Centre of Excellence at Eglinton Park
Field House Renovations
Eglinton Park has been the centre of North Toronto Soccer Cub activities for 30 years: home field for players ages 6 to 9, game field for other age groups, practice field for competitive teams, site of the North Toronto Summer Soccer Camp and home field for NTSC's Cups and Festivals.
The new NTSC Centre of Excellence indoor education facility is located in the spaces previously known as the “Referee Room”, the “Camp Office” and areas between them. In conjunction with the newly renovated east field, the Centre of Excellence provides an ideal, centralized location for coach, team and referee training programs and meetings, add new capabilities for the North Toronto Summer Soccer Camps, and provide a headquarters for Cups and Festivals.
The NTSC component of the project has been coordinated with the overall renovation of the Field House. This 1930 building (see photo below) has been updated to meet current standards.
Included in the renovations are 2 water bottle filling stations which are accessible to all users of the park when the building washrooms are open. Net storage and assembly has moved to the "back" or south side of the building. North Toronto Baseball continues to have use of their storage space at the northeast corner of the building.
Building renovation costs - excluding the NTSC space - are covered in the Capital Budget of the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation in the amount of $350,000.
The cost of reconfiguring and renovating the “Centre of Excellence” - an additional $150,000 - is entirely the responsibility of North Toronto Soccer Club. NTSC is also responsible for equipping and furnishing the Centre of Excellence.
The $40,000 cost of furnishing and equipping the Centre of Excellence has been made possible by the generous contributions of the following companies;
Training room furniture: Global Total Office
Security system and monitoring: Into-Electronics
Trophy case: Olympic Trophies
Television and coaches' tactical board: L&M Taylor Soccer
We are asking our membership to support the $150,000 cost of the renovation project with small (or not-so-small) investments that will ensure our success!
Club Member Player Investment = $25
Your player name will go on our website as a contributing member to the NTSC Centre of Excellence.
Club Family Investment = $50
Your player (or family) name will go on a plaque inside the NTSC Centre of Excellence to be seen by all members and visitors.
Club Builder’s Investment = $100
Your player (or family) name will be displayed in prominence on our website and inside the NTSC Centre of Excellence to be recognized by NTSC membership and community supporters.
Corporate Builder’s Investment = $1000
Your corporate name will be displayed in prominence on our website and inside the NTSC Centre of Excellence to be recognized by NTSC membership and community supporters.
Centre of Excellence Founder’s Investment = $5000
As a top tier supporter, your family name and/or business will be established in a permanent display case inside the NTSC Centre of Excellence to be recognized by NTSC membership and community supporters.
Investing in your club’s new facility is easy. Simply log onto the registration site, click “Sponsor” at the bottom of the page, and make a secure online payment.