Great news for the upcoming skating season!

Weather permitting, the McCowan Park rink will open for skating in December.

Thanks to a temporary refrigeration system, the McCowan Park Rink will allow residents to enjoy outdoor skating this upcoming season. The skating trail, unfortunately, will not open until next year.

Since the moment we got the disappointing news about the delays I have been working diligently with staff to find a solution and make sure that we can lace up our skates this coming season.

Mayor Tory commented, “I’m glad City staff – working with Councillor Crawford’s office and my office – have found a way to make sure there is an ice rink in McCowan District Park this winter.

“I look forward to the opening of the temporary rink as soon as weather permits. Councillor Crawford and I will also both be keeping a close eye on the construction of the permanent rink and skating path to make sure it gets finished as soon as possible.”

More information on the park improvements and delays can be found on the Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation project page.