The City is building a new Community Recreation Centre (CRC) in the Don Mills corridor communities, located at 844 Don Mills Rd., near the intersection of Eglinton Avenue East and Don Mills Road. This facility and the new park that will be developed beside the CRC, were secured by the City as part of the approval of the Celestica development proposal in June 2018.
The timeline is subject to change.
Apply to be a Youth Ambassador for the Don Mills Community Recreation Centre. Youth ages 15 to 24 have the opportunity to join the project team and community to design a community recreation centre that represents the interests and needs of local residents.
Youth ages 24 or younger are invited to an in-person public youth meeting for the Don Mills Community Recreation Centre. Email Elijah.Bawuah@toronto.ca and Stephanie@saffy.ca to RSVP.
From January 13 to February 5, 2023, an online survey collected thoughts on the proposed design for the new park. The survey included questions to help create a vision for the new community recreation centre.
On December 15, 2022, a meeting took place to share information about the project.
From November 25 to December 15, 2022, an online form was available for those interested in applying to be on the Don Mills Community Recreation Centre Community Advisory Committee.
An architect is hired to manage the project design work and community engagement for the project is anticipated to start in fall 2022.
At its meeting on September 13, 2021, North York Community Council will consider the results of the Public and Community Needs Scan of the Broader Don Mills Catchment Area to support an exploration of alternative uses for the site at 966 Don Mills Road.
At its meeting on July 16, 2019, City Council approved the Preferred Facility CRC and directed the City of Toronto to proceed with the development of a comprehensive community engagement process to design, plan and develop the new facility.
A new Community Recreation Centre (CRC) is coming to the Don Mills community, near the intersection of Eglinton Avenue East and Don Mills Road.
This large, integrated, and multi-component facility will offer the diverse and growing communities of the Don Mills Corridor and beyond a range of year-round programs and services. Located at the former Celestica Lands site at 844 Don Mills Rd., the new CRC will be next to a new large park and all within walking distance of a planned Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (ECLRT) station and is part of the ongoing implementation of the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan.
The proposed CRC will include:
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In early 2019, community and stakeholder engagements were conducted to determine the CRC location that would best meet community needs. Two location options were presented to the community.
The results indicated that locating a large ‘one-stop’ community recreation centre with arena, aquatics facilities, full gymnasium and multipurpose room uses at the former Celestica Lands (844 Don Mills Road) was preferable to two separate facilities.
Based on the outcomes of the 2019 community engagement and recommendations by City staff, City Council directed the City to proceed with the Preferred Facility on the former Celestica Lands site.
The community engagement and design process for the Don Mills CRC will consider only the amenities, programs and services within the CRC located on the former Celestica Lands.
Separate community engagement processes will be held for the design and programming of the one-hectare park next to the Don Mills CRC.