Markham Unveils Markham Pan Am Centre

On February 16, 2012 Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti unveiled plans for the Markham Pan Am Centre, future venue of the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games.

The Markham Pan Am Centre will consist of:

Olympic-sized swimming pool

  • 10-lane, 50-metre pool
  • 15-metre movable floor and two one-metre movable bulkheads
  • Total seating capacity of 2,000; 1,000 permanent fixed seats and 1,000 temporary seats
  • Competition-related features include touch pads, timers, clock, competitive lane ropes, areas for dry-land training and instruction on pool deck

Field house

  • Triple gymnasium with warm-up hall
    • Approximately 36,000 square feet of flexible gymnasium space for training, competition and community use
  • 17-metre ceiling height – meets international badminton and volleyball height requirements for clear field of play of 12.5 metres
  • Total seating capacity of 2,000; 1,000 permanent retractable seats and 1,000 temporary seats