Canada Games Centre
The Canada Games Centre was built for the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Clayton Park, a suburb of Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was the venue for artistic gymnastics, badminton, and synchronized swimming competition. It is now used as a fitness, swimming, track, basketball, and yoga recreation facility.
The Canada Games Centre replaced the nearby Northcliffe swimming pool and community centre, which was aging and offered fewer facilities, but garnered criticism that the higher membership fees priced some community members out, many seniors in particular.
The building is LEED Silver certified for its sustainable and resource-efficient features. However, it is located in a car-oriented area of the city, necessitating a large surface parking lot and requiring most patrons to arrive by car, hence undermining its ultimate level of environmental sustainability.
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