Hamilton is a port city in the Canadian province of Ontario. An industrialized city in the Golden Horseshoe at the west end of Lake Ontario, Hamilton has a population of 536,917, a metropolitan population of 747,545; the city is located about 60 km southwest of Toronto, with which the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is formed. On January 1, 2001, the current boundaries of Hamilton was created through the amalgamation of the original city with other municipalities of the Regional Municipality of Hamilton-Wentworth. Residents of the city are known as Hamiltonians. Since 1981, the metropolitan area has been listed as the ninth largest in Canada and the third largest in Ontario. Hamilton is home to the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, the Bruce Trail, McMaster University, Redeemer University College and Mohawk College. McMaster University is ranked 4th in Canada and 77th in the world by Times Higher Education Rankings 2018–19 and has a well-known medical school. In pre-colonial times, the Neutral First Nation used much of the land but were driven out by the Five Nations who were allied with the British against the Huron and their French allies.
A member of the Iroquois Confederacy provided the route and name for Mohawk Road, which included King Street in the lower city. Following the United States gaining independence after their American Revolutionary War, in 1784, about 10,000 United Empire Loyalists settled in Upper Canada, chiefly in Niagara, around the Bay of Quinte, along the St. Lawrence River between Lake Ontario and Montreal; the Crown granted them land in these areas in order to develop Upper Canada and to compensate them for losses in the United States. With former First Nations lands available for purchase, these new settlers were soon followed by many more Americans, attracted by the availability of inexpensive, arable land. At the same time, large numbers of Iroquois, allied with Britain arrived from the United States and were settled on reserves west of Lake Ontario as compensation for lands they lost in what was now the United States. During the War of 1812, British regulars and Canadian militia defeated invading American troops at the Battle of Stoney Creek, fought in what is now a park in eastern Hamilton.
The town of Hamilton was conceived by George Hamilton, when he purchased farm holdings of James Durand, the local Member of the British Legislative Assembly, shortly after the War of 1812. Nathaniel Hughson, a property owner to the north, cooperated with George Hamilton to prepare a proposal for a courthouse and jail on Hamilton's property. Hamilton offered the land to the crown for the future site. Durand was empowered by Hughson and Hamilton to sell property holdings which became the site of the town; as he had been instructed, Durand circulated the offers at York during a session of the Legislative Assembly, which established a new Gore District, of which the Hamilton townsite was a member. This town was not the most important centre of the Gore District. An early indication of Hamilton's sudden prosperity was marked by the fact that in 1816 it was chosen over Ancaster, Ontario that year to be the administrative center for the new Gore District. Another dramatic economic turnabout for Hamilton occurred in 1832 when a canal was cut through the outer sand bar that enabled Hamilton to become a major port.
A permanent jail was not constructed until 1832, when a cut-stone design was completed on Prince's Square, one of the two squares created in 1816. Subsequently, the first police board and the town limits were defined by statute on February 13, 1833. Official city status was achieved on June 9, 1846, by an act of Parliament, 9 Victoria Chapter 73. By 1845, the population was 6,475. In 1846, there were useful roads to many communities as well as stage coaches and steamboats to Toronto and Niagara. Eleven cargo schooners were owned in Hamilton. Eleven churches were in operation. A reading room provided access to newspapers from other cities and from England and the U. S. In addition to stores of all types, four banks, tradesmen of various types, sixty-five taverns, industry in the community included three breweries, ten importers of dry goods and groceries, five importers of hardware, two tanneries, three coachmakers, a marble and a stone works; as the city grew, several prominent buildings were constructed in the late 19th century, including the Grand Lodge of Canada in 1855, West Flamboro Methodist Church in 1879, a public library in 1890, the Right House department store in 1893.
The first commercial telephone service in Canada, the first telephone exchange in the British Empire, the second telephone exchange in all of North America were each established in the city between 1877–78. The city had several interurban electric street railways and two inclines, all powered by the Cataract Power Co. Though suffering through the Hamilton Street Railway strike of 1906, with industrial businesses expanding, Hamilton's population doubled between 1900 and 1914. Two steel manufacturing companies and Dofasco, were formed in 1910 and 1912, respectively. Procter & Gamble and the Beech-Nut Packing Company opened manufacturing plants in 1914 and 1922 their first outside the US. Population and economic growth continued until the 1960s. In 1929 the city's first high-rise building, the Pigott Building, was constructed.
