TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Aug. 13, 2010) – Parc Downsview Park Inc.’s (PDP) Board of Directors today announced that it has named William (Bill) Bryck as its new President and CEO.
Mr. Bryck brings over 30 years of extensive business expertise, and possesses extensive real estate and development experience having served with Markborough Properties, Enterprise Property Group, CB Richard Ellis Management Services and others. Most recently, he served as Acting Vice Principal, Operations and Finance of Queen’s University in Kingston, ON. Mr. Bryck holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and is a Chartered Accountant.
“We are at the next phase of our progress as we strive to fulfill our mandate of creating this national urban park on a self-financing basis. We are a park first, committed to our values, and as we move forward with our ambitious efforts to create Downsview Park as a model for sustainable development, it was apparent that we needed someone at the helm whose feet are firmly planted in the world of business,” said PDP Board Chair David Soknacki. “Mr. Bryck brings the depth and breadth of expertise that will be instrumental and critical in making Downsview Park more than a traditional park, but a new way of living in the 21st century.”
“I am honored to be joining Downsview Park as President and CEO at this exciting and pivotal time,” Mr. Bryck said. “This is a unique and challenging opportunity of which I am very proud to have been appointed. This is more than the alteration of landscape, but promises to become a tangible representation of life and living in the imminent future – an inspiring prototype to be reveled the world over.”
About Downsview Park
Formerly a military base (CFB Toronto), Parc Downsview Park Inc. (PDP) was established by the Government of Canada, stipulating that the land be developed as “a unique urban recreational greenspace for the enjoyment of future generations.” Downsview Park is self-financing, independent of government funding and is being designed to support environmental, social and economic sustainability. Of its 572 acres, a substantial majority are committed to public open space and recreational use. Downsview Park engages the public through its year-round seasonal, cultural and special events, and educational and recreational programs. It is also home to the Downsview Park Sports Centre. These features promote and broaden awareness of the significant historical, environmental and cultural characteristics that make Downsview Park unique. Over 1.5 million visits annually continues to establish Downsview Park as a unique park for all people and a modern park for all seasons.