True North Climbing Gym

From Rendering to Reality

True North Climbing Gym

Toronto, ON Canada

With over 14,000 square feet of climbing terrain, including the largest fully suspended artificial stalactite in North America and a huge top-out bouldering area, True North Climbing is a state-ofthe-art rock climbing facility.

Built in what used to be an airplane hangar, the gym features ceilings of up to 36 feet, with abundant natural light coming in from windows in the high space. The look and feel of the space uses the building’s
original purpose as inspiration. The hangar was the site of de Havilland’s production of Mosquito bombers in the early 1940’s.

Eldo was inspired by the look of these planes, and used that to drive the design of the shapes of the walls and the color scheme.

Product Used: High Performance
Known as the “routesetter’s canvas,” our High Performance climbing wall system is the product of choice for state-of-the-art climbing gyms.

Experienced climbing wall operators know the key to keeping their climbers enthusiastic is creative and ever-changing routes. High Performance walls are thoughtfully designed to highlight this aspect of operations. They provide a beautiful and functional “blank canvas” that can accommodate features like arches, overhangs, cracks and pinnacles or simply sweeping expanses that showcase your routes.

High Performance climbing wall systems are made of a thick, cementitious texture applied over sheets of interlocking OSB, a proven method of climbing wall construction. Supported by a steel framing system, the walls are extremely durable and can withstand a high volume of use. A t-nut density of at least 2 per sq ft and planar surfaces allow you to place more and bigger holds, allowing for the ultimate flexibility in routesetting.