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About the TSC: Interview with Co-chair Nick Pierre

Date: October 28, 2016 Author: Nick Pierre Categories: Success Stories

“Toronto Skateboarding Committee’s (TSC) Co-chair, Nick Pierre, talks about what the TSC does for the skateboarding community in Toronto. Skateboarding is a growing culture within the GTA and the TSC is there to make sure that the voices of skaters are heard when talking about the development of skateparks and skatepark programming. After explaining what the TSC does for the community, Nick took some time to shred Lake Devo at Ryerson University.” See video below. Phillip La Rosa,...

TSC Youth Skate Jam and Forum 2015

Date: April 5, 2016 Author: Nick Pierre Categories: Inspirational Stories | Success Stories

Last fall the TSC won a grant from Evergreen Foundation via Jane’s Walk to host a small youth event aimed at increasing youth participation in TSC decision-making. On Oct 15th, 2015, a group of young skaters met at Toronto City Hall for the TSC Youth Skate Jam and Forum. Following a brief session there, the group traveled by foot and skateboard to Lake Devo (aka The Pond) at Ryerson University where we skated one of the smoothest concrete slabs in the city. Despite conflicts with rain and...

Student initiative gets new Skatepark in Malvern

Date: June 3, 2015 Author: torontoskateboarding Categories: Inspirational Stories | Local Inititives | Success Stories

      Students of Lester B. Pearson C.I. who were interested in skateboarding, and their teacher Randy Pedersen, noticed that there was a strong presence of skateboarders in the area, so they created their own Skateboard Club at school, and reached out to a community councillor, as well as the City of Toronto to get a skateboard park built in Malvern.       The hard work of the Skateboard Club helped them receive a Pro Action Grant from the Toronto Police and the support of Malvern...

Success: City Budget Approves Skateboarding Policy!

Date: March 11, 2015 Author: Nick Pierre Categories: Success Stories

  Big news! The city has now committed money in the budget to skateboarding and has been officially directed to work with TSC in developing skateparks in the Recreation Facilities Plan. This will insure that the skateboarding community of Toronto will be well represented and consulted in all current and future skateboarding issues and projects, such as fixing current skateparks, building new skateparks and new skateboarding programs. Thanks to City Councillor Janet Davis for putting the...

Developing Skateboarding in Belize

Date: January 29, 2015 Author: Ariel Stagni Categories: Inspirational Stories | Success Stories

In the country of Belize, as is true in many Central American countries, the last 10 years have brought increased rates of violent crimes. Sixty percent of the population of Belize is under 19 years old, and 30% of Belize homicides occur among youths between the ages of 14-24. These crimes are concentrated in urban areas, including the south side of Belize City. In late 2014, Toronto Skateboard Committee (TSC) member, Jody Gyivicsan, acting as Advisor of Youth Participation and Governance to...

Let us Roam - Ray Barbee

Date: April 1, 2014 Author: Simon McCaffrey Categories: Success Stories

Here is an inspirational short video by Ray Barbee (One of the godfathers of stylish street skating) on how skateboarding opened his life to a world of possiblities.  LET US ROAM - Ray Barbee from Let Us Roam on Vimeo.

Big O Rebirth

Date: November 1, 2013 Author: Simon McCaffrey Categories: Success Stories

Big O is a legendary skate spot in Montreal that was facing demolition due to construction in the area. Through the hard work of a group of people, they were able to save the spot and have it relocated. Checkout the video.


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