The City is investigating improvements to Scarborough Gardens Arena as part of a state-of-good-repair project to address the existing roof structure.

Project Timeline

  • February to April 2020: Installation of temporary reinforcement for the arena roof structure.
  • May to August 2020: Structural investigation and remedial options investigation including budget cost estimates.
  • August to October 2020: Review and approval of recommended remedial option and budget allocation

An update will be provided in October 2020 with a summary of the scope of work to be undertaken and an anticipated timeline for completion.

The timeline is subject to change.

About the Project

Scarborough Gardens Arena is located near Birchmount Road and Hollis Avenue in Scarborough. It houses an indoor ice rink, mechanical and electrical rooms, change rooms, and office spaces.

The roof structure has reached the end of its lifespan and requires significant repairs or replacement. Additional improvements are also being considered for the arena and include:

  • Upgrades to the mechanical and electrical systems
  • Upgrades to the refrigeration system
  • A new rink slab and associated dasher boards
  • Upgrades to the public washrooms and changing rooms
  • A new accessible elevator

The arena will remain closed until an approved scope of work is determined.