2015 Pan Am Games Archery Venue at E.T.Seton park

Likely impact on the disc golf 10th hole

Added 2011-11-12

The main Gatineau hydro corridor crosses Don Mills road just south of the Ontario Science Centre. Between the Science Centre and the hydro corridor is the E.T.Seton park archery range (see map). There's a small gravel service road running from Don Mills to the hydro towers, which offers a splendid view of the archery range from the south wall of the ravine.

The E.T.Seton archery range

In the background of the above picture, you can see the access road for the Science Centre running down into the valley from Don Mills Road. On the left, behind the fence surrounding the archery range, is the rather narrow fairway of the E.T. Seton disc golf course's 10th hole. Archers using the range today typically walk right past the 10th hole target to enter the archery range.

10th hole at E.T.Seton

This will all change by 2015. The Pan Am games will hold their archery competition at this location, and extensive upgrades of the site will take place.

The following excerpt is taken from the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Bid Book (42Meg PDF).

Excerpt from the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Bid Book

First of all, the archery range will be re-oriented to the north. There will be seating for 1,000 spectators, which surely means massive construction beside the road down to the Science Centre. There will be several entrances, including a new entrance for spectators directly from Don Mills Road (see item 7 on the above map). Athletes, team officials, and technical officials will enter from the west (2 and 3), pretty much where they cross the 10th hole fairway today.

What does this mean for the 10th hole? Not only will the west entrance likely be paved, but, with the security that will surely be in place for this international competition, there will be no frisbees or discs allowed in the vicinity.

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