PM-Sports-MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence

MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence

2.5.1 Sectors and Experience

The Project

The MasterCard Centre serves as the new 30,000 square foot training facility for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Marlies hockey teams. The goal was to provide a comparable environment to the main facility in the Air Canada Centre to achieve optimum comfort and facilitate training.


The project included a 30,000 square foot training facility with the following features:

  • 4,500 square foot training room
  • Three hydrotherapy pools
  • Multiple therapy rooms
  • Meeting and conference facilities
  • State-of-the-art video room


Our Role

Engaged by the client during the concept stages of the facility’s design we were able to provide the following services:

  • Assembled a strong consultant team dedicated to the design of athletic facilities
  • Coordinated MLSE requirements into the base building design and construction
  • Assisted with shared services agreements and operational expenses
  • Managed stakeholder’s expectations to achieve a balance between outstanding training facilities and budgetary constraints
  • Developed and seamlessly integrated a FF&E procurement strategy

Our Key Accomplishments

  • Delivered the project on time and on budget
  • Negotiated a lease agreement with the landlord which achieved substantial savings
  • Took an active approach in providing design solutions to complement the work of the appointed consultants
  • Integrated last-minute corporate signage sponsorship into the overall project delivery