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Project Details

Description: Restoration/Renovation/Addition to Historic Facility
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Owner: Loblaws and Ryerson University
General Contractor: BUTTCON Construction.
NRE Role: Detailing, Fabrication, Erection, Steel Deck, Shoring Contractor
Year: 2010
Tonnage: ±3300 tons
Overview: MLG is a heritage building originally constructed in 1931 for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The mandate was to transform the interior of this iconic building and resurrect its main purpose – Hockey. Our scope of work began with intricate shoring of the existing structure during demolition operations. NRE erected 210ft long, 110 ton box trusses at each end of the building to support the exterior walls. NRE installed shoring and bracing for the remaining superstructure on both sides of the building, allowing the completion of existing concrete raker demolition. The new structure comprised of 3-250ft long, 70 ton trusses, heavy built up sections and new raker seating for the arena. The end result was a new hockey rink three levels above the original ice level, a state of the art athletic center for Ryerson University and a flagship Loblaws store at the ground floor. This project was like building a ship in a bottle.