Rose Theatre

Brampton, Ontario

New Construction

Sheet Metal Contractor

Semple Gooder Roofing Corp.
Toronto, Ontario


Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects
Toronto, Ontario

A combination of copper roofing and wall cladding help this performing arts center deliver a stunning visual performance.

Located in the historic downtown centre of Brampton, Ontario, the new Rose Theatre is a welcome addition to that cities arts scene. Designed by architecture firm Page+Steele, the 65,000-square-foot performing arts facility includes an 890-seat theatre and a 2,000-square-foot secondary hall.

The hall was designed in collaboration with acoustical and theatre consultants in order to create a space with superior sound and sight lines. As well, an innovative structural solution was devised to overcome the issues of ground and airborne vibrations compounded by the close proximity of a railway line on its site.

One of the key materials used on the exterior of the structure was a great amount of copper roofing and cladding. The project called for approximately 34,000 lbs. of 16 oz. copper to complete the covering of three roof areas (rotunda, fly tower and the auditorium roofs) plus the walls for the tower and parapet cap flashings in certain locations. The roof system assembly basically consisted of a 16 oz. copper standing seam roof panel on top of a roof shield membrane all fastened to a plywood sheathing backup. All roofs were designed with a hidden copper in laid gutter system as not to be noticeable from the ground level.

The architect had designed the Fly Tower copper wall panel system using a combination standing seam and batten cap profile followed by a boulder accent profile containing 275 mm. x 121mm. copper clad buttress design.

Architectural Categories: Flat Seam Roofs and Walls, Standing Seam Roofs and Walls