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

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


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

Frances Nunziata


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

Deirdre Norman


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.

Tom Vye


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.

Carlo Vinco


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


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.

Cvitan Brkic


Cvitan was born in Toronto, has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management and is certified as a Payroll Compliance Practitioner. He currently works at Canada Post. He has been involved with the Oakville Hrvat Soccer Club.

Hannah McGregor


From Parkdale in Toronto’s West end, Hannah is an avid athlete and hockey player. She graduated from St. Francis Xavier University and is working in the Marketing industry. She volunteers at hockey camps, and other not-for-profit organizations.

Maria Gervasi


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


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.

Fana Seife


Fana is a public servant and member of the local community. She brings strong strategic orientation, policy analysis, negotiation, and community building skills to the board. She is committed to inclusion and equity.

Eugenia Evans


Eugenia runs a small local business and has lived in the community for over 25 years.  Raising two boys and one girl who not only played but thrived playing hockey at George Bell. She brings her organizational and networking skills to the Board.
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