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Robert Singleton named managing director of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre

May 22, 2014

This is a joint news release from the City of Toronto and the University of Toronto Scarborough.

TORONTO, ON — The board of direc­tors of the Toron­to Pan Am Sports Cen­tre (TPASC) Inc. is pleased to announce the appoint­ment of Robert Sin­gle­ton as the man­ag­ing direc­tor of the cen­tre, which is sched­uled to open this fall.

“We are very for­tu­nate to have Bob Singleton’s expe­ri­ence at the helm of oper­a­tions as we get ready to open this fab­u­lous sport com­plex,” says board chair Ira Jacobs, who is also dean of the Fac­ul­ty of Kine­si­ol­o­gy and Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to. “The TPASC will be a crown jew­el in our nation’s sports infra­struc­ture dur­ing the TORONTO 2015 Games and for decades after.”

The Toron­to Pan Am Sports Cen­tre is just one of the state-of-the-art com­pe­ti­tion venues being con­struct­ed for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Amer­i­can and Para­pan Amer­i­can Games. Joint­ly owned by the City of Toron­to and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, the TPASC is locat­ed at 875 Morn­ing­side Rd., mak­ing it acces­si­ble to res­i­dents from the east end and across the city. The new facil­i­ty will be Canada’s pre­mier aquat­ics cen­tre as well as a world-class train­ing and com­pe­ti­tion venue, and will be home to the Cana­di­an Sport Insti­tute Ontario.

“As the Host City of the 2015 Games, the City of Toron­to is proud to be involved in the cre­ation of this stun­ning facil­i­ty,” said Deputy May­or Norm Kel­ly, City of Toron­to. “The TPASC is just one of the many last­ing ben­e­fits of the TORONTO 2015 Games that all res­i­dents will enjoy for gen­er­a­tions to come.”

The cen­tre includes two Olympic-sized swim­ming pools and an Olympic div­ing tank with 10‑, sev­en- and five-metre dive plat­forms. It also boasts four inter­na­tion­al-sized bas­ket­ball courts, a rock climb­ing wall, run­ning track, strength train­ing and aer­o­bic con­di­tion­ing floors and fit­ness class stu­dios. Acces­si­bil­i­ty fea­tures include a mov­able floor area to facil­i­tate pool access for indi­vid­u­als with dis­abil­i­ties and will pro­vide suit­able con­di­tions for new swim­mers and a vari­ety of shal­low-water fit­ness activ­i­ties.

As a part of the lega­cy of the TORONTO 2015 Games, the TPASC will offer sports and phys­i­cal activ­i­ty pro­gram­ming for res­i­dents of the com­mu­ni­ty, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Scar­bor­ough stu­dents and high per­for­mance ath­letes.

An alum­nus of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, Sin­gle­ton brings his con­sid­er­able tal­ent and expe­ri­ence to the new role at TPASC Inc. Sin­gle­ton most recent­ly served as vice-pres­i­dent of oper­a­tions at Downsview Park, turn­ing it into a world-class sports facil­i­ty for both recre­ation­al and elite ath­letes. His impres­sive expe­ri­ence in senior exec­u­tive posi­tions includes Mol­son Cana­da Inc. and the San Jose, Cal­i­for­nia Grand Prix, both of which have earned Sin­gle­ton a rep­u­ta­tion for excel­lence in mar­ket­ing, sales, oper­a­tions and event man­age­ment.

About the City of Toron­to

Toron­to is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North Amer­i­ca, and home to a diverse pop­u­la­tion of about 2.8 mil­lion peo­ple. It is a glob­al cen­tre for busi­ness, finance, arts and cul­ture and is con­sis­tent­ly ranked one of the world’s most liv­able cities. Toron­to is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan Amer­i­can and Para­pan Amer­i­can Games. For infor­ma­tion on non-emer­gency City ser­vices and pro­grams, Toron­to res­i­dents, busi­ness­es and vis­i­tors can vis­it, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or fol­low us @TorontoComms.

About Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Scar­bor­ough

UTSC offers under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate stu­dents the aca­d­e­m­ic rigour for which the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to is renowned. Com­bined with inno­v­a­tive expe­ri­en­tial edu­ca­tion oppor­tu­ni­ties, a focus on emerg­ing areas of schol­ar­ship and a wide range of pro­gram­ming span­ning the sci­ences, arts, man­age­ment and U of T’s only co-op pro­grams, UTSC pro­vides stu­dents with the edu­ca­tion and tools they need to achieve their life goals. Locat­ed next to pop­u­lar nat­ur­al land­marks in Toronto’s green­est area, the UTSC cam­pus is expe­ri­enc­ing dynam­ic growth.

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Media con­tact:

Don Camp­bell, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Scar­bor­ough, 416–208-2938,

Andrea Gon­salves, Strate­gic Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, 416–397-4149,