Campus to celebrate first anniversary of the Toldo Lancer Centre

TLC turns oneThe campus community is invited to a celebration Thursday marking the first anniversary of the opening of the Toldo Lancer Centre.

Stop by for a short ceremony in the lobby at 11 a.m. Treats will be available while supplies last.

“In its first year of operation, the Toldo Lancer Centre has proven to be an asset to the campus and the Windsor community at large,” said Linda Rohr, dean of the Faculty of Human Kinetics. “We didn’t want this anniversary to pass by without celebrating the impact this facility has had.”

The Toldo Lancer Centre opened last year, adding 119,000 square feet of new space to the former St. Denis Centre. The centre is a hub for Lancer Recreation, including intramurals and fitness classes; the home of the blue and gold varsity sports teams; and a site for campus and community wellness.

In addition to being home to the Dennis Fairall Fieldhouse, the Toldo Lancer Centre includes a 25-metre pool that is fully accessible, a suspended track overlooking a new triple gymnasium, a fitness centre that spans two floors, and multi-purpose rooms for things such as personal training and spin classes.

Students have contributed $55 million toward the $73 million cost of the building. In its first year, the centre has hosted a total of nearly 590,000 visitors, including students, staff, faculty, and community members.

The building has also been featured in a Canadian architecture magazine and won an international award for its design.

—Sarah Sacheli