Scaffolding – Canada Place Sails

Project name: Canada Place Sails Restorations

Location: Canada Place, Vancouver, BC

Time & Duration: 2010-2011, 6 months

Departments/Services/Products on Site: Scaffolding frames, stair sections and shrink wrap to prevent debris from falling

Project Background & Challenges: Taking consideration the location, public safety and keeping the land-mark visually pleasing were our main 2 objectives. High traffic area and surrounding water made scaffolding material delivery and drop off challenging.

About the Project

Canada Place Corporation undertook a roof rehabilitation project in 2010/2011 that included the replacement of the iconic sail fabric. The roof rehabilitation was made possible through the federal government’s Infrastructure Stimulus Fund – a key component of Canada’s Economic Action Plan.

Construction for the replacement of Canada Place Sails’ iconic roof is officially complete. The fabric of the internationally recognized five white sails was replaced with new tension fabric that mimics the specifications of the original five-sail design. The project helped to ensure Canada Place remains a hub of social and economic activity and continues to generate an economic impact of $1 billion annually to the local economy.