Learn all about the arena, including location, specifications, and more.
Progress to Date
Keep up to date with the progress of the GTA Centre project with this timeline of milestones.
Benefits To Markham
The Markham community would benefit in a variety of ways from the development of the GTA Centre.
Support For The Project
Many individuals, associations, small, medium and large businesses have written letters of support, some of which are posted here.
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What People Are Saying
- David Black, Owner of The Monopoly Group
"Some people think this will be paid for through taxes. It's paid for through a development levy. And development is OK with that. We don't get opportunities like this every day. Some councilors believe all of Markham is against this plan. They're wrong. You can’t just listen to the few."
- Frank E. Russo Jr., Senior Vice President at Global Spectrum
"Global Spectrum’s commitment to the City of Markham and to Graeme Roustan and GTASE remains firm. We look forward to offering Greater Toronto Area fans a much needed and more convenient alternative. Like the New York City Metropolitan area, this market deserves and demands another arena and we look forward to delivering the events, amenities and great customer service that fans have grown accustomed to at Global Spectrum managed facilities."
- Bob Nicholson, President and CEO of Hockey Canada
"It is great to hear that a new facility will be built in Markham. Now more notable players such as Steve Stamkos will continue to come out of the Markham area."
- Igor Larionov, Three-time Stanley Cup Champion and HHOF Member
"It was -18 Celsius on January 10th, 2009 in Red Square and Graeme was out there on the ice as my winger. Some would say that he was out of his element, on the ice with a famous Russian hockey player and playing in front of adoring fans. But Graeme was in his element as a team player."
- Brenda Andress, Commissioner of the Canadian Women's Hockey League
"I can tell you sincerely that the day I met Graeme Roustan, he listened to our vision and responded with support, giving our players hope that there were people out there ready to believe in our dream when so many others had not yet."