The Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport is the fourth and final phase of a $98 million Varsity Centre complex renewal. The multi-storey complex, which recently received a boost with a $22.5 million investment by the Province of Ontario, will fill a critical gap in Ontario’s high performance sport infrastructure. It will create a ‘sport institute’ environment like no other in the province, fostering synergies between sport science research and teaching, sport medicine, athlete training, coaching and world-class competition.
The sport institute model is internationally recognized as the ideal setting for athlete development at the international level. Plans for the Goldring Centre include:
- leading edge sport science laboratories for teaching and research,
- a state-of-the-art sport medicine clinic,
- a strength and conditioning centre overlooking the Varsity Centre stadium, and
- a 2,000-seat, international standard field house for basketball and volleyball
With the endorsement of several national and provincial sport governing bodies, including the Canadian Olympic Committee, Athletics Canada, Swim Canada, Volleyball Ontario and Ontario’s bid committee for the 2015 Pan Am Games, the Goldring Centre holds tremendous promise for renewing Ontario’s ability to support high performance athletes – a capacity that has been urgently needed for many years.
Read more about the Goldring Centre in the Toronto Star
. See the project progress in photos and video here
. Meet the projects key supporters here