Brock will welcome the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games to its main campus from Aug. 6 to 21. Changes to the University’s facilities and services expected during this time can be found in this update on The Brock News.
The Canada Games will begin having a presence on campus as of Aug. 1 when setup begins and will continue to have a presence until Wednesday, Aug. 24.
Some other important dates to note:
- Friday, Aug. 5 – Monday, Aug. 22 There will be many buses on campus transporting athletes to and from other venues.
- Saturday, Aug. 6 – Opening Ceremonies (Will affect MWS Campus).
- Friday, Aug. 19th – Criterium training day (expect road closures).
- Saturday, Aug. 20 – Criterium competition (expect road closures).
Zone 1 will remain free parking for Brock Faculty, Staff, and Students during the Games. The lot will be shared with Canada Games, and we ask that the Brock community park their vehicles on the northeast side of the lot.
Once Zone 1 is full, overflow parking for the Brock Community is available in one-half of Zone 3 (closest to Village Residence no permit required) and Lot QV (around Quarry View Residence). Lots will be signed appropriately.
Permitted lots will remain permit-only parking and will continue to be monitored and enforced. Visitor parking lots and spaces will remain paid and will continue to be monitored and enforced.
Lot P is completely designated for Canada Games and will not be available for paid visitor parking. This lot will be closed from Friday, Aug. 5 through to Monday, Aug. 22.
Zone 2 will be utilized for spectators to Canada Games Park and we ask that you please avoid using this lot if possible.
Lot D will not be accessible on Saturday, Aug. 20 as the space will be utilized for the Criterium.
- Walker Complex (Please see further FAQ about accessing this space during the Games)
- Welch Hall
- Goodman School of Business (Please avoid walking through the Atrium, and use the East side doors to access the building)
- Rankin Family Pavilion
- Pond Inlet (Please be aware that the upper level will not be accessible to anyone during the Games and alternative walkways must be taken)
- Jubilee Courtyard
- Market Hall
- All Residences
- Marilyn I. Walker Campus
The Zone and track will remain open at regular hours, throughout the Games. We invite members who normally use the pool, gymnasia or outdoor areas to try out the Zone or use the track.
We have been granted permission by the Canada Games host society to hold 4 swim times for Brock students and members:
- August 3 and 4 – Lane Swims from 10 am-Noon
- August 16 and 17 – Lane Swims from 10 am-Noon
As with any major sporting event, accreditation is required to access spaces being utilized for these events. At the Walker Sports Complex, all who access need accreditation. Beginning Friday, July 22, staff at “the Cage” will be placing an accreditation sticker onto your ID card that you will need to show during Games time, for entry. Note – if you have not gotten this accreditation before the Games begin, we will assist you when you come to work out.
Entry to the Walker Sports Complex by Brock students and members should be via the west doors by the Tennis Courts during the Games. We will have signage in front of the Walker Sports Complex to direct you to the appropriate entry.
We are required to not use the locker rooms during the Games, except for the four swim times. Please come dressed for your activity. Washrooms are all available. Lockers are available in the hallway on the way to the Zone (please bring your own lock).
Accreditation will be needed for access through Walker Complex and the Residence buildings.
You do not need accreditation to access the Goodman School of Business, however, we ask that you enter through the east side doors as the atrium will be an accredited-only area.
- Rugby Sevens
- Diving – 1m
- Cycling – Criterium
- Training facilities for Basketball and Volleyball
- Beach Volleyball
- Box Lacrosse
Will also host Niagara Place, a free space for the community with activations and live music.
The Criterium is a face paced road cycling race around a short loop. The course is taking place solely on Brock’s campus on Saturday, Aug. 20 with training occurring on Friday, August 19th.
During these two dates, there will be road closures that impede traffic flow from the West side of campus to the East and vice versa. It is recommended that if you are not required to work these dates you avoid campus. This event is free and open to the public should you wish to come and watch the race.
The main entrance to Brock will be closed for the following dates and times:
- Friday, Aug. 19, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Aug. 20, 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
During this time, the following map will outline the lots that are accessible and the point of entry you can use to access them. We highly suggest avoiding campus on this day if possible, or parking in Zone 1 and walking to your destination to avoid getting stuck in a parking lot during this time.
- Tim Horton’s Main – 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Hungry Badger Tim Hortons’s – 8 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
- Hungry Badger Pizza Pizza – 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
- Hungry Badger Pita Pit – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Starbucks – 8 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
- Market Grab and Go – 8 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Buses will still be running to drop off at Brock during the Games, however the buses will be re-routed and will stop and pick up/drop off just outside of the main Tower bus loop. Additional signage will be placed to help identify the bus stops.
They will also be re-routed to stop outside of campus on Glenridge Ave as of 4:30 pm Thursday August 18th until 8:00 am on Sunday August 21st. Buses will be rerouted to the following locations. See map for locations
Glenridge Ave. & East Academic Crosswalk (Red Area)
- 316/416, 336
Glenridge Ave. & East Academic Complex (Blue Area)
Sir. Isaac Brock Way & Schmon Parkway (Green Area)
- Out of town buses (ex. Coach Canada)
For faculty and staff working in departments not directly involved in the Games, working from home when possible is encouraged as parking and traffic flow are projected to be impeded by the influx of people from the Athletes’ Village, sporting events taking place on site, and other Canada Games-related activities.