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posted February 08, 2007
On Tuesday February 6 CELOS? Released a report to the City's Parks and Recreation Committee recommending better use of outdoor rinks as an efficient way of providing skating opportunities to Torontonians.
A recent City document called “SERVICE PLANNING AND PROVISION STRATEGY OPTIONS” has called for the building of more arenas to address a shortage of skating opportunities in Toronto. While some areas in the city have no nearby place to skate, other existing rinks have unused skating times and can become a greater resource for Torontonians. This report, presented by the Centre for Local Research into Public Space (CELOS), will show how Toronto’s existing 46 neighbourhood compressor-cooled outdoor rinks can attract more skaters with very little expenditure, mostly using what the City already has “in the pantry.” Read more >>