Improvements to be Made to Toronto Track and Field Centre for Pan Am Games

Birchmount Stadium in Scarborough is used for a number of athletic competitions and different sports.  Photo credit:  SimonP via Wikipedia Commons.
Birchmount Stadium in Scarborough is used for a number of athletic competitions and different sports. Photo credit: SimonP via Wikipedia Commons.

On May 6, 2014, The City of Toronto accepted $5 million from the Government of Canada to fund improvements to the Toronto Track and Field Centre at York University. The facility will be renovated, receive a new track surface and a 12,000 ft2 addition will be constructed.

The Toronto Track and Field Centre will be used as an official warm-up and training venue for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. Athletics Canada will pay nominal rent for using the facility and will be responsible for any and all operating and capital maintenance costs. The Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium is currently under construction at York University and will host athletics, throwing and jumping competitions.

In preparation for the Pan Am Games, all three levels of government are working together to build 10 new sporting venues and renovate 15 existing facilities. The $205 million Pan Am Aquatics Centre is currently under construction at the University of Toronto Scarborough and Birchmount Stadium will receive track upgrades.

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