Leaside Community reaches initial $2.5 Million goal to get City Council Approval
Fundraising efforts continue.
Our funding agreement with the City called for $2.5 Million to be raised locally - and you came through. More than 900 individuals, families and businesses have donated so far. Thank you for your generosity!
Fundraising will continue through the construction phase. This is because we have project costs that are not part of the construction contract (for example arena furnishings and signage), and because every dollar we can raise now is one less dollar that we have to borrow. Your donation today will help reduce our financing costs and will help keep ice rates down into the future. So, if you have not yet contributed to this project, please consider doing so. If you donated in 2011 and are willing and able to do so again in 2012, we thank you for your continuing commitment. You can contribute by clicking the "Donate Now" button at right.
If you would like to discuss a potential donation or major gift, would like information about naming opportunities, or would like to avoid the 3.9% processing fee charged by Canada Helps for donating on-line, please contact Expansion Committee Chair Paul Mercer or Revenue Generation Committee Chair Charlene Kalia at Contact Us.
"It is with great pleasure that I send my donation to the building of a second arena. From 1986-96, I was a member of the Leaside Skating Club and I spent countless hours practising and performing at that rink. Although I no longer reside in Toronto, I realize how important it is for kids and adults to have access to enough ice time." - Lenka Zemanek
- You will have the option to allocate your funding to the LHA, TLGHA, LSC, or the overall fundraising effort by selecting the appropriate fund/designation.
- To donate by cheque or cash, please fill out the pledge form (see below), and mail it along with your donation to:
The East York Foundation
50 Merritt Road
East York ON M4B 3K6
- To inquire about making a gift of securities, please contact Gordon Piercey 416-258-4761.
- Click here to download a list of Donor Naming Opportunities
- Click here to download a copy of the Donor Pledge Form.
"Congratulations! I am excited about this new arena for the community. My children and grandchildren skated at the arena. I live near the ‘Gardens’ and I’ll be watching this wonderful project when the digging begins!" - Gordon Champion
Financial Contributions in support of the Leaside Arena Expansion Project will be handled by the East York Foundation
East York Foundation
The East York Foundation was established in 1964 by an Act of Provincial Parliament to enrich the cultural and recreation lives of the people of East York. In 1967 when the Town of Leaside came together with the Township of East York to form the Borough of East York the Act was amended to reflect the new community. As an Act of Provincial Parliament the Foundation endures today even though the municipal entity of East York no longer exists. The Foundation provides the people of the former Borough of East York a unique opportunity to raise funds for this and other exciting community projects
The East York Foundation is empowered to accept donations on behalf of the Leaside Gardens expansion and provide a tax receipt . This type of community support is consistent with the historic relationship that the East York Foundation has had with Leaside Gardens in the past. When the arena raised money for a new roof, and the community funded the replacement of the Arena’s seating, the East York Foundation facilitated the donation process.
Your gift will continue this strong tradition of community members working together to make our community vision a reality.