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TPASC MANAGING DIRECTOR ROBERT SINGLETON RECEIVES CITY OF TORONTO SPORT MEDAL OF DISTINCTION

MANAGING DIRECTOR ROBERT SINGLETON RECEIVES MEDAL OF DISTINCTION
City of Toronto celebrated the seventh annual Toronto Sport Hall of Honour induction ceremony at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre on June 4th one of its own was honoured at the annual event. 
Hall of Honour Awards Ceremony Photo

As the City of Toronto celebrated the seventh annual Toronto Sport Hall of Honour induction ceremony at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre on June 4th one of its own was honoured at the annual event. Robert Singleton, Managing Director of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, received the City of Toronto Sport Medal of Distinction for his contributions to sport in Toronto during is storied career.

Robert Singleton has had an expansive career in sport and entertainment and is the heart of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre. Robert was appointed as the inaugural Managing Director and first employee of the corporation in 2014, tasked with building a team of staff to open the facility and build a lasting legacy.

As a key venue for the 2015 Toronto Pan and Parapan Am Games, the Centre hosted seven events, and has since established itself as a premier location for high performance and community sports competitions. Over the past decade, Robert has expertly balanced the diverse needs of athletes, University of Toronto students, and Toronto community members, all while overseeing a team of over 300 full- and part-time staff.

Robert also served as Vice President for Molson Coors Canada from 1997 to 2004, where he led operations for the Molson Indy Racing Series in Toronto and Vancouver. As General Manager and Vice President of San Jose Grand Prix in 2005, he oversaw the development of the San Jose Grand Prix Cityscape Circuit. As Senior Vice President of Parc Downsview Park Inc, he transformed the park into a renowned sports and events venue, hosting iconic music festivals and various sports leagues.

Robert contributed significantly to the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Hockey Championship in Toronto. He volunteered as a member of the host organizing committee and head of the Logistical Committee, showcasing his unwavering dedication to promoting Toronto’s assets on the international stage. As told from his staff, Robert’s best skill is how much he cares – for the organization, but more importantly for the people that help to make it all possible, wherever he is.

Mayor Olivia Chow attended the ceremony, alongside the 18 new inductees honoured for their outstanding achievements and contributions to sports excellence in Toronto. 

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