The Saskatoon Hilltops are a junior Canadian football team based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The Hilltops play in the six-team Prairie Football Conference, part of the Canadian Junior Football League and compete annually for the Canadian Bowl; the team was founded in 1921 as a senior team in the Saskatchewan Rugby Football Union, which it played in until 1936. Two years after WW II the team reorganized in 1947. Beginning in 1953, the Hilltops have won 21 Canadian Bowl championships, the most of any Canadian junior football team in history; the Hilltops are the only CJFL team to win five consecutive Canadian Bowls, having done so between 2014 and 2018. The Hilltops play their home games on the Saskatoon Minor Football Field at Gordie Howe Sports Complex; the Hilltops entered the playoffs with 2 losses which resulted in a first place standing. On October 19, 2014 their first play off game against the Winnipeg Rifles was finalized with a 43 to 13 score in favour of the Hilltops; the Hilltops proceeded to the Prairie Football Conference finals on Sunday October 26, 2014, defeating the Calgary Colts 27–7 at Saskatoon Minor Football Field.
On Nov 8, 2014 the Hilltops completed their successful playoff run with a victory over the Langley Rams at MacLeod Stadium with a final score of 39–14. This was the first of five consecutive Canadian Bowls; the Hilltops entered the 2017 season having completed their third "threepeat": the first being three consecutive Canadian Bowl Championships in 2001, 2002 and 2003. Only three other teams in Canadian Bowl history had the opportunity to win four championships in a row: the Regina Rams; the Hilltops only loss during the 2017 season came mid-season, in the last two minutes 29-26 at the hands of the Regina Thunder. Their final regular season win over the undefeated Edmonton Huskies earned the Hilltops a matching 7–1 record, but the head-to-head victory gave the Hilltops first place in the PFC and home field advantage for three consecutive playoff games; the Hilltops defeated the Winnipeg Rifles and the Regina Thunder before managing a convincing 48–0 win over the Vancouver Island Raiders to make it to their fourth consecutive Canadian Bowl, played on Nov 11th in Windsor against the Windsor AKO Fratmen, the oldest CJFL team in continuous operation.
The Hilltops emerged victorious in this historic game, winning 56-11 achieving the "fourpeat". The Hilltops completed the 2018 regular season with a perfect 8-0 record scoring 402 points while yielding only 70. Throughout the entire regular season the Hilltops trailed only once, in the fifth game 17-16 to the Regina Thunder with 2:28 left in the first half, regaining the lead before the half ended, going on to a 48-24 victory. In the playoffs, the Hilltops silenced the Winnipeg Rifles 58-5 and defeated the Edmonton Huskies 28-9; the 111th Canadian Bowl championship game was played in Saskatoon on November 17th, between the Hilltops and the British Columbia Football Conference Champion Langley Rams. Despite a spirited effort by the Rams, the Hilltops led from start to finish with a balanced passing and running attack combined with a stout defense, over-powering the Rams in the final score of 58-21; when all was said and done, the Hilltops finished the season with a perfect 11-0 record, outscoring the opposing teams 546-105.
