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UTSC community puts its name to TPASC

Signing the steel beam for the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre

UTSC students, staff and faculty have made their mark on the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC)—literally. Their signatures cover two steel beams that will be installed in the new facility.

The white-painted steel beams were displayed in the atrium of the Instructional Centre for three days in September. Hundreds of people took Sharpies in hand and signed their names.

“Our students shared a dream that is changing our campus by making this world-class building possible,” said UTSC Principal Franco Vaccarino, speaking at the signing ceremony. “This building is your legacy and will have a profound impact on our campus, our university, our community and our city.”

The new facility taking shape at the corner of Morningside and Military Trail will house events for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games. It will be open for use by the campus and surrounding community beginning in the fall of 2014, and again once the games are over.

The $205 million, 312,000-square-foot sports centre will include two Olympic-sized pools, a dive tank, a four-court gymnasium, an indoor running track and a rock-climbing wall.