Delayed Opening of McCowan District Park Ice Rink and Skating Path

For the past few months, many residents have expressed interest in the ongoing construction of a skating path and ice rink at McCowan District Park. I was fully expecting that the facility would be operational by late January 2017 as originally planned, however my office recently received an update confirming that the rink and skating path will not be operational for this season.

While on site, crews encountered a number of severe technical issues involving the facility’s refrigeration system. Testing is currently taking place to determine the cause of the defect. Once the investigation has been completed, repairs or replacement will take place as needed. At this point in time, staff have indicated that the opening of the skating path and rink will need to be rescheduled for the 2017/2018 season, but a firm date has yet to be confirmed.

I was very disappointed to learn of this unavoidable delay, and will be posting more information as soon as it becomes available. Updates will be made posted via my website, social media channels and e-newsletter. For up-to-date information on this project, please visit, or contact my office at 416-392-4052 /