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Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre

The Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre Inc. (TPASC) was established by City Council in October 2013 under the authority of the City of Toronto Act and Ontario Regulation 609/06Opens in new window. The TPASC is incorporated under the Ontario Business Corporations ActOpens in new window (OBCA), with the City and the University of Toronto as equal shareholders.

The mandate of TPASC is to operate and maintain the Sports Centre on behalf of the shareholders. The Sports Centre includes an aquatic centre and field house developed for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games and is maintained as a legacy facility for use by the City, the university and sports organizations.

Board responsibilities

The board is responsible for supervising the management of the business and affairs of the TPASC, including the following:

  • appointing the officers of TPASC Inc. and hiring senior managers;
  • ensuring TPASC Inc. operates and is open and accessible to users to maximize its use, and that it is maintained in good repair and safe operating condition;
  • ensuring TPASC Inc. conducts its operations and affairs in accordance with policies, objectives, and directions determined by the board or the shareholders or co-owners;
  • approving business and strategic plans, financial strategies, and operating and capital budgets for TPASC Inc. and ensuring compliance by TPASC Inc.;
  • ensuring TPASC Inc. complies with applicable laws and agreements; and
  • ensuring that actions or decisions requiring co-owner or shareholder approval are not authorized, undertaken, or approved by the board or by TPASC Inc. without the required prior approval of the co-owners or shareholders.

Board size and composition

The board consists of 10 members and is composed of:

  • 5 Directors appointed by the Governing Council of the University of Toronto;
  • the Director of Community Recreation in Parks, Forestry and Recreation;
  • the General Manager of Parks, Forestry and Recreation or their designate;
  • the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer or their designate; and
  • 2 public members.

Term of office

Public members of the board are appointed for two years, and serve until their successors are appointed.

Eligibility

In addition to the general eligibility requirements in the Public Appointments Policy, the OBCA contains specific eligibility requirementsOpens in new window for directors of corporate boards. Public members are also ineligible if they or their immediate family members currently are, or in the 12 month period prior to their appointment taking effect were, employees, officers, directors or agents, as the case may be:

  • of the University of Toronto or members of its Governing Council;
  • of TPASC Inc.;
  • of licensees, leaseholders, or tenants of or at TPASC Inc.;
  • of the Legacy Fund Allocations Committee, the Toronto Foundation, or such other body or organization from time-to-time involved in reviewing or approving allocations from the Legacy Fund; and
  • of other Beneficiary Legacy Facilities (other than TPASC Inc.) which are eligible for allocations from the Legacy Fund.

Qualifications

Board members should collectively represent a range of expertise including:

  • financial management expertise;
  • business management and operating expertise;
  • corporate governance expertise; and
  • a youthful perspective.

At least one of the public members appointed by City Council must have financial management expertise.

Meetings

The board meets at least four times a year. Additional meetings may be called by the Chair. Once a year, one meeting of the board is open to the public.

Remuneration

Board members do not receive remuneration but may be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses in attending meetings in accordance with a policy approved by the board.

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Membership

The current and historical Appointments for this body.

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City Council appointed two public members to the TPASC Board at its April 2019 meeting. Applications are always being accepted for future vacancies.