Milton Velodrome FAQ’s
Courtesy of www.milton.ca
What is a Velodrome?
•An arena for track cycling (approximately 120,000 square feet)
•A banked oval track consisting of two 180-degree circular bends, connected by two straights (The straights transition to the circular turn through a moderate easement curve)
•The infield (middle) of the track can be used for other recreational/event purposes, such as basketball, volleyball, badminton, soccer and trade shows, and is approximately the size of three basketball courts.
•Carson City Velodrome
•Manchester Velodrome, infield event
How was Milton selected as the preferred velodrome site for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games?
September 23, 2011
•Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games committee approached the Town of Milton with the possibility to bid for a permanent velodrome
October 12, 2011
•Toronto 2015 committee invited the Town of Milton to submit Expression of Interest
October 17, 2011
•Milton Council resolution to explore two location options – the Milton Education Village as a permanent location and Derry Green Business Park as a temporary location
November 21, 2011
•Council Report: COMS-047-11
•Indication of support received (including letters from Laurier University, the Canadian Cycling Association and land donation)
•Further direction required from Toronto 2015 to reduce capital cost and local host share
December 5, 2011
•Council Report: COMS-050-11
•Milton Council authorized the Town of Milton to commit to funding local share based on a $40-million project
•Next step identified was to engage Sierra Planning to undertake Business Plan
•Required to report back to Council with results of Business Plan and due diligence process
Where is the money coming from to build the velodrome?
•$22 million: Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games organizing committee
•$19.8 million: Local share (includes 44% of the project cost at $40-million, plus site servicing/parking costs)
◦Town of Milton share confirmed at $3.8 million: Re-allocation of funds for future recreational facilities to serve community needs
◦Milton Education Village commitment at $2.5 million: Town of Milton to finance the Milton Education Village commitment; if timing is delayed, a contingency plan will be developed
◦Private sector partnership commitment at $13.5 million: This includes – pledged donations, sponsorship, in-kind services and fundraising support
•Peter Gilgan/Mattamy Group: $9 million committed
•TD Canada Trust: Tim Hockey and team
•Milton Energy and Generation Solutions
•TSAM Investment Group Inc. •GreenLife Energy
Where will the velodrome be located?
•Within the Milton Education Village: Louis St Laurent and Tremaine Road
•Adjacent to proposed location for Laurier University
Planned transportation links to the velodrome location:
•Public transit routes
•Cycling lanes on Tremaine Road
•GO station proposed at new Tremaine Road 401 interchange
•Town undertaking Secondary Plan for Milton Education Village and update to Trails/Cycling Master Plan in 2012
What will the velodrome be used for once the Pan/Parapan American Games are finished?
•Sierra Planning and Management, in cooperation with the JF Group have been retained by the Town to undertake a Milton based business plan for the legacy phase of the facility:
◦Discussions have been initiated with local/regional/national/international cycling groups with meetings, surveys and interviews planned to determine demand for the facility.
◦Discussions will be initiated with local sport organizations for infield use potential.
◦The extent of municipal risk associated with business plan projections will be verified.
•The facility will be used for a number of international, national and provincial competitions, creating a positive economic impact on the business community in Milton.
•There will be a significant opportunity for a high performance and local cycling legacy, as well as community recreational use.
What are the Milton velodrome timelines?
•January 2012: Business plan commenced
•Late January 2012: Report to Milton Council on business plan recommendations
•Late January 2012: Binding agreements to be signed following project approval by Milton Council
•Spring/summer 2012: Ground breaking and construction commences
•Summer 2014: Targeted completion date
•June/July 2015: Pan/Parapan American Games