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The Sports Village / Berkeley Academy and Entertainment Centre Expansion

In its 20th year of operation, the award winning Sports Village has already established itself as a unique facility in Canada. While it is recognized as an excellent venue to play hockey, it is also earning widespread accolades in partnering with a variety of groups and organizations in producing outstanding athletes for the next level of their development, whether in the professional ranks of the NHL or the junior level at the OHL, or through athletic scholarships with many colleges and universities both in Canada, and in the United States. We are most proud of our working relationship with the Hill Academy for the past 8 years. Since their arrival the Hill Academy has grown exponentially at the Sports Village, both in attendance and successes as evidenced by the recent NHL draft (3 of the top ten drafts attended The Hill Academy at The Sports Village). The Hill Academy at the Sports Village are top of mind for professional scouts, coaches and the athletic departments of universities.

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Berkeley Objectives

• Create an exceptional 21st century learning environment with a flexible community athletic/ entertainment place.

• Create Berkeley Common village centre.

• First of its kind iHub in Vaughan.

• First of its kind to implement immersive technologies for teaching protocols.

• Forge Public-Private partnership to attract state-of-the-art technology (Cryogenics).

• Inspire local youth to develop start-up businesses.

• Partner with education and industry leaders; Alexion, YorkU, MaRs, Innovation Institute, C21 Canada, MindShare Learning to create internships, host innovative workshops and conduct research.

• Create sustainable and innovative energy efficient technology.

• First Canadian School or Structure to implement PaveGenTM power.

• Implement City Farmer horticulture and “Natural Kitchen” program.

• Global Partnerships to enhance and promote a diverse and international student body.

• Berkeley International will train and provide ESL to foreign workers with internships.

• Host and promote scholastic tournaments and elite Junior Hockey.

• Host and partner to promote at least mid-market music concerts.

• Promote and host education trade and curriculum symposiums.

• Host outdoor events within Berkeley Commons courtyard for graduations, symphonic concerts and other community-based events.

Berkeley Community Hub for Students and Residents

The Berkeley Academy Community Hub and all of its speciality programs are available to the community directly through the Academy or through the available city programs. These programs include:

  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Elite dance studio
  • Elite science labs and internships
  • Music including vocal/composition/band
  • Robotics and artificial intelligence programming
  • Startup incubator centre
  • Digital media technologies
  • Photography studios
  • Podcast studios booths
  • Horticultural program and rooftop gardens
  • Elite athletics and strength and conditioning centre with rehab and therapy clinic
  • A state-of-the-art workshare space

All of these programs boost advanced level programming, and studious designed to maximize student success. The Berkeley Academy’s unparalleled facilities will be available to the community through shared programs and access through the City of Vaughan’s Community programs.