The House of Sport



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Effective and timely communication during construction can be challenging. If you have ideas as to how we can improve, please contact:


Bryan R. Merrett
tel.: 613-733-5100 (386)
cel.: 613-897-6162



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Week of July 17, 2017


The hallway leading to the Canada Room will be CLOSED for construction from Tuesday, July 18 through Tuesday, July 25 (inclusive).  Please access the Canada Room through the outside doors, located on the side of the building facing Bronson Avenue (off the West parking).



  • Construction in the West Wing has resumed.  As many members have noticed construction was paused on the House of Sport to provide adequate time for the National and Multi-Sport Organizations to finalize their architectural details.  While anticipated completion is mid-Fall, we will be welcoming sport organizations into transition space as early as August 1. We thank you for your patience an we look forward to bringing this transformative project to life.
  • Design Reiteration - Currently finalizing design and customizing fit-up for House of Sport members
  • Abatement and Demolition - Complete



  • Re-location of RA administration space- Complete
  • Construction of a steel and fabric structure housing a new oversize gymnasium- Complete
  • Re-location of RA programs currently using space in the West Wing- Complete


Staff Relocation

The staff located in the West Wing of the RA Centre have moved into their new office areas and the vacated administration space has been turned over to Lundy in preparation for the construction of the House of Sport.

Event & Conference Services

  • Staff has returned to the renovated office area on the main floor of the West Wing adjacent to the main lobby.

Recreation, Sport & Fitness Services

  • Club Managers and Coordinators are now located near the Event & Conference offices on the main floor of the West Wing adjacent to the main lobby.
  • RA Sports Leagues staff moved into the new office area in the East Wing of the building, behind the Member Services desk.

Chief Executive Officer, Finance & Administrative Services,
Partnership & Engagement Services and Property Services

  • Staff are located in the new office area in the Rideau Room.  This area can be accessed from outside, down the stairs and through the glass doors located on the side of the building facing Bronson Avenue.


Retrofit Racquetball Court #1

The fit-up for the RA Photo Club studio continues. We expect there to be no major disturbance to the members using the lower East Wing facilities.


  • The entrance to the West Wing (parking, drop-off and pick up) is at the entrance closest to Riverside Drive.  We appreciate your patience as we assess the traffic flow and make adjustments as required.
  • Please DRIVE CAUTIOUSLY as everyone gets accustomed to the new traffic patterns.


Please excuse us while we work to improve your Association!

As with all renovation projects of this scope and magnitude there are bound to be surprises.  Couple that with the fact that our building is of a certain vintage and we know that there will be some unforeseen challenges.  We ask for your patience and understanding as we move ahead with the House of Sport project, positioning our Association to grow and develop further in the future.



The RA is proud to work with the following organizations to ensure this project comes to life.



MP Lundy Construction


Algonquin College





RA Centre  |  2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1H 7X7 | 613.733.5100 |