The Hershey Centre was designed with a 5,600 seat arena and single ice pad facility which has since expanded to include an additional 3 recreation ice pads. The centre is the home of the Mississauga Ice Dogs as well as a venue for ice shows, concerts and trade shows. A major feature of the projects is its approach to urban design. The $22 milllion project is significant in its relationship to Highway 403 in Mississauga and sets itself up as a symbolic entrance to the municipality. With the major spectator arena as the focus, the project was designed to expand to accommodate additional ice pads, a field house and other recreational activities as a single interconnected sports campus.
The project was awarded the Mississauga Urban Design Award The Hershey Centre, 1999.
Parkin Architects / ZAS Architects / WGD’s Richard Dabrus Design Principal