Sunday, 27 April 2014
In partnership with our partners in the Hispanic Development Council TorontotheBetter has, for some time, been exploring the possibility of a new soccer facility for an under-served area of north Toronto. The planned Cruyff Court facility, named after Dutch soccer legend Johann Cruyff would be the first in Canada and would replicate similar community Johann Cruyff Foundation facilities around the world. On Sunday April 27, 2014, as part of our search for suitable locations in the north-west of the city, we visited the home of the Toronto Azzurri club and viewed its playing field and splendid new clubhouse near the intersection of Keele and Steeles streets. Bob Iarusci of Toronto Azzurri showed the facilities to fellow-North American Soccer League veteran Taodhg Burns, of TorontotheBetter, and colleague Matia Ahumada of the Chilean Consulate in Toronto and Red Panamericana (TorontotheBetter's social economy development partnership with the Hispanic Development Council).