousand square foot fitness centre and free weights area.
This Project is also targeting forty two points for LEED Gold Certification by the Canadian Green Building Council. Included are such features as a rainwater capture and storage system to reduce water consumption over forty percent and optimization of the building and services designs to reduce energy use by over 42% together with a measurement and verification system to monitor efficiencies and a best practices commissioning plan.
An offsite municipal storm water management facility on the adjacent property will control flow and quality of water. The roofing system consists of a mixture of high albedo roofing materials and a vegetative roof to reduce solar heat gain inside the building. It is also planned to reduce waste material going to landfill in excess of 75% and a minimum of 20% of materials are resourced locally. The facility will operate a green housekeeping policy and offer a green educational program to visitors.