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CHATTER (AUGUST 2016): Dome on track

August 26th, 2016 · No Comments

After being shut for close to four years, the Central Technical School field is set to reopen in time for the start of the school year, said Matthew Raizenne, president and CEO of Razor Management Inc., which is installing and will operate a new field and athletic facility at the site.

It’s a project that has been subject to much controversy, but a mediated settlement between the Toronto District School Board, Razor, and local residents was reached last year has allowed work on the site to progress. The school’s new field will be made from artificial turf enclosed with a 400-metre rubberized running track. For approximately six months a year, Razor will raise a dome no larger than 44.2 metres long by 65.5 metres wide by 18 metres high (significantly smaller than what was originally proposed) over the field, keeping it available for use in the winter months. Central Tech will have access to the field and athletic facility during school hours, but Razor will operate programming and rent out the facility to the public for the rest of the time and during the summer months.

—Summer Reid/Gleaner News

 

READ MORE ABOUT CENTRAL TECH FIELD: 

NEWS: New landscaping for Lennox Street (June 2016)

NEWS: Central Tech field renewal back on track (May 2016)

LETTERS: HVRA still on board for CTS plan (March 2016)

EDITORIAL: Ship to wreck (February 2016)

Construction halted at Central Tech: Student athletes launch online petition by Marielle Torrefranca (February 2016)

Agreement reached for Central Tech field (April 2015) by Annemarie Brissenden

To dome or not to dome, that is the question (February 2015) by Terri Chu

Editorial: Mobs don’t rule, nor do pawns (February 2015)

Dome plan inches closer (February 2015) by Brian Burchell

School board appeals ruling and loses, again (October 2014) by Brian Burchell

Editorial: A strategy run amok (September 2014)

Dome plan quashed by courts (September 2014) by Brian Burchell

Raucous meeting on CTS field (April 2014) by Annemarie Brissenden

 

READ MORE ABOUT CENTRAL TECH:

Central Tech alumni return to mark school’s centennial (November 2015) by Annemarie Brissenden

Central Tech celebrates 100 years (July 2015) by Annemarie Brissenden

Aircraft program grounded in 2004 (July 2015) by Annemarie Brissenden

 

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