Head Coach Tom Sargeant claimed his 12th Canadian Bowl championship. The 2018 Hilltops were ranked number one all season, with 12 players earning Prairie Conference All Stars of whom 7 were named Canadian All Stars at the Champions’ Banquet; the Hilltops have won 21 of the 24 Canadian Junior Football Championship Games they have played in, the most recent being the 2018 Canadian Bowl versus the Langley Rams. Throughout the 2017 and 2018 seasons combined, the Hilltops lost only one game, in mid-season of 2017, with the team's Head Coach, Tom Sargeant, stating it was the strongest team he could remember. Finishing their 2018 season at 11-0, the Hilltops completed their fourth perfect season in team history, going 12-0 in 2003 and 1978 at 12-0 and 11-0 in 1958. Saskatoon Hilltops Homepage Canadian Junior Football League
Langley, British Columbia (city)
The City of Langley is a municipality in the Metro Vancouver Regional District. It lies directly east of the City of Surrey, adjacent to the Cloverdale area, surrounded on the north and south by the Township of Langley. Early European settlement in the area was known as "Innes Corners". Langley Township since 1873. Owing to its more urban development and related needs, the City of Langley decided to separate and incorporate as a separate municipality on March 15, 1955. Langley City follows the same block system as its neighbouring Township of Langley as well as other Districts in the Fraser Valley, where Streets run North-South, Avenues run East-West. Many natural and artificial barriers prevent Langley City from following a complete tidy grid: The land governed by the City is not a rectangle but an uneven shape with "cut-out" corners. Fraser Highway intersects the City at an approximate 45 degree angle North West to South East, mirrored by Glover Road which enters the city North East to South West.
The Nicomekl River flows through the middle of the city East to West. Railroad tracks run across the north of the City; this has affected development in a number of ways, for example the Langley Bypass turns 45 degrees in the North-West, tracing the boundary outline since it was constructed by the City and could not go over the boundary into the Langley Township. Many streets come to an abrupt halt when reaching the river and continue on the other side without a connecting bridge. Roads such as Douglas Crescent, Logan Avenue, Eastleigh Crescent parallel the 45 degree angles of Fraser Highway and Glover Road proposing an alternative grid at an angle which conflicts with the grid in place. Grade Crescent, much further south than these roads, follows this same angle, demonstrating the impact Fraser Highway had on the development of Langley. Langley City's Downtown was developed around Old Yale Road, which on became Fraser Highway; until 1964, Fraser Highway was part of the Trans-Canada Highway network - this major route attracted many businesses to the area.
Today, with the Trans-Canada Highway now in the north of the Langley Township, the downtown is more pedestrian oriented. Where Fraser Highway goes through the downtown it is reduced to a single lane of traffic in one direction to limit traffic flow; this stretch is affectionately referred to by residents as "The One-Way" and is lined with restaurants and shops either side, making it a retail centre in the city. Douglas Park is near this area in the downtown, is seen as main park in the city being used for events and shows. In Summer 2013, McBurney Plaza opened to the public replacing McBurney Lane; this area connects Fraser Highway and Douglas Park with a pedestrian boulevard, providing outdoor space for cafes and a space the city can use for street performance and other civic events. Just outside this downtown centre are strip malls and a number of low rise apartment buildings. Most detached housing remains outside the downtown area. There are over 17 public parks in this city, they range from small neighbourhood adventure playgrounds, to larger parks with nature trails and various sporting fields and equipment.
This park contains an adventure playground, a paved play area for ball hockey and basketball, an intermediate soccer field, a softball diamond. Public washrooms are available. Brydon Lagoon is south of the park and has a peaceful perimeter walk around the lagoon where one may observe wildfowl and turtles; this park features Al Anderson Memorial Pool, a children’s waterpark and playground, a lacrosse box, twelve picnic tables, public washrooms. A covered picnic shelter that can accommodate up to 75 people is available and can be booked for a picnic; this is an 18-acre fenced area with a perimeter walking path. Dogs and their owners can enjoy a large open space for walking and playing. There is a drinking fountain designed for both dogs and people. Douglas Park is located at the intersection of Douglas Crescent and 206th Street in Langley, British Columbia, Canada; the park contains an adventure playground, two tennis courts, a water park, bowling green, sports box, basketball hoops and public washrooms.
It has an outdoor covered performance platform called "Langley Spirit Square". Langley Spirit Square is the site of an annual Shakespeare performance, "Bard in the Valley." Douglas Recreation Centre, situated in the park, offers many programs for the citizens of Langley and is available for rentals such as wedding receptions or banquets and other events. In 1965, there were plans to build a library in the park, but public opposition forced the library be built elsewhere. In 1971, Langley's city council had plans to install a Chinese garden in the park, but this was never carried out. In 1982, a day care centre in the park was replaced by a bowls meeting house and a bowling green was established adjacent to it. Douglas Park is the main park in the City of Langley for events and other civic activities. Featuring a permanent stage, the park is equipped for live performance of music and other arts; this park contains a wheelchair accessible playground. Public washrooms are available; this park has a suitable parking area and is the starting point to enter the floodplain and various walking trails.
