New UWindsor Recreation Complex To Be Called The Toldo Lancer Centre

Tuesday March 29th, 2022

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The new sports and recreation complex at the University of Windsor will be named the Toldo Lancer Centre.

The University says that the centre is being named after entrepreneur and philanthropist Anthony P. Toldo, who, during his lifetime, generously supported many local causes focusing primarily on vital health services.
To continue his legacy of philanthropy, he established the Toldo Foundation in 1996. After Mr. Toldo passed away from cancer in 2009, his son, Anthony G. (Tony) Toldo, took the helm of the foundation.

“Making an impact in the areas of health and wellness has been a priority for our family for generations,” said Tony Toldo. “We are confident the Toldo Lancer Centre will be a central hub for fitness and recreation activities for the campus and Windsor-Essex communities.”

The Toldo Lancer Centre is a state-of-the-art, accessible facility featuring a triple gymnasium with seating for 2,000 spectators; an eight-lane, 25-metre pool; a recreational walking/running track; a fitness centre; and multi-purpose rooms. Open to all, this community hub will help improve the health of residents in our region.

Set to open this fall, the $73 million complex will be able to host international, national, and provincial games and championships as well as large-scale events, conferences and more.

“The Toldo Lancer Centre is a bold and ambitious project with immense potential benefits for our campus communities and for Windsor-Essex. We are thrilled to be working in partnership to create this important focal point, which will bring communities together and to enhance health and wellness across the region. We believe this project will truly build our campus, build community, and build champions.” said Dr. Robert Gordon, UWindsor president and vice-chancellor.

This is the latest contribution of the Toldo Foundation to the University of Windsor. The Foundation also helped with the construction of the Anthony P. Toldo Health Education and Learning Centre, home to the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Nursing.

The Toldo Foundation funds scholarships, ground-breaking research, and learning spaces at the University enhancing experiences and expanding opportunities for students, staff, and faculty, building the University’s ability to better serve the Windsor-Essex community.

 

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