City of Oshawa Welcomes New Building Sponsor for Current General Motors Centre

October 11, 2016 – The City of Oshawa is pleased to announce that Tribute Communities will become the new building sponsor of Oshawa’s sports and entertainment facility (General Motors Centre). Under the 10-year naming rights agreement, the General Motors Centre will become the Tribute Communities Centre, effective November 1, 2016.

General Motors of Canada’s 10-year facility naming rights agreement expires on October 31, 2016. “We would like to thank General Motors of Canada for their commitment to our city as well as investing in our sports and entertainment facility for the past decade. We are very appreciative of General Motors’ support as it helped enable the facility to be recognized internationally as a premier facility,” said Oshawa Mayor John Henry. “We would also like to welcome Tribute Communities who is a great community partner and has helped grow our amazing city. We are looking forward to working together to continue to build the profile and success of the new Tribute Communities Centre.”

“Oshawa is a terrific city to live and work in and Tribute Communities is honoured to be part of this award-winning sports and entertainment facility,” said Steven Libfeld, Chief Executive Officer, Tribute Communities.

About Tribute Communities Centre

Oshawa’s Sports and Entertainment Facility (named the Tribute Communities Centre as of November 1, 2016) is an award-winning premier sports and entertainment facility that has attracted world-class entertainers and athletes over the past 10 years. Recently, the facility was rated 144th in the world and 12th in Canada among sports and entertainment venues of all size categories on Pollstar’s list of the world’s top-200 arenas and stadiums. The ranking is based on ticket sales worldwide for concerts held to date this year at the leading venues in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

Since opening in November 2006, Oshawa’s Sports and Entertainment Facility has hosted major concerts and special events including Elton John, Cirque du Soleil, the 2011 BDO Canadian Open and 2015 National Grand Slam of Curling events, numerous IIHF and CHL events, Weightlifting and Boxing during the 2015 TORONTO Pan Am Games, Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Hedley, the 2009 Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Championships, Selena Gomez and The Wiggles; just to name a few! The venue provides a first-class home to the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League and the Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame. For more information, visit

About Tribute Communities

Tribute Communities is a Builder/Developer with over 30 years’ experience who has built more than 30,000 homes and condominiums across Southern Ontario. Tribute Communities’ reputation has been earned through their architecturally distinct and exquisitely designed homes and condominiums that incorporate unique features, classic finishes and the very finest streetscapes and communities.

At Tribute, our commitment to creating real, active communities is matched by our ongoing promise to deliver outstanding service. Respect for our customers is a cornerstone of our corporate philosophy and to this end we have created a comprehensive Total Service policy to look after customer needs. This commitment has garnered numerous major industry accolades, including the G.T.A. and Durham Home Builder of the Year Awards, the Desjardins Business Excellence Award and the prestigious J.D. Power and Associates Customer Satisfaction Award. For more information, visit

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Isabelle Foley

As Director of Member Success I strive to help members connect and get the most out of their chamber membership. I am an advocate for local businesses and passionate about spotlighting our community's success. Join the growth!


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