By Kathy Rowe

On January 31, it was announced that the Port Union Community Recreation Centre is one of three Toronto recreation centres selected to receive substantial funds earmarked for ball and ice hockey enhancements. 

The money will come from three sources as part of the NHL All-Star Legacy project.  The Toronto Maple Leafs, MLSE Foundation and the NHL will be investing approximately $500,000 to revitalize ball and ice hockey rinks at three locations. The other centres are Alexandra Park and West Mall Rink.

As many of you know, there is an outdoor ball hockey pad located behind the Port Union C.C. This hockey pad is available to all who wish to play pick-up hockey year-round on a first come first served basis.

This space will undergo many improvements beginning this spring and summer. This is very exciting news for our area hockey fans. The purpose is to ensure the longevity and inclusivity of the sport of hockey in our community. More updates will be provided once construction has begun.