Milton Velodrome FAQ’s

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)

Multi-purpose Infield

•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.

Existing Velodromes

•Carson City Velodrome
•Manchester 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

•Local suppliers/consultants

•Legal counsel

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

2 thoughts on “Milton Velodrome FAQ’s

  • May 5, 2012 at 12:50 pm
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    I JUST SPENT A TIME AT THE MILTON HOSPITAL AND IT IS OVER CROWDED AND THE STAFF OVER WORKED. I AM BEING FORCED TO ATTEND ANY TREATMENTS I NEED AT OAKVILLE TRAFALGAR BECAUSE OUR MILTON HOSPITAL CAN’T HELP ME. I AM JUST ONE OF MANY THOUSANDS OF MILTON RESIDENTS THAT CAN’T WAIT FOR THE HOSPITAL TO BE EXTENDED OR REBUILT TO SERVICE THE POPULATION. WE HAVE A HOSPITAL THAT IS BEYOND IT’S EXPIRY DATE. WILL THE VELODROME HAVE HOSPITAL BEDS, OPERATING ROOMS MORE OR BETTER EQUIPTED STAFF. I DON’T THINK SO, ONLY MORE EXCUSES. WHY DID WE NOT URGE THE PROVINICAL AND FEDERAL GOVERMENTS GET INVOLVED IN HOSPITAL FUNDING. THE PROVINICAL GOVT MADE PROMISES TO US ABOUT THE HOSPITAL ONLY AFTER OAKVILLE WAS TAKEN CARE OF, AND STILL TO THIS DATE THERE IS NO SHOVEL IN THE GROUND FOR THAT EXERCISE. TELL ME MR CLEUTT WHEN ARE YOU AND YOUR PALS GET OFF YOUR BUTTS TO TAKE CARE OF RESIDENTS IN THIS FAST GROWING CITY. IF YOU GUYS WEREN’T IN BED WITH THE DEVELOPERS WHO HAVE RAPED OUR CITY WE WOULD HAVE BETTER SERVICES FOR OUR PEOPLE SUCH AS A HOSPITAL. NO USE CRYING OVER THIS LOST CAUSE. I JUST HOPE THAT THE ANY BODY PARTCIPATING IN THE GAMES AT THE VELODROME OR BEING A SPECTATOR DOESN’T NEED A HOSPITAL TO GO TOO IN CASE OF INJURY BUT OUR LITTLE HOSPITAL WON’T BE SUITABLE.

    I CHALLENGE YOU, DO YOU REALLY CARE?

    TOM LARGE
    MILTON RESIDENT

  • May 7, 2012 at 4:39 pm
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    Hi Tom. Thanks for your comments and I agree with your frustration regarding the speed of the hospital expansion.

    Only recently did the provincial government give the green light for expansion. After many years of Milton residents demading from the provincial government that our hospital be expanded. Just a month or so ago, the government released funding of $22.5 million dollars to go to the planning and development. It will take probably until 2016/17 to get it all completed and the final tally of costs have yet to be calculated.

    Funding of the hospital is purely the provincial governments mandate due to the Health Canada Act and the federal government cant allocate money to go to the construction of the hospital.

    Regarding the velodrome, the funding for that project, as outlined in my blogs and statements that I have made and in the business plan, can not be redirected from its original purpose.

    If that was the case, we would have done that years ago. Development Charges Act 1997 specifically tells the municipalities what the DC’s can go to fund and what it cant. We can NOT use DC’s to fund hospital expansions etc.

    The funds collected from the DC’s are for recreational facilities and the velodrome is a multi purpose recreational facility.

    Thanks again for your comments.

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