This park has dirt jumps for mountain bike enthusiasts. A nature trail passes through the park; this park contains a playground, ball diamond, senior soccer field, display garden beds, public washrooms. A paved walking path follows the perimeter, the facilities are wheelchair accessible. Th
Centennial Park Stadium
The Centennial Park Stadium is a 2,200 seat capacity stadium in Toronto, Canada. It is used for soccer and field, football and for kabbadi; the park is used for the ROPSSAA football finals and the PSAA on the first Monday of May for an annual Track and Field Meet. The stadium is named for the city park it is located in, which opened during Canada's centennial year of 1967, it is located within Centennial Park in the Etobicoke district, just south of Toronto Pearson International Airport and near the intersection of Rathburn Road and Renforth Drive. It was built in 1975; the stadium hosted some sporting events of the 1976 Paralympic Games as well as the closing ceremony. The stadium has seating in a grandstand on the west side and small scoreboard on the north end of the field; the stadium is home to the Toronto Lynx soccer clubs. It hosts the Relay For Life in Toronto West event each June, a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society; the stadium hosted the CPSL/CSL Championship finals in 1998, 2010, 2011, 2014.
In 2017 there were calls and support for the stadium to be renamed after former Mayor Rob Ford as Rob Ford Memorial Stadium, but a city council meeting voted down the motion on October 4, 2017. A list of sports stadiums located in Toronto: Birchmount Stadium - City of Toronto / Toronto District School Board Varsity Stadium - University of Toronto Esther Shiner Stadium - City of Toronto Lamport Stadium - City of Toronto Monarch Park Stadium - Toronto District School Board Metro Toronto Track and Field Centre - City of Toronto Rosedale Field - City of Toronto York Lions Stadium - York University
Nanaimo is a city on the east coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It is known as "The Harbour City"; the city was known as the "Hub City", attributed to its original layout design where the streets radiated out from the shoreline like the spokes of a wagon wheel, as well as its centralized location on Vancouver Island. Nanaimo is the headquarters of the Regional District of Nanaimo; the Indigenous peoples of the area, now known as Nanaimo are the Snuneymuxw. An anglicised spelling and pronunciation of that word gave the city its current name; the first Europeans to find Nanaimo Bay were those of the 1791 Spanish voyage of Juan Carrasco, under the command of Francisco de Eliza. They gave it the name Bocas de Winthuysen. Nanaimo began as a trading post in the early 19th century. In 1849, the Snuneymuxw chief Ki-et-sa-kun informed the Hudson's Bay Company of coal in the area. Exploration proved there was plenty of it in the area and Nanaimo became chiefly known for the export of coal.
In 1853 the company built the Nanaimo Bastion, preserved and is a popular tourist destination in the downtown area. Hudson's Bay Company employee Robert Dunsmuir helped establish coal mines in the Nanaimo harbour area and mined in Nanaimo as one of the first independent miners. In 1869 Dunsmuir discovered coal several miles North of Nanaimo at Wellington, subsequently created the company Dunsmuir and Diggle Ltd so he could acquire crown land and finance the startup of what became the Wellington Colliery. With the success of Dunsmuir and Diggle and the Wellington Colliery, Dunsmuir expanded his operations to include steam railways. Dunsmuir sold Wellington Coal through its Departure Bay docks, while competing Nanaimo coal was sold by the London-based Vancouver Coal Company through the Nanaimo docks; the gassy qualities of the coal which made it valuable made it dangerous. The 1887 Nanaimo Mine Explosion killed 150 miners and was described as the largest man-made explosion until the Halifax Explosion.
