Board of Management

George Bell Arena is one of eight indoor ice arenas operated by a board of management. These City boards were established between the early 1950s and early 1970s by the former City of Toronto and Borough of East York as a means of engaging the local community in the decision making for managing these facilities.

To contact the board directly, please email georgebellboard@gmail.com

The mandate of George Bell Arena includes:

  • providing safe, full and equitable access to high quality indoor ice sport recreational facilities
  • allocating the use of the facility in a fair and equitable manner among local neighbourhood citizens and organizations and user groups, while bearing in mind the need to generate sufficient revenue to operate the facility at the lowest reasonable cost to the City of Toronto and its residents
  • developing proposed ice allocation schedules based on the applications received, and consistent with the targets and requirements set-out in the City’s Ice Allocation Policy and the objectives of the Relationship Framework, for approval by the General Manager, Parks, Forestry and Recreation

Composition:

  • Councillor for Ward 11
  • 10 public members
  • 1 non-voting staff member from the Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division

Frances Nunziata

Councillor

Frances Nunziata is Council Speaker and City Councillor for Ward 11, York South-Weston. A proud member of YSW, Frances serves on various community committees as well as city committees.

Contact Councillor Nunziata’s office at

(416) 392 4091

councillor_nunziata@toronto.ca

http://www.councillornunziata.com/

Deirdre Norman

Chair

Deirdre is a long-time member of the community who brings her skills in communication, planning and organization to the George Bell Arena Board. She is an advocate for equity and accessibility.

Michael Gusche

Secretary

Michael has experience in capital construction and facility management. He has worked in the municipal engineering field for over 32 years. Michael has served the community by volunteering his entire adult life in Scouting and his church.

Carlo Vinco

Treasurer

Carlo has lived in the community for 5 years. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto. He worked in arenas on a part-time basis while attending school. He currently works as an analyst in E-Commerce.

Bruce Tokiwa

Member

Bruce Tokiwa was born and raised in Mississauga, and graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a BBA. Bruce has volunteered with the George Bell Hockey Association (board, coach and instructor) and George Bell Arena.

Tom Vye

Member

Tom is a senior software development manager with 20 years of software application and management experience. He is also a coach with Annette Baseball, the Etobicoke Dolphins, Etobicoke Girls Softball and the George Bell Hockey Association.

Greg Houser

Member

Greg has practised as a lawyer for nearly 20 years, the last 15 years as a civil litigator. In 2016, after coaching T-ball and Rookie ball for three seasons, he became House League Convenor at the Annette Baseball Association.

Maria Gervasi

Member

Born, raised and schooled in Etobicoke Maria has excelled in a number of seasonal sports at a competitive level in Provincial Leagues. She has also volunteered for a number of years with the Etobicoke Dolphins Girls Hockey League.

Vincent Berry

Member

Vincent has been a Torontonian since 1991. Two of his three kids played at the arena, the third is a terrific soccer player. Vince coaches hockey and soccer. He has experience working on boards and brings this expertise to George Bell Arena.

John Lewis

Member

John Lewis has three children, all of whom played hockey at George Bell Arena. John has lived in the Junction community for over 25 years. He has extensive experience working with not-for-profit organizations.

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