News release

Funding for Truro Amateur Athletic Club Revitalization Project

The Province is investing $2.67 million toward major renovations and accessibility upgrades at the historic Truro Amateur Athletic Club grounds.

“The Truro Amateur Athletic Club has been part of the Truro community for more than 120 years,” Dave Ritcey, MLA for Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River, said on behalf of Pat Dunn, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage. “With this investment, we are improving the experience for the families who use the grounds and making it more accessible so that people of all ages and abilities can benefit from the facilities they need to live active, healthy lives.”

The project will include the refit of the existing grounds with a multi-sport all-weather field, track facilities and a revamped, barrier-free baseball field with upgraded amenities.

The renovated facilities will be equipped to host major competitions, which will help boost tourism, benefiting the entire region. As well, the project will meet the 2030 Rick Hansen gold accessibility standards.

The federal government is contributing $3.2 million to the project. The Town of Truro is contributing $500,000, the Municipality of the County of Colchester is providing $350,000 and community support exceeds $2 million.


As a former athlete, I have competed at the Truro Amateur Athletic Club (TAAC), and I know how important it is to Truro and the surrounding areas. I’m so pleased our government is investing in the TAAC revitalization so local residents can benefit from this tremendous multi-use sport facility for years to come. Kody Blois, Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants, on behalf of Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

This project would not have happened without the drive and support from the TAAC Revitalization Committee and many generous community members. These new and revitalized facilities will be monumental for sport and recreation in the Town of Truro and the entire Colchester region. Bill Mills, Mayor, Truro

Quick Facts:

  • the Truro Amateur Athletic Club dates back to the 1890s
  • the revitalization project highlights the important role recreation plays in the quality of life of Nova Scotians and the investment in this historic facility will ensure it benefits generations to come
  • the Province’s accessibility strategy, Access by Design 2030, outlines how the government achieves an accessible province by providing persons with disabilities with equitable access to programs, services, information and infrastructure

Additional Resources:

Truro Amateur Athletic Club revitalization project:

More information on Rick Hansen accessibility standards is available at:

Access by Design 2030: Achieving an Accessible Nova Scotia: