The City is planning to build a new aquatic and multi-use community centre on the Davisville Junior Public School site, located in the Davisville Village neighbourhood, east of the intersection of Yonge Street and Davisville Avenue. The facility will include two indoor swimming pools and several multi-purpose rooms to serve various community needs.

Project Timeline

  • Fall 2020 to Winter 2021: Hire a design team
  • Spring 2021 to Summer 2021: Community design consultations
    • Phase 1: Confirm program and design principles
    • Phase 2: Building concept design development
    • Phase 3: Design confirmation
  • Summer 2021 to Summer 2022: Detailed building design
  • Fall 2022 to Fall 2024: Construction*

The timeline is subject to change.

*Davisville Junior Public School is currently under construction. The construction of the aquatic facility will begin once the school is complete.


The new Davisville Community and Aquatic Centre (CAC) will be located on the Davisville Junior Public School site, near Yonge Street and Davisville Avenue. It will be a three-story building located beside the new public school, connected through an underground parking lot.

An aerial image of the future site of the Davisville Aquatic Recreation Centre. The site is located just east of Yonge street and Davisville Ave. , west of the New Davisville Public School, which is currently under construction. The centre will be located on land leased from the schoolboard. There will be a pedestrian walkway just west of the new Aquatic Community Recreation Centre, connecting Davisville Ave and Millwood Rd.
An aerial map of the facility’s location.


The new three-storey Davisville CAC will be accessible, and target net-zero energy building design, and is planned to include:

  • A 25-metre lane pool
  • A leisure/tot pool
  • Community, multi-use space
  • A small lobby
  • WIFI access throughout
  • Gender-neutral washrooms and change rooms
  • A green roof or rooftop community access – to be determined
  • Storage and staff office space

The new Centre’s community spaces will be available for permitting through the standard Parks and Recreation Facilities Booking process.

Facility Sharing

The Davisville CAC will share facilities with the new Davisville Junior Public School next door, through a partnership with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). The school will have access to the aquatic facility’s swimming pools and the City will have access to the school’s double gymnasium and underground parking garage outside of school hours to support City recreation programming.


As a result of negotiations with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) led by the local Councillor, a plan to jointly redevelop Davisville Junior Public School with a City of Toronto recreation facility was proposed. The City of Toronto then undertook a recreation needs assessment which analyzed current and future demographic projections, confirming the community’s need for a new aquatics facility with space for City-operated sport and physical activity programming. In order to meet these recreation needs, in July 2016 the City entered into an agreement with the TDSB to:

  • Lease land from the TDSB to build an aquatic community recreation centre that will be owned and operated by the City of Toronto.
  • Invest in the redevelopment of the Davisville Junior Public School to gain shared use of space to the school’s new gymnasium, ancillary spaces, and underground garage.

Davisville Junior Public School is now under construction. The construction of the Davisville CAC will begin once school construction is complete.

April 5, 2021

Online Survey

An online survey was available from March 18, 2021, to April 5, 2021. The survey asked for feedback on the type of programing and features community members would like in the Davisville CAC’s community multi-purpose rooms, lane pool, leisure/tot pool, rooftop and lobby and for feedback on the proposed design principles.

The survey received 989 responses, which included participation from 1,598 individuals.

Download the survey results summary.

Youth Engagement

To ensure the centre is designed to be welcoming for local youth, the project team held an online youth workshop with 18 grade 11 and 12 students from Northern Secondary school on April 1, 2021. The interactive workshop lasted approximately one hour and was hosted online.

Download the engagement summary.

Additional local elementary and high schools were invited to participate in youth workshops as well, but classrooms were either unavailable over the month-long engagement window or did not respond to the invitation and reminders. Schools will be re-invited to take part during the next round of engagement.

March 24, 2021

Online Public Meeting

This meeting provided a project overview, identified how the community could get involved and had staff answer questions.

Download the meeting presentation. A meeting summary will be posted when available.

Community Consultation Plan

There will be three phases of community consultation to inform the design of the new Davisville CAC that will take place from Spring 2021 to Summer 2021. These phases will include:

  • Phase 1: Confirm program and design principles
  • Phase 2: Building concept design development
  • Phase 3: Design confirmation

The consultation plan is subject to change

The Davisville CAC will be three stories tall to include the following recreation spaces:

  • A 25-metre lane pool (minimum of six lanes) and a leisure/tot pool
  • Gender-neutral washrooms and change rooms
    • These can become gender-specific if required for programming, such as women-only swim times
  • Community multi-purpose rooms
    • These will be flexible and transformable spaces that can serve different users and purposes throughout the day.
  • Limited office space for staff and storage areas

The community will be able to influence:

  • Community multi-purpose room(s) features and uses
  • Lane pool features and uses
  • Leisure/tot pool features and uses
  • Rooftop features and uses
  • Lobby features and uses

Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC)

As part of the broader community consultation process, a Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) has been formed to provide detailed feedback to the project team throughout the design process. The SAC includes representatives from community groups and local organizations who represent the future users of the Davisville CAC. The SAC does not include for-profit businesses.

SAC members will participate in approximately 3 virtual meetings, one in each phase of the community consultation process, to help inform the development of the new Centre’s design.

The SAC application closed on April 5, 2021, and was promoted at the online public meeting, on the project webpage (which was promoted on social media and through neighbourhood postcards), and through emails directly to local resident associations and community organizations. Representatives from the following organizations applied to sit on the SAC and have been invited to join:

Organizations that were directly contacted, but did not apply include*:

  • Avenue Road–Eglinton Community Association
  • Spectrum Alternative Parent Council
  • Federation of North Toronto Residents’ Associations (FONTRA)
  • Forest Hill Homeowner’s Association
  • Leaside Property Owners’ Association
  • Moore Park Residents’ Association
  • Oriole Park Association
  • Republic Residents’ Association
  • Sprint Seniors
  • Toronto Community Housing – George Barker Manor and Janet Magee Manor (Senior’s Residences)

*Note that these organizations will still receive direct email updates for all future engagement opportunities including public meetings and online surveys.

If you think there are additional organizations or community groups that would like to participate in this process and join the SAC, please email and

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