How we built a rock climbing gym for Mississauga, Oakville, Brampton, Etobicoke, and the rest of Toronto

Hub Climbing Mississauga is a space for first-timers and experienced climbers to come and climb together - to feel a part of a community.
Our goal was not only to build a second gym, but also the largest gym in Canada. For weeks, months even, we searched far and wide for that perfect place. We made many stops and looked at many places, but nothing was big enough, nor high enough, to accomodate Canada’s largest gym. Eventually we found it, a place we knew would be the perfect location for Hub Climbing’s expansion.
The building was only 39 feet high and not nearly high enough to be the Greater Toronto Area’s tallest climbing gym. We needed to work on getting a clear height of over 45 feet, and when your lease prohibits you from breaking through the ceiling, the only other option is to break through the ground.
After what felt like years of digging and pouring concrete, the facility was finally ready for the next steps. To turn the space from an empty warehouse to a climbing gym fit for olympic training!
We also wanted to have a really cool place for our climbers to rest, chat, and get some beta, all while being in the middle of all the action.
It was very important to us that we find the right team of people to represent Hub Climbing. We met with hundreds of applicants to ensure we find team members who are well educated about climbing, friendly, welcoming, and stand up for safety! We think we built a pretty great facility, and a pretty great team to start building
Hub Climbing Mississauga is a space for first-timers and experienced climbers to come and climb together - to feel a part of a community. We have climbers from Oakville, Mississauga, Toronto, Brampton, Etobicoke and even Vaughan and Markham!