U of T to break ground on new sports centre


The University of Toronto will build a $58-million sports centre, to be named the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport at the St. George campus. It will house additional sport courts, research labs, and a strength and fitness centre that will be accessible to all U of T students.


“We need a place where researchers and scientists can collaborate with coaches, policy-makers, athletes, and sports medicine specialists,” said professor Ira Jacobs, the dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education.


The sports centre will serve as a venue for key partners of the university in support of the region’s top athletes.


The design and building of the project is being carried out by EllisDon; the project team includes architects MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd. of Toronto and Patkau Architects Inc. of Vancouver.


The official date to break ground on construction is scheduled for January 31.


Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities is investing $22.5 million in the project. The completion date is set for January 2015.