Facility Development

Nustadia Development Division

Nustadia Recreation Inc.’s Facility Development Division provides complete specialized services associated with the creation and development of community/ educational sports and recreation facilities and associated work.

Nustadia Developments has adopted a unique approach to the development of recreational facilities that integrates the physical and financial development of the facility. Our development program integrates the facility operating cash flows with the building program and user profile, within the context of the full development capital costs, allowing for different financing models and/or combinations of equity, debt, capital contribution and grants to be used to finance the project. NRI’s development approach focuses on the business planning and the physical planning of the facility. The design and construction are only part of the life of the facility. It is critical that the optimum financial and operational requirements are met for the long-term success of the venture.

Nustadia Developments offers development consulting services to outside clients where there is no long-term operating agreement or ownership involvement through Nustadia Recreation Inc. and includes the following:

  • Feasibility Studies – detailed analysis of the envisioned project, local demographics, potential user groups, potential facility tenants and each factor’s collective ability to support projected demand.
  • Building Program Identification – taking the feasibility study analysis and converting this information to identify a building program for the client and community that makes good fiscal sense from a long-term financial sustainability perspective.
  • Project Master Planning –identification of all of the required elements of the project with respect to site location, parking requirements, service and utility requirements, building program and layout, as well as special events considerations.
  • Design Coordination – all architectural and engineering services inclusive of conceptual design, design development, working drawings and contract administration. No other firm can provide the design input from both development and operational perspectives with the background and experience of NRI.
  • Project Management Services -management of construction process to optimize and monitor project costs, scheduling and building quality. Different types of project delivery can be used such as design/build, modified design build, guaranteed maximum price tenders and other models.
  • NRI also has extensive experience in tenant improvement fit-outs such as full-service restaurants, concessions, office space, golf simulators, YMCA, Fitness Centres, and sport retail outlets with third-party vendors.
  • NRI also have extensive project management experience with the FF&E fit-ups to meet the specific needs of community recreation facilities which include; voice/ data, sound, security, IT equipment, sport specific equipment, offices, facility life-saving equipment, score clocks and much more.
  • Business Pro-forma and Plans -provision of capital cost estimates, projected revenues from building uses, projected operational expenses, and projected capital and debt financing requirements to support the economic viability of the project.


Nustadia has become the industry leader in the development of community and educational recreation facilities. Since 2002, Nustadia has provided development services for projects with a combined project value of more than $350 million that include the following:

  • $46M 2- pad arena and gyms at University of Saskatchewan, SK 2018
  • $42M 4- pad arena in Dartmouth, NS 2017
  • $26M 4- field indoor fieldhouse in Okotoks, AB 2014
  • $35M 2- pad arena and indoor field in Grande Prairie, AB 2012
  • $2.7M indoor/outdoor field (dome structure) in Toronto, ON 2012
  • $18M indoor fieldhouse and tennis facility in Welland, ON 2011
  • $39M 4-pad arena in Halifax Regional Municipality, NS 2010
  • $24M 2-pad, fieldhouse, and outdoor fields in Amherstburg, ON 2010
  • $66M 2-pad arena addition to Evraz Place in Regina, SK            2009
  • $20M 2-pad arena at Upper Canada College in Toronto, ON             2008
  • $16M 4-pad arena in Hamilton, ON 2005
  • $16M 4-pad arena in Moncton, NB 2002



Nustadia Development Division is also focused on Environmental Stewardship. Our team has extensive experience in sustainable solutions for the development of community recreation projects. Nustadia has won the Ontario wide Mayor’s Challenge Award for the most energy efficient arena facility, Mohawk 4 Ice Centre in Hamilton, and has achieved LEED gold certified status for the project at Upper Canada College in Toronto, and LEED silver certified status for the Amherstburg, ON project and the Dartmouth, NS project.