Join the Virtual Public Meeting on May 19, 2021, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., to learn more about the project and view the latest design concepts.

The City is planning to build a new two-storey multi-use community centre at the Newtonbrook Plaza Redevelopment site at Yonge Street and Cummer Avenue.

Project Timeline

  • April to September 2021: Community engagement
  • Late 2020: Site plan approvals
  • Late 2020 to 2021: Design
  • 2022: Construction begins
  • 2026: Construction complete

The timeline is subject to change.


The new 46,000 sq. ft. Newtonbrook Community Recreation Centre will be located within the base of the Newtonbrook Plaza Redevelopment, M2M community, at Yonge Street and Cummer Avenue in North York. The new community centre will be a two-storey facility accessed from a new street (Olympic Garden Drive), east of Yonge Street and across from a proposed new public park.

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An aerial location map showing the location for the new Newtonbrook Community Recreation Centre, shown in red. The community centre will be located just south of Cummer Avenue and can be accessed from Yonge Street or a new residential street names Olympic Garden Drive. The development site is outlined in red and includes a park, shown in green, which is across from the community centre on Olympic Garden Drive.


The new two-storey community centre will be accessible and is planned to include:

  • A 12,300 square foot gymnasium
  • A 15,500 square foot multi-purpose space
  • A community kitchen
  • Community multi-use space
  • Common area multi-purpose space
  • Free public WiFi
  • Gender-neutral washrooms and change rooms
  • Storage and staff office space

The community spaces will be available to book through the Parks and Recreation Facilities Booking process.


As part of the 20-year Facility Master Plan (FMP), City staff are responding to the growing needs of the existing residents in the Newtonbrook community by providing a new community centre. The community centre will offer recreation services to a community that will be experiencing significant growth as a result of new residential developments in the area.

April 2021

Detail Design

The design team is working on the schematic design for the new facility. The plans will be presented at the virtual public meeting in May and will be reviewed by City Planning as part of the Site Plan Approval process.

Virtual Public Meeting

  • May 19, 2021
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Ways to join:

The public is invited to a virtual public meeting to learn more about the project, preview the latest design concepts and share their thoughts on the design plans. The feedback from this meeting will help inform the new facility’s design and programming for the space.

Online Survey

May 2021

Share your ideas about the features and programming for the new community centre in an online survey. A link to the survey will be posted on this web page.

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