Ryerson opens athletic centre

August 14, 2012

On Monday, Ryerson University president Sheldon Levy was joined by Prime Minister Stephen Harper inside the former Maple Leaf Gardens to unveil the university's new Peter Gilgan Athletic Centre. The unveiling was a highly-orchestrated event: following a short countdown, the lights in the new 2,620-seat hockey arena came on, and a row of flashpots behind the podium shot red flames into the air. The floor below the arena features a 1,000-seat playing court for basketball and volleyball, a fitness centre, and a workout gym. Toronto Sun | Maclean's OnCampus