Ron Joyce, the former police officer who turned Tim Horton's into an iconic international franchise, has donated $10-million toward the construction of McMaster University's new stadium. The stadium will be built next to the University's Athletics & Recreation Centre, which is currently undergoing a major expansion.
"It's a tremendous gift for McMaster, and for the entire Hamilton community, and we are extremely grateful," said Peter George, president of McMaster University. "Mr. Joyce's generous donation affirms our commitment to the scholar/athlete tradition, enabling our students to participate in inter-collegiate athletics at the highest level, and in a wide range of intra-mural sports. Our participation in football, soccer and other outdoor sports, coupled with the Hamilton community's growing need for such facilities, has made the construction of the Ronald V. Joyce Stadium a necessity."
"Sports and recreation of all types are vital to the development of people of all ages," said Mr. Joyce. "McMaster is a great school with winning sports teams, and I'm proud to be able to help McMaster and its students to build a stadium showcasing its range of athletic programs; one that will also boost school spirit and good health. This stadium will be a tremendous asset for both the University and the Hamilton community."