This new 6850
square foot sales and service centre for Winnipeg Sport and Leisure is nestled
carefully into the Canadian Shield in Kenora, Ontario, above Cameron Bay on Lake
of the Woods. The site selection and
orientation are based on a balance between providing customers with appropriate
visual access to the sales pavilion while providing the service department with
convenient access to the boat launch and customer boat compound. Care was taken to protect as much of the
natural site as possible to retain the tall pine trees and natural outcropping
building contains four drive-through work bays, with a gantry crane for lifting
boat motors accessible at two of the work bays.
The sales floor has glazing on two sides that open to the 100 year old
pine growth, creating the effect of being in the woods. The dealership sells power sport vehicles
and boats within a setting ideal for creating an environment that speaks to the
passion of the users of these products for sale.