On Saturday, January 3, officers from the 51 Division Community Response Unit (CRU), along with, Carlton the Bear, retired Toronto Maple Leaf players Wendel Clark, Mark Osbourne and Gary Leeman helped to dedicate the refurbished Regent Park outdoor rink.
The rink included newly improved change rooms, washrooms, benches, and rubber matting. 51 Division CRU officers assisted with a learn-to-skate session, which involved approximately 40 kids who were outfitted with donated skates.
The Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment Foundation contributed $2 million to develop the Regent Park Athletic Grounds, which include the hockey rink, a soccer pitch, and cricket pitch as well as a basketball court. Construction of the athletic grounds is a capital project of the MLSE Foundation, developed in cooperation with Toronto Community Housing, the Hockey Canada Foundation and The Daniels Corporation. The completion of the Athletic grounds is expected to be in the fall of 2015.