2015 Pan American Games Milton Velodrome

Location
Milton

Client
Infrastructure Ontario

Date
2012

Overview

In preparation for the 2015 Pan American Games, the Town of Milton was selected as the site for the Games Indoor Track-Cycling venue. The newly-built velodrome will become the long-term home of Cycling Canada as well as a major community event venue seating up to 2,250. The velodrome will be the first facility of it’s kind in Canada and only the third “regulation” indoor cycling track in North America.
SvN were retained, as part of BIRD Turner’s bid team for the design-build contract for the venue, to deliver site planning, overlay planning, landscape design, and urban design services. The planning for the site involved coordination of the site circulation and long-term land use strategies already developed for the surrounding “Milton Education Village,” a future Wilfred Laurier University campus, with the functional requirements of the Pan Am Games. The site planning also intends to integrate the “active transportation” (pedestrian and cycling) infrastructure provided on site with a regional network of trails which will connect to the location. The surrounding area, Halton Hills, is a well known for superb road- and mountain-biking and it’s hoped that the new venue will become the central node within this burgeoning destination. The submission was completed in joint-venture with Populous and Kasian Architecture.

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