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Toronto’s Downsview Arena is getting much needed upgrades


Today, all three levels of government announced tat Downsview Arena will receive more than $1.7 million in upgrades.

The project includes state of good repair works to building components such as the rink pad surface, refrigeration plant, roof, exterior stair, retaining wall, and windows, in addition to accessibility improvements. This work will extend the lifespan and improve the quality of the Downsview arena, and will also allow residents to have better access to skating programs, youth ice sports, and public skating for years to come.

The Honourable Judy Sgro, Member of Parliament for Humber River–Black Creek, on behalf of The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Stan Cho, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance and Member of Provincial Parliament for Willowdale, on behalf of The Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and His Worship John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto, announced the joint funding for improvements to the Downsview Arena in Toronto.  

The Government of Canada is investing $704,429 in this project through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing $586,965 while the City of Toronto is contributing $469,678.

All orders of government continue to work together for the people of Ontario to make strategic infrastructure investments in communities across the province when needed most.

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