Eng-Stadia-Ricoh Coliseum

Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario

ricoh coliseum
Photo courtesy of BBB Architects

The Project

Situated at Exhibition Place, the arena has a seating capacity of 10,000. Facilities include private suites, VIP area, team dressing rooms and training facilities.

Mechanical systems were designed to support multiple uses including AHL hockey, major exhibits and horse shows. It also has the capacity to be flooded as a “lake” during The Boat Show.


Our Role

  • Evaluated different refrigeration systems for ice pad
  • Evaluated overall campus site services for quick drain down of “Lake Wow”
  • Mechanical design included HVAC, plumbing, fire protection systems and controls systems
  • Integrated design with Trade Centre central plants

Our Key Accomplishments

  • Met accelerated design-build schedule design milestones
  • Integrated multiple user requirements into overall design
  • Achieved NHL indoor design conditions for optimum ice quality
  • Project completed in time for uninterrupted scheduling of the Royal Winter Fair
  • Project completed on budget

Work completed by current Aquila engineers previously employed by TMP