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CHATTER: Bill Bolton Arena closed for upgrade (May 2018)

May 9th, 2018 · No Comments

The buzzer sounded for the last time until the leaves fall at William H. (Bill) Bolton Arena (40 Rossmore Rd.), near Bathurst and Dupont streets. The arena has been closed for mechanical upgrades, and all of its skating programs are cancelled until October. Some other options for skating and hockey while the arena is closed are Moss Park, McCormick, Forest Hill, and North Toronto Memorial arenas.

A portion of Vermont Square Park behind the arena will be used for contractor staging, while the corner of the park at Rossmore Road and Vermont Avenue will be used for parking and storage. According to a City of Toronto Forestry and Recreation flyer, work will be organized to minimize impacts on park and street access, trees will be protected, and surfaces and sod will be restored once the work is complete. The wading pool and playground will remain open.

Opened in 1971, the Bill Bolton Arena provides programs that respond to community needs and complement local facilities. It includes a rink, pro shop, and snack bar. It runs hockey camps, house leagues, adult hockey and skills programs, and public skates.

For further information about the arena or its programs, please visit

—Annemarie Brissenden with files from Billie Wilner/Gleaner News

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