All Canadian Self-Storage of Leaside, a neighborhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, will host a family-barbecue fundraiser to support the expansion of the Leaside Arena on June 9, 6-8 p.m. The event will include free barbecue, drinks and ice cream, and activities such as a bouncy castle, face painting and more.
Leaside Arena is part of Leaside Memorial Community Gardens, which opened almost 60 years ago. The complex includes a single-pad ice rink, a curling rink, an indoor swimming pool and a large auditorium. Community residents gather at the Gardens to play hockey, figure skate, swim and socialize.
The Leaside Arena Expansion Project is raising funds to add a second ice pad. According to LeasideArena.com, all the available ice at Leaside Gardens is fully rented out, making it difficult to keep up with the growing demand for ice-based programs. Local hockey players and figure skaters have been forced to use other arenas and pay private ice-rental rates to skate.
The estimated capital cost for the project is $9.5 million. The City of Toronto has agreed to permit the borrowing of $7 million against projected future operating revenue. The Leaside Gardens Board of Management Expansion Committee and local supporters need to make up the difference.
All Canadian Self-Storage has operated since 1997. According to the company website at Canada-storage,com, It was the first company to offer mobile storage in Ontario and has the first and only drive-through self-storage facility in the province. In addition, it is the first public storage facility to offer $25 unit rentals, the first nationwide to offer Air Miles bonus cards, and the largest self-storage U-Haul dealer in the country.
- InsideToronto.com: Fundraising barbecue for Leaside Arena campaign slated