$15-million donation to Ryerson supports new athletic centre

November 29, 2011

Ryerson University announced yesterday a $15-million donation from philanthropist and business leader Peter Gilgan, founder and CEO of Mattamy Homes, to the institution's new sports facility currently being built at the former Maple Leaf Gardens site. At more than 220,000 square feet, the new Peter Gilgan Athletic Centre more than doubles the athletic and recreational facilities on Ryerson's campus. The centre will include a full-sized ice rink (named the Mattamy Home Ice), a multi-purpose court for basketball and volleyball, a fitness centre, studios, and a high-performance gymnasium. Construction is expected to be completed in the spring. Ryerson News