Regent Park Gets a Refurbished Ice Rink
Marking a milestone moment in The Daniels Corp’s revitalization of Regent Park, the community’s refurbished hockey rink officially opened last weekend. Hockey Canada Foundation executive director Chris Bright is snapped dropping the puck for local kids during an event it co-hosted with MLSE Foundation, which is funding improvements to the existing rink and fieldhouse (Hockey Canada Foundation donated $300k). Toronto Maple Leafs alumni and members of Canada’s 1993 and 1994 national junior teams took part in a community skate, and Leafs development coaches led a learn-to-skate clinic for local youth.
Daniels development VP Remo Agostino is pictured at right with MLSE Foundation executive director Michael Bartlett; councillor/deputy mayor Pam McConnell; Toronto Community Housing chair Bud Purves; and Chris Bright. The rink is the first of three spaces to open at the Regent Park Athletic Grounds, a capital project of MLSE Foundation co-developed with TCH, Daniels and City of Toronto. The facility will include a new basketball court and artificial-turf soccer/cricket pitch. A romantic Remo anticipates Torontonians will enjoy the ice rink in a variety of ways, “from early morning hockey games to late night skates under the stars.”