Bessarion Community Centre
Total Construction Value: $85,840,000
The scope of work of the new Community facility comprises: A 38,000 square foot recreation space that includes a double gymnasium with change rooms, an indoor running/walking track, a fitness studio, a weight room, multiple art rooms, a preschool room, a games room, pool, library, offices, a divisible community hall with a kitchen, several multi-purpose rooms of varying sizes, 3 levels of underground parking (418 parking spaces), and 3 levels plus mezzanine above ground. The building will be constructed south of Sheppard Avenue (west of Leslie) formerly the Canadian Tire warehouse location and just east of Bessarion Avenue. Once complete, the building will be situated immediately south of Bessarion Station. This will be the largest comprehensive community centre in Toronto. A 27,000 square foot aquatic space that will include a 25m x 6 lane lap pool, a leisure pool with barrier-free ramp access (complete with various water play features) and a deck area with a public viewing gallery within the pool enclosure (for leisure swim and tot lessons). Toronto Library Branch: A 13,000 square foot neighbourhood library branch. Child Care: A 6,400 square-foot child care centre for 52 children designed to meet the requirements of the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014. The space is complete with fun and interactive outdoor play areas.
Kelson mechanical highlights:
AHU-02 - Pool Dehumidification unit with Heat recovery from DX is Primary source for Pool Heat and Dry Cooler as backup on condenser and HW - HX for pool heating (pool installation by others). 3 other AHU's - Glycol heating, Electric Humidifiers, DX Cooling. Boiler room on P1 level - 4 HW Boilers - 3 for HW Heating - 1 for DHW with redundancy. 2 400kW Natural Gas Fired Emergency Generators –supplied by others (venting and Natural Gas connection by Kelson). 5 RTU's - Glycol Heating, NG fired Humidifiers, DX Cooling. Greywater system using rainwater for irrigation on site.