Loblaws & Ryerson University’s Redevelopment of Maple Leaf Gardens
With the Toronto Maple Leafs move to the ACC in 1999, it left the iconic Maple Leaf Gardens vacant. In 2003, Loblaws purchased the building to create a multi-level retail store and in 2009 Ryerson University partnered with plans to create a new Athletic Centre. As a Heritage Building, the redevelopment needed to ensure the preservation of the historically significant elements. Offering many design and construction challenges, structural steel provided stability, reinforcing and shoring and permitting the long spans without temporary shoring in the new building allowing the construction to proceed simultaneously in multiple areas.</p>
Owner:Loblaw Properties Ltd./Ryerson University
Architect: Turner Fleischer Architects Inc. / BBB Architects
Structural Engineer: exp Services Inc.
Project Manager / General Contractor: Buttcon Limited
Fabricator: C & A Steel (1983) Ltd.
Erector: Niagara Rigging & Erecting Ltd.