Another 100 men died in another explosion the next year. An Internment camp for Ukrainian detainees, many of them local, was set up at a Provincial jail in Nanaimo from September 1914 to September 1915. In the 1940s, lumber supplanted coal as the main business although Minetown Days are still celebrated in the neighbouring community of Lantzville; the city has been called "The Harbour City" since the lead up to Expo 86. Nanaimo has had a succession of four distinct Chinatowns; the first, founded during the gold rush years of the 1860s, was the third largest in British Columbia. In 1884, because of mounting racial tensions related to the Dunsmuir coal company's hiring of Chinese strikebreakers, the company helped move Chinatown to a location outside city limits. In 1908, when two Chinese entrepreneurs bought the site and tried to raise rents, in response, with the help of 4,000 shareholders from across Canada, the community combined forces and bought the site for the third Chinatown at a new location, focused on Pine Street.
That third Chinatown, by mostly derelict, burned down on 30 September 1960. A fourth Chinatown called Lower Chinatown or "new town", boomed for a while in the 1920s on Machleary Street. Located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, Nanaimo is about 110 km northwest of Victoria, 55 km west of Vancouver, separated by the Strait of Georgia, linked to Vancouver via the Horseshoe Bay BC Ferries terminal in West Vancouver and the Duke Point terminal to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal in Tsawwassen; as the site of the main ferry terminal, Nanaimo is the gateway to many other destinations both on the northern part of the island—Tofino, Comox Valley, Campbell River, Port Alberni, Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park—and off its coast—Newcastle Island, Protection Island, Gabriola Island, Valdes Island, many other of the Gulf Islands. Buttertubs Marsh is a bird sanctuary located in the middle of the city; the marsh covers 100 acres. Within this is the 46 acre "Buttertubs Marsh Conservation Area", owned by the Nature Trust of British Columbia.
Like much of coastal British Columbia, Nanaimo experiences a temperate climate with mild, rainy winters and cool, dry summers. Due to its dry summers, the Köppen climate classification places it at the northernmost limits of the Csb or cool-summer Mediterranean zone. Other climate classification systems, such as Trewartha, place it in the Oceanic zone. Nanaimo is shielded from the Aleutian Low’s influence by the mountains of central Vancouver Island, so that summers are unusually dry for its latitude and location—though summer drying as a trend is found in the immediate lee of the coastal ranges as far north as Skagway, Alaska. Heavy snowfall does occur during winter, with a record daily total of 0.74 metres on 12 February 1975, but the mean maximum cover is only 0.2 metres. The highest temperature recorded in Nanaimo was 40.6 °C on 16 July 1941. The coldest temperature recorded was −20.0 °C on 30 December 1968. Nanaimo is served by three airports: Nanaimo Airport with services to Vancouver and Calgary.
Nanaimo has three BC Ferry terminals located at Departure Bay, Duke Point, downtown. The downtown terminal services Gabriola Island while Departure Bay and Duke Point service Horseshoe Bay and Tsawwassen respectively. A private passenger ferry operates between Protection Island. A seasonal passenger ferry operates between Swy-a-Lana Lagoon and Newc
Chilliwack is the 7th largest agglomeration in British Columbia, Canada. An agricultural community, most of its 83,788 residents are now city-dwellers. Chilliwack is its second largest city; this city is surrounded by mountains and recreational areas such as Cultus Lake and Chilliwack Lake Provincial Parks. It is located 102 kilometres southeast of Vancouver. There are many outdoor activities in the area, including hiking, horseback riding, biking, camping and golf. In Halq'eméylem, the language of the Stó:lō communities around Chilliwack and Sardis, Tcil'Qe'uk means "valley of many streams", it lends its name to the Chilliwack River, group of aboriginal people, the Ts'elxweyeqw. The spelling of Chilliwack is sometimes a matter of confusion. Prior to the amalgamation of the City of Chilliwack and the Municipality of Chilliwhack, there were two different spellings; when amalgamated, the current spelling of the city was adopted. Anglicized spellings other versions closer to the original Halq'em éylem.
