The 13,657 square metre (147,000 sq. foot) multipurpose centre comprises three gymnasiums for training, competition and community use as well as a 10-lane, 50-metre Olympic-size swimming pool. The building became the first venue to be constructed for the 2015 Pan American Games to have its design unveiled and the official ground breaking for the facility was on October 9, 2012. The facility cost roughly $78 million Canadian dollars to be built and had its official opening on November 23, 2014.
The building's triple gymnasium features 12 badminton courts, 6 volleyball, 2 basketball courts, and a 12.5-metre-high (41 ft.) ceiling that meets international BWF and FIVB requirements for height in badminton and volleyball. The warm-up hall adjacent to the main gymnasium features 3 badminton courts, 1 volleyball and 1 basketball court.
The 50-metre pool was designed to meet FINA international and Olympic competition standards, and includes two movable bulkheads (walls) to section the pool into three zones, and permanent seating for 2,000 spectators.
Other features include rooms for dance, yoga, and a two-level fitness centre.