The location of the new hall within Silver Heights Park was selected to maximize existing green space, encourage walkability and capture daylight in the summer evenings, all without disturbing a single tree.
Riders on the future Valley Line LRT will be greeted by the distinctive peaked roof and our community name proudly displayed on the side of the building.
A group of dedicated community volunteers has worked with GEC Architecture to plan and design our new hall.
The hall was designed based on a thorough assessment of community needs.
The initial goals of the project – to build a landmark, responsible, durable and multi-functional building the community could be proud of for generations – were used to gauge progress throughout.
- 1,000 square feet of open space for community use, with expansive views of the park and surrounding landscape
- simple yet elegant wood trusses give the feeling of a tall and expansive space as they support the 16 foot ceiling above
- connected to a kitchen space, equipped with a full suite of kitchen appliances built and designed to serve the hall and the deck outside
- 330 square feet
- a skate change room in the winter months and a Green Shack support space in the summer
- designed with tough surfaces to stand up to daily use from people of all ages in our community
Community league office
- located close to the entrance of the building
- a modest workspace and place to store files
- will give Strathearn Community League an operational centre
- overlooks the rink and park
- raised just off grade
- a space for gathering, music and barbecues
Useable by everyone
- fully wheelchair accessible
- large, accessible washrooms located next to the activity room
- tough materials in the washrooms will stand up to the demands of a mixed use community building
- 4-stall parking lot