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Petition: Lights at Ashbridges Skatepark

Date: December 4, 2017 Author: Nick Pierre Categories: Local Inititives

  Please sign and share the petition: Lights at Ashbridges Ashbridges Bay Skatepark is the largest and busiest Skatepark in southern Ontario. It is classified as a city wide Skatepark and is used extensively by people of all ages, skill levels, and multiple user groups. According to the Toronto skatepark user survey, it is by far the most popular skatepark in Toronto and attracts users from all over the city and the GTA. Typically a facility of this size would...

Dunbat Skate Jam: Wet and Wild

Date: September 19, 2015 Author: Jody Gyivicsan Categories: Local Inititives

Despite the rain, Toronto Skateboarding Committee & City of Toronto’s first ever Dunbat Skate Jam was a wet and wild success with over 100 skaters in attendance. Tunes were blasting, burgers were grilling and tons of prizes were awarded. In addition to the Jam, the new Dunbat mural by Oasis and Street ARToronto was unveiled. The day could not have been a success without everyone getting together (including an awesome Mom) to take turns squeegeeing the skatepark dry in time for the...

Take the Skatepark Survey!

Date: September 18, 2015 Author: Nick Pierre Categories: Local Inititives

The City of Toronto is conducting a survey of skateboarders and how Toronto's skateparks are being used. Please click the link and fill out the survey. This survery was designed in partnership with Toronto Skateboarding Commitee (TSC) and it's information will be shared back with the TSC, and will be very useful in helping to improve existing skateparks and plan for new ones in the future.      Details directly from the...

Hoof Skatepark Cleanup 2015

Date: June 16, 2015 Author: Jeff Gluck Categories: Inspirational Stories | Local Inititives

On Saturday May 16, 2015, some keen locals gathered to clean up Vanderhoof (Leonard Linton) skatepark, repair concrete and give the bowl a fresh coat of paint. Here are some photos from before, during and after. Special thanks to Steve Kotsopoulos for organizing and making it happen.

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...

State of Good Repair: Toronto Skateparks

Date: April 10, 2015 Author: Nick Fulton Categories: Local Inititives

Like all recreational facilities, skateparks require maintenance. Toronto has a large skateboarding population, with limited facilities. The heavy use of these skateparks leads to inevitable damage. While some repairs are for aesthetics or expansion, many are immediately necessary to address safety issues, and the longevity of the skatepark. [Separating concrete at Ashbridges Skatepark] The TSC has already begun documenting these issues and has assembled a damage report of the city's...

New Proposed design for West Lodge Skatepark

Date: April 18, 2014 Author: Simon McCaffrey Categories: Local Inititives

In 2013 the Parks Department began consulting with the public to get ideas for the Redevelopment of Westlodge Park in Parkdale, on Landsdowne Ave. between Queen St. W and Dundas St. W. (Click here to view in google maps). After the first meeting it was determined that there was a need in the community for space to skateboard and after a few more public consultations some design concepts were presented to include some skateboard elements into the park. This would not be a full skatepark, but...

Help raise money for Dunbat Skatepark

Date: April 1, 2014 Author: Simon McCaffrey Categories: Local Inititives

Dunbat has been one of downtown Toronto's only options for skateboarding outside for the past 11 years. Dunbat is 100% funded through donations, 100% built with free labour and 100% free to skate and chill all the time.  Click here to donate towards a great cause 

Help fund the underpass park

Date: March 10, 2014 Author: Simon McCaffrey Categories: Local Inititives

Toronto is in dire need of a sheltered skatepark with lights. Thing is it already has one but the City Of Toronto botched the layout, ground, and ramps so it is time to let skateboarders take over with the help from the Toronto Skateboard Committee and approval of the city to build something new. The park has plastic ramps that deteriorated in the first year The ledges in the basketball court get more use than the skatepark, and that's only going to lead to conflict between ball players and...

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