Milton Velodrome wins two awards

  • April 13, 2016
  • Stephanie Lai

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In a press release dated April 12, the Town of Milton announced that the Mattamy National Cycling Centre (the Velodrome) was recognized with two awards at the Milton Council meeting on April 11.

The Centre was awarded the 2016 Parks and Recreation Ontario Award of Excellence in Design for "demonstrating high standards of planning, design, community involvement, operation and maintenance, quality of aesthetics, usability, accessibility and versatility." The Centre also received an award from the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers Hamilton Halton for 2015 Project of the Year in the Community Project Category.

"The Mattamy National Cycling Centre is unique in both its design and the diverse nature of the activities that we offer. Consultants are now asking us to share with them the experience and knowledge that we gained to use for their work on other facilities," Milton Mayor Gord Krantz said in the release. "I am more than pleased to say that the facility is already a highly successful attraction for many, whether they are international, national, provincial or our very own Milton residents."

The Centre was built for the 2015 Pan Am Games (TORONTO 2015) and is the first of its kind in Canada. It meets top international standards set by the International Cycling Union and operates as a recreation centre as well as a "cycling-focused high performance facility."

Because of the facility's uses, there was a need for a well-designed space to ensure that various activities could be carried out at the same time. According to the release, the design team consisted of "the Town of Milton and their consultants, along with Cycling Canada, Ontario Sports Solutions, TORONTO 2015 and Infrastructure Ontario."

The release also says that while the Centre is still in its early years, there is already a waitlist for potential participants for many of the programs offered at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre.

To read the full release, click here.
For more information on the Mattamy National Cycling Centre, click here.