Preston Memorial Auditorium Expansion Design

Project overview

The project outlines the renovation and twining of the Preston Memorial Auditorium and associated amenities, approximately 77,000 square feet including new and renovated areas. The construction will include improvements to the existing change rooms, ice pad, ice resurfacing room and other amenities and the addition of a new NHL size ice pad, seating, changerooms, washrooms, multipurpose and office space. The existing Parks Services and Gymnastics buildings will be demolished to accommodate the new addition to the arena; the Karl Homuth arena will be demolished to address parking needs.

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Photo Gallery: Preston Aud Expansion will appear here on the public site.

Progress to date

  •  Architects Tillman, Ruth, Robinson were contracted to complete the design.
  • Significant public consultation has been completed to date.
  • In December 2021, Council endorsed Option C - new twin pad arena with extensive renovations to the existing building.
  • Schematic design of Option C is currently underway.

Upcoming work

  • Complete schematic design and cost estimates.
  • Council endorsement of Option C schematic design Summer of 2022.
  • Detailed design
  • Site Plan Approval
  • Construction drawings
  • Tender and award
  • Demolition and construction

Contact information

Lesley Head
Director of Recreation & Culture
519- 623-1340 ext. 4512 

Shane Taylor
Project Lead - Recreation Services
519-623-1340 ext. 4567