TORONTO, CANADA: The construction contract for The City of Kitchener’s new Indoor Recreation Complex at RBJ Schlegel Park has been signed, confirming Multiplex Canada as General Contractor.

The purpose-built recreation facility will become the City’s inaugural net-zero carbon building, striving to meet the present, future, and evolving needs of Kitchener residents for decades ahead.

Housing a multi-purpose sports field, aquatic centre, top-notch space for athlete amenities, indoor walking track, indoor cricket batting cage, among other facilities, the development will serve as a community hub that offers amenities catering to a wide range of interests.

In alignment with the City of Kitchener's goal for its first net-zero carbon development, Multiplex Canada is committed to delivering under a LEAN construction philosophy, aimed at supporting effective resource management, promoting value, and minimizing waste.

The integration of a geothermal heating and cooling system, combined with the City’s largest array of solar panels, will ensure the facility operates at peak energy efficiency. This initiative is expected to reduce carbon emissions by 22 tonnes annually, resulting in approximately $100,000 in annual utility savings for the City.

Under an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) method, the Multiplex team will collaboratively design and construct the facility, working alongside an exceptional group of consultant partners.

Unity Design Studio
MTE Consultants
AECOM Canada,
DEI Consulting Engineers
Pratus Group
Austin Carroll
Sutherland – Shultz
M&G Steel
Guild Electric
City of Kitchener

At a glance:
Completion Date: 2026
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
Size: 189,600 sq.ft.
Contract Type: Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
Type of Project: Community Centre (Mixed Use)