Toronto Raptors Locker Room
In 2017, Govan Brown was retained by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment to complete a full renovation of the Toronto Raptors locker room and amenities located in the Air Canada Centre. The project, which took place over a 45 day period, consisted of completely demolishing the former space and building a state-of-the-art facility in its place. After a month of pre-construction activities, our team began construction on July 1st by removing a dividing wall and all associated finishes in the locker room, team lounge, and video room. The main locker room is a circular area that was treated to all new carpet, paint, drywall ceilings, and millwork lockers. One wall is adorned by a high-end TV mount and AV cabinetry, flanked by mechanical dry-erase boards for presentations. The lockers consist of multiple booths, cladded by Raptors-red paneling, all facing the center focal point: a Toronto Raptors floor logo which is lit by a suspended lighting piece overhead. The sleek finishes in the main locker room are enhanced by the recessed cove lighting in the drywall ceiling and the metallic wall-mounted writing. Adjacent to the central locker room is the kitchen and lounge, which is supported by various appliances, a large stone counter, couches, elevated seating, and AV features. The most striking feature, however, greets the visitor as soon as they walk into the facility: a large wall black wall with the team mantra “Family First” written in gray and covered by circular pictorial tiles that depict all that is important to the team. Perpendicular to this wall is a large metal Raptors logo backlit by neon blood red, indicative of the cutting edge design of this space.