Association of Community Centres
The City has 10 community centres that are managed, operated and maintained by volunteer Boards of Management, which are collectively referred to as the Association of Community Centres (AOCCs).
The community centres are multi-purpose facilities that provide public space, programs and services to meet the recreation and social needs of local communities. They are committed to fostering a sense of community, promoting civic engagement and enhancing the quality of life through their community, recreational and social service programs.
The core administrative activities of the community centres are funded by the City while the program component is funded through fees, donations and grants.
Read the AOCC’s 2019 Budget for detailed budget information on AOCC’s service activities.
Community Centre Boards are established or continued under the City of Toronto Act, 2006, which permits the City to appoint a city board to manage a community centre facility and provide for its administration.
The mandate and governance structures of Community Centre Boards are set out in Former City of Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 25, Community and Recreation Centres. A Council-approved Relationship Framework further defines the relationship between the City and the Community Centre Boards and sets out Council’s delegation of authority, expectations and requirements for each board.
The Community Centre Boards are composed of public members appointed by Community Councils through the City’s Public Appointments process. The majority of public members must be residents of the Community Centre’s catchment area. The City Councillor of the ward in which the community centre is located is a member of the board by-right-of-office. Each board elects a Chair and may elect a Vice-Chair from among its members.
Public Appointments and Community Centre Contacts
Public Appointments provides information on the membership of each Community Centre Board and opportunities to serve on a board. Contact information for each community centre is also provided in the table below.
|Community Centre Board – Public Appointments||Community Centre Contact Information|
|519 Church Street Community Centre (the 519)||
519 Church Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9
Telephone: 416-392-6874, Fax: 416-392-0519
Website: the 519
|Applegrove Community Complex||
60 Woodfield Road, Toronto, ON M4L 2W6
Telephone: 416-461-8143, Fax: 416-461-5513
Website: Applegrove Community Complex
|Cecil Community Centre||
58 Cecil St., Toronto, ON M5T 1N6
Telephone: 416-392-1090, Fax: 416-392-1093
Website: Cecil Community Centre
|Central Eglinton Community Centre||
160 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, ON M4P 3B5
Telephone: 416-392-0511, Fax: 416-392-0514
Website: Central Eglinton Community Centre
|Community Centre 55||
97 Main Street, Toronto, ON M4E 2V6
Telephone: 416-691-1113, Fax: 416-691-8269
Website: Community Centre 55
|Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre||
86 Blake St., Toronto, ON M4J 3C9
Telephone: 416-392-1750, Fax: 416-392-1175
|Ralph Thornton Community Centre||
765 Queen St. E., Toronto, ON M4M 1H3
Telephone: 416-392-6810, Fax: 416-392-0025
Website: Ralph Thornton Community Centre
|Scadding Court Community Centre||
707 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON M5T 2W6
Telephone: 416-392-0335, Fax: 416-392-0340
Website: Scadding Court Community Centre
|Swansea Town Hall Community Centre||
95 Lavinia Ave., Toronto, ON M6S 3H9
Telephone: 416-392-1954, Fax: 416-392-1955
Website: Swansea Town Hall Community Centre
|Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre||
627 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON M5V 3G3
Telephone: 416-392-1509, jFax: 416-392-1512
Website: Waterfront Neighborhood Centre
Key Council Decisions
- City Council adopted CC1.1: Recalibrating City Council’s Governance System for 26 Members (December 2018)
- City Council adopted PG29.7: Downtown Community Services and Facilities Strategy (May 2018)
- City Council adopted EX 13.5: Renaming of Harbourfront Community Centre Board of Management and Facility to Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre (March 2016)
Search for other City Council decisions about Community Centre Boards.