Arnold Massey’s life-long passion for TCS has greatly enriched the School over the last 60+ years as a proud alumnus, dedicated trustee, former parent and foundation director and generous benefactor. As one of the lead donors to the 150th anniversary campaign with a gift of $3,000,000, Arnold agreed to the School’s request to lend his name to the facility.
“TCS is honoured to be associated with Arnold Massey,” says
Headmaster Stuart Grainger. “Arnold is a tremendous role model for students and alumni … and cares deeply about the future of TCS.” The naming of the athletic centre is in addition to the Arnold D. Massey ’55 Tennis Centre, which opened in 2010.
According to Arnold, “As an Old Boy, it’s a privilege to give back to the School that was so significant in shaping the people we are today”
Arnold Massey came to TCS as a diminutive boy from Toronto. He grew in confidence reveling in the camaraderie of school life and excelling as captain of the squash team (winning back to back Little Big Four championships). He also played trumpet in the cadet corps, and in a small band with his classmate the late Haygood Hardy ‘55.
Sports continued to figure prominently in Arnold’s life even after leaving Trinity College School. He was a highly competitive squash player winning provincial junior and/or senior titles in Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan as well as a team championship at the University of Toronto. Arnold also competed with his father in the 1959 Pan American games in Chicago, sailing to a bronze medal.