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City Of Toronto Reports

The City of Toronto website ( is used to post a huge number of documents, many flowing from committee meetings. These often provide insight into the management and governance process behind the City's responsibilities. Here we collect a list of City reports that are relevant to the management of city rinks. "Snapshots" are copies of the reports that we maintain on the cityrinks website, in case the originals are removed or changed.





STAFF REPORT: Outdoor Artificial Ice Rink Season

November 14, 2008, the Community Development and Recreation Committee of City Council considered a staff report on extending outdoor rink hours for 14 rinks into mid-March: Outdoor Artificial Ice Rink Season. The staff report says that two extra weeks for fourteen rinks will cost an extra $179,000. The report also says that at those locations that stayed open during last March "there were 25 to 40 skaters on each rink per day.....During most days in March, the sunlight and warmer temperatures deteriorated ice conditions at all locations." Their conclusion? Parks management recommends that the 14 rinks be kept open until mid-March every year from now on. No, really. (This year, March break comes later in the month, so despite the extended season, the outdoor rinks won't be open for the school break.)

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STAFF REPORT: Early Opening of Outdoor Artificial Ice Rinks – Supplementary Report

In January 2009, Councillor Minnan-Wong made a formal request to open city rinks in mid-november (a position that this website has been supporting for years - it's about the angle of the sun), and close them at the end of February. This is the Parks staff response.

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Report to ScarboroughCommunity Council

Ten recommendations tohelp make hockey a second language for Scarborough’s growing population of new multi‐ethnic Canadian families.

June 22, 2010

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Report to Scarborough Community Council (pdf)

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