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Improvements to courts were funded by a $50,000 sponsorship by Saputo

June 6, 2018
Simone Joseph

The tennis court at Torii Park in the Ward 3 neighbourhood of East Woodbridge, has been refurbished with penetration asphalt, which is meant to be softer on the feet, acrylic surfacing, new nets and posts, and a new fence meshing.

Improvements to the existing tennis courts were funded largely by a $50,000 sponsorship by Saputo, a dairy company and local employer in Vaughan.

Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, council members and Vaughan staff joined corporate leaders from Saputo, along with representatives from the Veneto Tennis Club, to formally open the Saputo Tennis Courts. As part of Saputo’s commitment to be an engaged corporate citizen, the company established the Saputo Legacy Program -- an initiative to invest in communities where it operates by helping fund the improvement of sport and health facilities.

The total cost of the tennis court refurbishment is approximately $156,000, with the city funding the remaining amount.

Located just north of Highway 7, between Pine Valley Drive and Aberdeen Avenue, Torii Park features a triple tennis court, basketball court, playground and baseball diamond. Also refurbished is a new playground facility, along with a gazebo and seating area.

For more information about Vaughan parks and other public amenities, visit vaughan.ca.