The House of Sport



Please tell us...

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

November 2017

Nearing the finish line

(November 17, 2017)
New Windows in what was the bowling alley on main level looking out on excavation site for future courtyard.
HOS - lower level windows HOS - lower level windows
(November 17, 2017)
2nd floor - ABI Stadium and mezzanine taking shape.
HOS - upper level mezzanine HOS - upper level stadium
HOS - upper level stadium  



Let the sun shine in!


(August 30, 2017) 

The back wall of the gymnasium has been blown out to add a series of four 8 ft by 26 ft windows (width X height). The framing for the mezzanine is beginning to come together on the far wall. Looking forward to the realization of this wonderful new space to work, meet and socialize within!






  • Construction in the West Wing is well underway.
    We thank you for your patience an we look forward to bringing this transformative project to life.
    We remind members that for your own safety construction sites are off-limits.
  • Design Reiteration - Design and customizing fit-up for House of Sport members - On-going
  • 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.

  • 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





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