The archeological record shows evidence of Stó:lō people in the Fraser Valley, or S'ólh Téméxw, 10,000 years ago. Permanent structures in the Chilliwack area date from around 5,000 years ago, it is estimated that at the time of the first contact with Europeans, there were as many as 40,000 people living within Stó:lō territory. By 1859, over 40,000 gold miners had trekked to the goldfields, most travelling through the Chilliwack area. By the mid-1860s, several farms had grown up around the steamboat landings on the Fraser River called Miller's Landing, Minto Landing, Sumas Landing and Chilliwack Landing; the Township of Chilliwack was incorporated in the third municipality in British Columbia. The initial settlement was along the Fraser River at Chilliwack Landing. Steamboats were the main mode of transportation, carrying goods and passengers between Chilliwack and New Westminster. After the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1885, many residents began to cross the Fraser River at Minto Landing to catch the train at Harrison Mills.
With little room for expansion along the river, the commercial area of the town moved south to the junction of the New Westminster-Yale Wagon Road, Wellington Avenue and Young Road, called "Five Corners". A large subdivision called Centreville was built in 1881; the name "Centreville" was replaced In 1887 by the more popular "Chilliwack." The area was incorporated in 1908 as the City of Chilliwack. The city and the township co-existed for 72 years. In 1980, they merged to form the District of Chilliwack; the District of Chilliwack became the City of Chilliwack in early 1999. Chilliwack is located in the Upper Fraser Valley, 100 kilometres east of Vancouver on the Trans-Canada Highway; the city is bounded on the north by the Fraser River, on the south by the Canada-United States border. Chilliwack is surrounded by tall mountain peaks, such as Mount Cheam and Slesse Mountain, large rivers; the Chilliwack Batholith is a large batholith that forms much of the North Cascades in southwestern British Columbia and the U.
S. state of Washington. The geological structure is named after the City of Chilliwack, where it is the most notable geological feature; the Chilliwack Batholith is part of the Pemberton Volcanic Belt and is the largest mass of exposed intrusive rock in the Cascade Volcanic Arc. The age of the Chilliwack batholith ranges from 26 to 29 million years old. In 2013, Maclean's reported that, with an average annual temperature of 10.5 °C, Chilliwack is the warmest city in Canada. The city is made up of communities; the urban core has a decidedly north-south axis bisected by the Trans-Canada Highway. The city is bounded in the north by the Fraser River, in the east by the Eastern Hillsides, in the south by the Canada–US border, in the west by the Vedder Canal. With 939 farms on 17,322 hectares of dedicated farmland, farming is essential to the city's identity. Referred to as "Chilliwack Proper Village West", the north side covers the area from the Trans-Canada Highway in the south, to the Fraser River in the north, includes the communities of Camp River, Chilliwack Mountain, Downtown Chilliwack, East Chilliwack, Fairfield Island and Popkum.
Downtown Chilliwack is the historical urban centre of the city. Several cultural attractions, such as the Prospera Centre, Chilliwack Cultural Centre and the Eagle Landing Shopping Centre are located there, as well as key government buildings, such as city hall, FVRD offices, the Provincial Court of British Columbia; the south side includes the communities of Atchelitz, Cultus Lake Park, Ryder Lake, Promontory Heights, Vedder Crossing, Yarrow. Sardis is a popular shopping destination. Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park Cheam Wetlands Regional Park Chilliwack Heritage Park Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park Cultus Lake Provincial Park Fairfield Park Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve Gwynne Vaughn Park Island 22 Salish Park Sardis Park Townsend Park Chilliwack is known for its locally-grown corn. From June until September the farmers take advantage of the sunny weather and produce up to two crops of corn for both human consumption as well as for cattle feed; the Book Man used. Chilliwack has an active rock music scene, centring around young ska and punk rock bands.
