An Ottawa native, John Ruddy has been involved in football all his life. He played minor, high school and university football, was an Ottawa Rough Riders’ season ticket holder for many years and his passion for the CFL remains strong.
Mr. Ruddy has been active in Canada’s retail development industry for over thirty-five years. He founded Trinity Development Group Inc. in 1992 to capitalize on the then emerging large format retail centres, more commonly known as “Power Centres”. Since its inception, Trinity has developed over 20 million square feet of retail space across Canada. The company operates out of offices in Toronto and Ottawa.
Mr. Ruddy is also well known for his philanthropic support for community causes and institutions through the Trinity Development Foundation which focuses their community support on Youth Education and Sport, Care of Seniors, Community Programming and the Arts.