Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre Night

Hamilton, ON

Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre


The City of Hamilton


$22 Million


55,000 sf.


October 2018

Delivery Model



Multi-Use Recreation Facilities


MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

Located in the bustling downtown area of Hamilton, Ontario, the newly constructed Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre links together surrounding structures to create a complete recreation program for the City’s residents. The building program features active program spaces such as dance studios, a walking track, gymnasium, leisure pools, an outdoor splash pad & ice-skating area, as well as open public community rooms for the local residents and seniors.

Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre Aerial
Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre Skate Rink
Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre Exterior

The BMRC also connects the existing Jimmy Thompson Pool building through a two-story public lobby space spanning the south side of the BMRC building. The facilities also featured energy efficient technology including radiant in-floor heating, heat recovery, and other mechanical and electrical efficiencies. Built on a greenfield site, site preparation work and services included hydro, gas, water, sewer, roadways, parking, landscaping, storm water management, etc.

Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre Pool
Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre Gym
Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre Interior

Special features included barrier-free accessibility throughout the facility, a new connection to the existing Jimmy Thompson Pool, with elevator and barrier free restrooms, and selective renovations and upgrades to the existing Jimmy Thompson Pool.

Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre Exterior
Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre

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