PortsToronto Dedicates Land for the Development of a New Hockey Arena
As part of PortsToronto’s ongoing commitment to invest in Toronto’s waterfront and other initiatives that help make our city one of the best places in which to live, work and play, we are proud to announce our dedication of a tract of land in the Port Lands to be used for the development of a new community hockey and skating complex. By providing PortsToronto-owned land at the base of Cherry Street upon which a new state-of-the-art arena can be built, PortsToronto aims to expand the recreational opportunities available to Torontonians living along the waterfront and in the downtown core.
The new arena will be approximately 75,000 square feet, include two NHL-sized ice rinks and space for locker rooms, viewing areas and associated amenities. It will also be built using green, environmentally-friendly practices, that ensure the building is in keeping with the future vision for the Port Lands and is seamlessly integrated into existing surrounding areas, including parkland.
PortsToronto’s goal is to have the facility ready for public use within the next three years and as an important first step has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (now available at www.merx.com) seeking a skilled and knowledgeable developer to design, construct and manage the operation of the new complex.
For more details on PortsToronto’s plan to see the new ice complex made available to the community, click here.