Parks, Forestry, and Recreation (PFR) has Published the Final Phase 1 Report on their Curling Assessment
This includes the high level go forward plans on Phase 2 and lastly the Reporting Out Phase to Toronto City Council.
Phase 1 (determine gaps, trends and opportunities): The official Phase 1 report was published on the City website on Friday Aug. 14, 2020 A link to the report was sent out to all of our WECC Stakeholders and is included below for general viewing. WECC is very encouraged by the findings of the report. WECC's assessment is that the report demonstrates a strong need for additional curling facilities, not only in the west end but also across the city. It is a strong foundation for Phase 2.Toronto Curling Strategy Website
We must bear in mind that this is just the assessment of needs. While critically important, there is much more work required to create a new curling facility.
Phase 2 (how to address the gaps - structures, locations, costs and funding): This phase will determine the viability of creating the physical curling facility. Obviously it is critical. PFR has set Sept 29 has the date of the next PFR stakeholders meeting. The exact process PFR will follow has not yet been announced. WECC will continue to share our existing material on these topics from our work done over the past year.
Reporting Out/Phase 3 (create final recommendation with full detail and present to city council). The target is December and a vote in City Council on any recommendations. To be become reality, Councillors must vote “yes” to a new facility. Leading up to this final presentation of the report and the subsequent vote on it, it is critical that all those across the city who believe curling needs to grow with the creation of additional facilities must express their support for the project with their local City Councillor.
West End Curling Centre Registration Continues – Sign up as a “Future Member”
West End Curling Centre is working with supporters and partners to build a new curling facility in Central Etobicoke to satisfy the demand of curlers. If you’d like to secure your spot when this centre opens(est. 3-5 years), sign up now and confirm with payment just prior to opening.
- Secures one of a limited number of spots in the new centre
- Access to weekly league play and other free ice opportunities (once opened)
- Access to WECC and other Toronto Curling Association club bonspiels (in the interim)
- Keep informed about developments with West End Curling Centre.
Fill in the registration form below to save your spot at West End Curling Centre!