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Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport

The award-winning Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport is the fourth and final phase of a $98 million Varsity Centre complex renewal.

The multi-storey complex, which received a $22.5 million investment by the Province of Ontario, fills a critical gap in Ontario’s high performance sport infrastructure.

It is a facility like no other in the province, fostering synergies between sport science research and teaching, sport medicine, athlete training, coaching and world-class competition.

The building has been designed to welcome anyone from the University and local community who is interested in physical activity and sport - from students, faculty and staff looking for a great place to work out, to intercollegiate, intramural and international-level student-athletes coming to train, practice and compete.

The Goldring Centre features:

  • leading edge sport science laboratories for teaching and research,
  • a state-of-the-art sport medicine clinic,
  • a strength and conditioning centre overlooking the Varsity Centre stadium, and
  • a 2,000-seat, international standard field house for basketball and volleyball.

With the endorsement of several national and provincial sport governing bodies, including the Canadian Olympic Committee, Athletics Canada, Swim Canada, Volleyball Ontario and Ontario’s bid committee for the 2015 Pan Am Games, the Goldring Centre delivers on the promise of renewing Ontario’s ability to support high performance athletes.

The Goldring Centre officially opened in November 2014. The Campaign for the Goldring Centre was officially concluded in December 2016. Learn more about this amazing facility in Pursuit, Fall 2014.

The realization of the Goldring Centre for High Performance can be attributed to a team of committed supporters from our community. Campaign advisers, under the leadership of Chair Patrick O’Hanlon, played a key role in seeing the project to fruition. We are grateful to our campaign advisers and founding benefactors.

You can still contribute to the long term success of this ground breaking facility. Either make an online donation or contact the Advancement Office for naming opportunities in the Goldring Centre.