Pacesetting donation will refurbish existing hockey rink at Regent Park
TORONTO, June 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Toronto Community Housing and The Daniels
Corporation are pleased to recognize a significant donation from the
Hockey Canada Foundation and the MLSE Team Up Foundation, which will
ensure residents of Regent Park have access to the game of hockey for
years to come.
The contribution was announced last night at the Hockey Canada
Foundation Celebrity Classic, held at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Net
proceeds from the annual gala and golf tournament will be used to
further improve the outdoor hockey rink, located in the south end of
"We thank the Hockey Canada Foundation and the MLSE Team Up Foundation
for this generous donation. We also thank The Daniels Corporation for
bringing these partners to Regent Park to refurbish the outdoor rink.
Our proposed rezoning of the remaining Regent Park lands, if approved
by the City, will provide a basis for future partnerships in the
construction of larger athletic facilities at Regent Park that would
offer residents a diverse range of sport and recreational activities,
as well as support the work of local agencies, such as Dixon Hall, to
engage at-risk youth."
—Eugene E. Jones, Jr., President and CEO, Toronto Community Housing
"This incredible gift toward the refurbishment of the hockey rink in
Regent Park moves the revitalization project a step closer to the goal
of creating a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose athletic grounds at
Regent Park. Initiatives of this scale are incredibly important and
transformative in terms of the ability to impact the lives of people
within this community and provide positive alternatives for youth to
engage in healthy sport activities."
—Mitchell Cohen, President, The Daniels Corporation
"We are very proud to invest in the creation of lasting hockey legacies
in communities across Canada, by partnering with organizations like the
MLSE Team Up Foundation. These funds will be used to create a
first-class outdoor rink, for the youth and families in Regent Park to
enjoy Canada's game—an opportunity every citizen deserves."
—Tom Bitove, Past Chair, Hockey Canada Foundation Board &
Co-Chair, Hockey Canada Foundation Celebrity Classic
"The MLSE Team Up Foundation applauds the vision of Toronto Community
Housing and The Daniels Corporation in their efforts and commitment to
revitalize Regent Park. Thanks to our partnership with the Hockey
Canada Foundation, we'll seek to change the lives of kids who call
Regent Park home, through the spirit and the power of sports. We look
forward to further opportunities to support this community as the
revitalization project continues."
— Michael Bartlett, Executive Director, MLSE Team Up Foundation
The outdoor ice rink is located at Sumach and Shuter streets, in south
The rink is owned and operated by the City of Toronto.
Other recreational facilities currently under construction in Regent
Park include a new aquatic centre (to open in 2012), park (2013) and
community centre (2014).
About Toronto Community Housing
Toronto Community Housing (www.torontohousing.ca) is Canada's largest social housing provider and home to more than
164,000 tenants with low and moderate incomes-about six per cent of
Toronto's population. Toronto Community Housing and its subsidiaries
employ 1,400 staff in a broad range of jobs, who deliver its mission to
provide affordable housing, connect tenants to services and
opportunities, and work together to build healthy
About The Daniels Corporation
The Daniels Corporation (www.danielshomes.ca) is one of Canada's preeminent builder/developers with a reputation for
quality and integrity in all forms of residential construction. Named
the Tarion Warranty Corporation's 2012 High Rise Builder of the Year
and the recipient of the 2012 Toronto Arts and Business Award presented
by the Toronto Arts Foundation, Daniels has built more than 23,000
homes throughout the GTA. Daniels was chosen to partner with Toronto
Community Housing to revitalize Regent Park—69 acres in Toronto's
Downtown East. Committed to community, Daniels champions neighbourhood
initiatives that enhance residents' quality of life and supports
numerous charities and non-profit organizations.
About Hockey Canada Foundation
The Hockey Canada Foundation works closely with Hockey Canada to raise
money to support minor hockey programs. The foundation focuses on five
areas of funding: skill development and qualified coaching;
accessibility and diversity; health and wellness; athlete and alumni
support; and next-generation programming. More information on the
Hockey Canada Foundation is available at www.hockeycanada.ca.
About MLSE Team Up Foundation
The MLSE Team Up Foundation is the charitable arm of Maple Leaf Sports &
Entertainment (MLSE), combining the philanthropic efforts of all four
MLSE teams—the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC and
Toronto Marlies. Launched in December 2009, the MLSE Team Up Foundation
strives to improve the lives of kids by building facilities, giving to
sustainable programs and empowering kids through sports and
recreation. For more information, visit www.mlseteamupfoundation.org.
Image with caption: "Hockey Canada Foundation and MLSE Team Up Foundation have made a significant donation to improve the outdoor hockey rink at the south end of Regent Park, which will ensure residents have access to the game of hockey for years to come. At the formal presentation (l-r) Justin Bobb, Youth Engagement Coordinator, Toronto Community Housing; Mitchell Cohen, President, The Daniels Corporation: Michael Bartlett, Executive Director, MLSE Team Up Foundation; Tom Bitove, Past Chair, Hockey Canada Foundation Board & Co-Chair, Hockey Canada Foundation Celebrity Classic. (CNW Group/Daniels Corporation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120626_C4190_PHOTO_EN_15727.jpg
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Sinead Canavan, Toronto Community Housing, 416-981-4346, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Andre Brin, Hockey Canada, 403-777-4557, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rajani Kamath, MLSE, 416-815-5790, Rajani.Kamath@mlse.com