Parc Downsview Park Inc.

Parc Downsview Park Inc.

May 04, 2007 09:18 ET

Parc Downsview Park Inc. Welcomes a New Member to Its Board of Directors

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 4, 2007) - Parc Downsview Park Inc. (PDP) is pleased to welcome Mr. Carlo Di Gioacchino to its Board of Directors. The Government of Canada has appointed Mr. Di Gioacchino as a Director of PDP for a term of four years.

Mr. Di Gioacchino holds a bachelor of arts degree in commercial and administrative studies from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Di Gioacchino has over 25 years of experience in various roles within the telecommunications industry. He is currently employed as vice-president at Futureway Communications Inc. where he is involved in deploying leading-edge technologies to newly constructed residential and industrial developments around the Greater Toronto Area. Mr. Di Gioacchino is also involved in other businesses including the development of a student residence under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) - a recognized standard and rating system for measuring building sustainability, designed to reduce negative environmental impacts and improve the health and well-being of residents.

"I would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to Mr. Di Gioacchino," said Professor Thomas Symons, Acting Chair of the Board. "Mr. Di Gioacchino will be of great benefit to PDP as it continues to deliver on its mandate."

Commenting on the appointment, PDP President and CEO Tony Genco said, "I am confident that Mr. Di Gioacchino will be an excellent contributor to the Board. Mr. Di Gioacchino's involvement in and significance of LEED certification is of particular interest to PDP and supports our vision of being a unique urban recreational green space, based on principles of environmental, economic and social sustainability for all Canadians to enjoy in all seasons for generations to come. We look forward to working with Mr. Di Gioacchino and welcome him to the Board."

"I am pleased to be appointed to the Board of Parc Downsview Park Inc.," said Mr. Di Gioacchino. "I strongly believe my experience will bring great value to Downsview Park and I look forward to working with the team."

Professor Symons noted the completion of Mr. Toni Varone's term as a Board member and said, "I would like to thank Toni Varone for his support and faithful service to the development of PDP. As a founding Board member, Toni has been instrumental in fostering PDP's vision and mandate.

Downsview Park consists of 572 acres on one of the most significant elevations of land in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area. Formerly a military base (CFB Toronto), the site was designated by the Government of Canada in 1994 to be developed as "a unique urban recreational green space for the enjoyment of future generations." Sixty per cent of the land is proposed to public open space, parks and recreational uses. The Park attracts more than 900,000 visitors annually and is home to numerous enterprises, including the Toronto Aerospace Museum, The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, The Toronto Wildlife Centre, Area 51 Paintball and Downsview Park's Action Sports Complex - featuring Downsview Park GrandPrix Kartways, the HoopDome and The Hangar, which offers indoor soccer and beach volleyball. Downsview Park also hosts a roster of community and school programs year-round to create a vibrant resource for the national community. All these attractions and a host of other business relationships and opportunities help to set the stage for the future development of an internationally significant sustainable community at Downsview Park.

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  • Parc Downsview Park Inc.
    Meline Beach
    Director, Public Affairs & Communications
    (416) 954-0040