Leaside arena’s second ice pad officially opens with inaugural public skate

John Manneh October 7, 2013

3hEY_NewArenaSteps1001_ContentA $1 million contribution by an anonymous donor allowed Leaside Memorial Gardens arena to construct the first indoor ice pad built by Toronto in 40 years.

The new Ice Pad opened on Saturday, Oct. 5, when the Leaside arena, at 1073 Millwood Road, officially becomes a twin-pad facility.

An open house and inaugural free skate starts at 1 p.m. to celebrate the second ice pad.

However, if not for the donation the $12.5 million project – which required support from all three levels of government to complete – may never have opened, said Don Valley West Councillor John Parker.

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