Blessed Sacrament School Field
A new artificial turf field in North Toronto
North Toronto Soccer Club will have access to a new artificial turf field in our community beginning in September 2015!
This high-quality field is nearing completion at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, 24 Bedford Park Ave, just west of Yonge Street one block north of Lawrence Avenue and steps from the Lawrence subway station north entrance.
- NTSC is partnering with the school parents and the Toronto Catholic District School Board and. The field will be used extensively by students who until now have been playing on asphalt.
- This 7v7 field will be lined for games. It will be available to North Toronto Soccer Club on most weeknights and weekends from mid-March to November; nearly twice as many weeks as are permitted on school grass fields (mid-May to September). Some activities at this field will free up time at other turf locations.
- The turf blades will be soft yet strong Righturf tufted polyethylene fibres, providing a playing surface that feels and plays like natural grass. The infill material will be Envirofill coated sand, non-rubber and non-abrasive. The 20mm thick shock-absorption underpad will enhance player safety and help minimize injuries. Rainwater will disperse quickly through the multi-layer drainage system.
- This will be NTSC’s first outdoor artificial 7v7 field, available for U9 and U10 league matches, development programs for younger players and training sessions for most ages. A 7v7 artificial field has been identified as a gap in NTSC’s access to quality facilities.
The cost of the project is approximately $600,000, with North Toronto Soccer Club contributing $292,000 for 12 years of field use under a Shared Use Agreement between TCDSB and NTSC in effect through 2027.
North Toronto Soccer Club players pay a modest amount from each season’s fees into the NTSC Facilities Fund. The total dollars paid into this fund in 2014 and 2015 will cover much of the club’s investment in this project.
Blessed Sacrament Catholic School 24 Bedford Park Avenue, Toronto M5M1H9
LAWRENCE subway station on LINE 1 (Yonge/University); north entrance at Bedford Park Ave.