Bands originating in Chilliwack include: These Kids Wear Crowns, Mystery Machine, The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets. Chilliwack has a thriving classical music community, featuring the Chilliwack Symphony Orchest
Mosaic Stadium is an open-air stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan. Announced on July 12, 2012, the stadium replaced Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field as the home field of the Canadian Football League's Saskatchewan Roughriders, it was designed by HKS, Inc. in joint venture with the architects of record. Preliminary construction on the new stadium began in early 2014, it was declared "substantially complete" on August 31, 2016; the stadium is owned by the city of Regina and operated by the Regina Exhibition Association Ltd.. The stadium soft opened with a university football game between the Regina Rams and the Saskatchewan Huskies on October 1, 2016; the Roughriders moved into the stadium for the 2017 CFL season. It will host the 2019 NHL Heritage Classic, the 108th Grey Cup in 2020. On July 12, 2012 during a pre-game ceremony, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and Regina mayor Pat Fiacco ceremoniously announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding for the funding of a new stadium to house the Saskatchewan Roughriders, to replace Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field.
The stadium was slated for construction at Evraz Place, Regina's exhibition grounds, sharing its site with Regina's indoor arena Brandt Centre. The project was approved by the Regina City Council in January 2013; the new stadium serves as an aspect of the Regina Revitalization Initiative, a redevelopment project which will see the former site of Taylor Field redeveloped into a residential area, the re-location of the Canadian Pacific Railway's downtown yard to the Global Transportation Hub project on the west end of Regina to allow for further downtown development. The re-location of the Canadian Pacific Railway’s downtown yard to the Global Transportation Hub is now in question as the Hub is now going to be privatized. On March 14, 2014, it was announced that PCL Construction had won the bid to lead the construction of the new stadium, that it would be designed by HKS, Inc.—a firm known for their work on AT&T Stadium and Lucas Oil Stadium. The official design of the new stadium was unveiled on May 22, 2014. as announced that The Mosaic Company, which held naming rights to the previous stadium, would renew its naming rights to cover the new stadium under a 20-year deal.
As such, the new stadium will be known as Mosaic Stadium. Preliminary excavation of the stadium site began in April 2014, an official groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 16, 2014; the new stadium was scheduled to be completed by August 2016, the Roughriders were to move into the facility for the 2017 season. Installation of the stadium's FieldTurf Revolution 360 playing surface began in July 2016. On August 31, 2016, officials declared Mosaic Stadium to be "substantially complete", with furniture and other fixtures still being finished; the city stated that at least three test events would be held at Mosaic Stadium before the Roughriders' inaugural season at the facility. Only the lower bowl was utilized, capping capacity at 16,500; the second test event, Regina Rocks Mosaic Stadium, was held on May 27, 2017, headlined by Bryan Adams. The stadium was capped at 75% of its capacity for this event; the Riders hosted their first game at the new Mosaic Stadium, a pre-season game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, on June 10, 2017.
The stadium is intended to provide a more modern fan experience in comparison to Taylor Field, utilizing a sunken bowl with a partial roof around much of its rim, designed to shield spectators. The rim's curved design is meant to prevent snow from accumulating on the roof; the stadium was built to support the construction of a full roof in the future. The south end zone is not covered by the roof. To protect spectators from wind, the lower bowl is situated 10 metres below ground level. Thirty-eight corporate suites and two levels of luxury seating are provided; the stadium features an open concourse. Mosaic Stadium was estimated to cost around $278 million to build. Funding would be provided by multiple sources; the city provided $73 million in funding. The remainder of the budget was covered by the Roughriders themselves through naming rights. In May 2018, the Regina Exhibition Association's president disclosed that additional surcharges may be introduced for concert tickets in the future. Regina Transit offers free shuttle bus and parking service to and from Mosaic Stadium for Roughriders games and other major events, with drop-off points including Northgate Mall, Southland Mall, Victoria Square Mall, two downtown locations.
In 2018, Normanview Crossing dropped out of the program, as its businesses objected to the site's parking lots being wasted by its users. The site was replaced by a third downtown pickup location near the former Sears outlet store on Broad Street, criticized for removing coverage of the service from the city's northwest neighbourhoods. Mosaic Stadium will host the 108th Grey Cup; the Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders were negotiating to bring an NFL preseason game to Mosaic Stadium August 23, 2019. The Saskatchewan Roughriders vetoed the proposal; the involved parties have expressed interest in trying for another NFL game in the future. On May 27, 2017, the stadium hosted its second major test event, Regina Rocks Mosaic Stadium, a concert headlin