The 610,000 SF multi-use facility is equipped to entertain 18,500 fans in its arena, including 142 private boxes, along with restaurants, banquet facilities, a health club and full-service retail.
Canadian Tire Centre, a fast-tracked project, incorporated special design criteria to resist significant seismic forces and heavy snow in the Ottawa region. In addition, ongoing work spanning more than 15 years following project completion includes: rigging and load checks for concert performances, new installations and renovations.
The center allows for multiple functions with 100m clear span roof, designed to support multiple hanging load conditions over 100,000 pounds. Structural and architectural systems have been optimized, addressing critical air quality requirements for temperature and humidity control in addition to lighting systems for televised events.