case Studies

Sixteen Mile Sports Complex

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Kayam Ramsewak, P.Eng., C.E.T.
Operational Director, Burlington and Toronto
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Dan Gonser, P.Eng.
Manager, Geotechnical Engineering | Kitchener
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Project Overview

The introduction of a brand-new addition represents a significant enhancement to the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex, catering to the North Oakville community’s diverse needs. Encompassing a range of amenities, including an Oakville public library branch, community Centre, and outdoor recreational facilities, this project stands as a testament to the commitment to community enrichment. 

Built with a focus on sustainability, the facility is designed in accordance with renewable energy technologies and green building standards, exemplified by its LEED certification. Incorporating advanced features such as self-tinting electro-chromatic glass, solar walls, and sensor-controlled LED lighting, the center embodies a dedication to net-zero carbon and low-energy principles. 

The outdoor offerings further complement the center’s appeal, featuring additional sports fields, a cricket field, skateboard park, and various recreational amenities catering to different age groups. Spanning over 65,000 square feet, the multi-use facility encompasses aquatic facilities, fitness centers, and flexible spaces tailored to accommodate seniors, youth, and cultural programming. 

Within the 18,000 square foot library branch, patrons will find modern amenities such as collaborative workspaces, a creation and media zone, and dedicated areas for reading and children’s activities. With a focus on inclusivity and accessibility, the center provides public computers and Wi-Fi access, ensuring connectivity for all members of the community. 

The new additions to the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex serve as a beacon of community cohesion and sustainable development, fostering a sense of belonging while promoting environmentally conscious practices. 

MTE’s Involvement

MTE is proud of its contribution to the expansion of the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex through its provision of environmental, geotechnical and civil engineering services for this project.  

MTE’s role in the project as the civil consultant included site grading, servicing and stormwater management design for the Site Plan Approval and Building Permit and construction inspection. As advocates of green infrastructure and low-impact development design, MTE has designed permeable pavement systems, bioswales, and rain gardens to provide stormwater management for the site.  

We also developed a Sampling and Analysis Plan to delineate each excavation location within an APEC, ensuring thorough characterization of soil quality by addressing potential contaminants identified during the APU. Following this, we executed a subsurface investigation, including an environmental drilling program, to further assess soil conditions and identify any additional concerns such as deleterious fill material. 

MTE takes great pride in having contributed to the development of the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex, contributing to the creation of a vibrant hub for community engagement and education. 

Architect: Diamond SchmittRenderings provided by Diamond Schmitt