The City of Toronto is developing a Curling Strategy. The strategy will assess the supply of and demand for curling ice in Toronto and identify opportunities to increase public interest in and access to the sport.
January to June 2020:
April to September 2020:
As part of Toronto’s 20-year Facilities Master Plan (FMP), City staff reviewed the existing curling facilities across the city to determine the need for new or improved facilities. At the time the FMP was developed, Toronto’s supply of City-owned curling ice was in line with or better than other Greater Toronto Area and large Canadian cities.
Based on the supply of City-owned curling ice and the availability of additional privately-owned curling facilities, no additional facilities were recommended.
In October 2019, as part of the approval of the FMP Implementation Strategy, City Council directed staff to monitor and assess trends and participation in curling. Closures of three private curling facilities, two in Toronto’s west end, have altered the context of curling in the city.
City staff are in the process of developing a Curling Strategy to:
Toronto’s curling rinks are a mix of public and private facilities.
The City owns three curling facilities:
There are also several privately-owned and operated clubs in Toronto, many of which are combined with other activities such as tennis or golf. These clubs have varying membership models and many offer rental leagues as well as member leagues.
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|Name||Address||Status||Number of Sheets|
|East York Curling Club||901 Cosburn Ave.||City-owned||6|
|Leaside Curling Club||1075 Millwood Rd.||City-owned||8|
|Tam Heather Curling and Tennis Club||730 Military Tr.||City-owned||8|
|Donalda Curling Club||12 Bushbury Dr.||Private||4|
|Granite Club||2350 Bayview Ave.||Private||8|
|High Park Club||100 Indian Rd.||Private||5|
|Royal Canadian Curling Club||131 Broadview Ave.||Private||6|
|Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club||141 Wilson Ave.||Private||6|
|St. George’s Golf and Country Club||1668 Islington Ave.||Private – closed||6|
|Scarboro Golf and Country Club||321 Scarborough Golf Club Rd.||Private – closed||6|
|Weston Golf and Country Club||50 St. Phillips Rd.||Private – closed||6|
The following private curling facilities have closed since the FMP was approved in 2017. The City will take into consideration the impact of these closures on the overall provision of curling ice in Toronto through the Curling Strategy.
The fourth Curling Strategy Stakeholder Reference Group was held online on June 24, 2021. The purpose of this workshop was to review the results of consultations with Etobicoke Arena Users, introduce and gather feedback on draft principles for shared use or conversion, answer questions of clarification and share next steps.
A stakeholder meeting with Etobicoke Arena Users was held on June 17, 2021. Over 130 arena users groups with recent permits for Etobicoke arenas were invited to participate. The purpose of the meeting was to provide stakeholders with an introduction and overview of the Curling Strategy, review the May survey results, introduce and gather feedback on draft principles for shared use or arena conversion, answer questions of clarification, and share next steps.
An online survey was hosted from May 18 to May 30, 2021. Survey goals included:
The feedback collected from this survey was used to develop a set of draft Principles for Arena Conversion or Shared Use (presented to arena users, curlers, and the public for further refinement). Over 130 arena users groups with recent permits for Etobicoke arenas were invited to participate in the survey. 53 surveys were completed.
The detailed survey summary will be posted here when available. An overview of the survey results is available in the June 17, 2021 Etobicoke Arena Users Stakeholder Meeting presentation file.
The third Curling Strategy Stakeholder Reference Group was held online on March 8, 2021. The purpose of this workshop was to provide a project update, including a recap of Council direction and work to date, a discuss facility options identified for further investigation, considerations for further analysis, and next steps.
The second Curling Strategy Stakeholder Reference Group was held online on September 29, 2020. The purpose of this workshop was to review and confirm the analysis of Phase 2: Identifying Opportunities, research completed by the City to inform the future Curling Strategy. Prior to the meeting, stakeholders were provided with the Phase 2 findings, in a PowerPoint format. Members were asked to review the presentation and bring their questions of clarification and comments to the Stakeholder Meeting.
The Phase 2: Identifying Opportunities presentation was revised to reflect stakeholder feedback.
The first Curling Strategy Stakeholder Reference Group was held online on June 18, 2020. The purpose of this workshop was to review and confirm the results and findings of Phase 1: Taking Stock, research completed by the City to inform the future Curling Strategy. Prior to the meeting, stakeholders were provided the Phase 1 findings, in a PowerPoint format. Members were asked to review the findings and bring their questions of clarification and comments to the Stakeholder Meeting.
The Phase 1: Taking Stock presentation and findings were revised to reflect stakeholder feedback.
A virtual public meeting will be held to introduce the Curling Strategy to the public, share work to date, introduce and gather feedback on draft principles for shared use or arena conversion, answer questions of clarification and share next steps.
Complete the online survey by July 25, 2021 to learn more and help inform arena use for the City’s new Curling Strategy. The survey will introduce the Curling Strategy and ongoing work to the public and gather feedback on the draft principles for arena conversion or shared use (developed through stakeholder engagement), and preferences between the two options.
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