The City of Toronto is planning to construct a new multi-use community centre, including a childcare facility, in Scarborough’s Joyce Trimmer Park.

Project Timeline

  • May 2018 to July 2020: Design, Approvals, and Public Consultation
  • May 2020 to October 2020: Tender and Contract Award Phase
  • November 2020 to October 2023: Construction and Handover Phase

This timeline is subject to change.

The City of Toronto Recreation Facilities Report adopted by Council in 2004 identified North East Scarborough as an area having unmet community needs with respect to parks and recreation facilities. They recommended that this area be a priority for a Community Centre project. The area has unmet childcare needs and is one of the city’s most diverse, with an immigrant population of more than 50 per cent.

The Design Team Lead is Perkins + Will Canada, in joint venture with Cornerstone Architecture – Child Care Expert. The design team is working on the schematic design which will be presented to the Executive Steering Committee by the end of November 2018, and to the public by the end of January 2019.

The Community Centre program includes the following components:

  • Gymnasium
  • Multi-purpose space
  • Aquatics
  • Public/Administrative Support Space

The Childcare Centre program includes the following components:

  • 5 playrooms (1 infant Playroom/Sleep Room, 2 Toddler, 2 Preschool)
  • Children Support Space
  • Administrative Support Space
  • 3 Separate playgrounds that are designed to meet program requirements for infant, toddler, and preschool outdoor play

November 21, 2019

A public meeting was held at Alvin Curling Public School from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The current schematic design was presented and feedback was collected. The next steps were also discussed.

September 19, 2019

The project team brought the project back to the Design Review Panel with a redesign. The Panel provided very positive feedback about the redesigned building.

Project design is expected to continue through the summer of 2020.

May 30, 2019

An initial schematic design was presented to the City’s Design Review Panel. At that time, the Panel voted for a redesign, recommending changes to the site layout, orientation of the building, and landscaping.

Schematic Design

The current concept design for the North East Scarborough Community Recreation Centre was developed based on needs surveys, environmental scans, a series of 4 community consultation events – including a community and family fun day held in July 2018 – and feedback from the City’s Design Review Panel.

The current schematic design calls for a building footprint of approximately 80,000 square feet, which includes the Community Recreation Centre and Child Care Centre. Plans are subject to change.

Project Renderings

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Site Plan

The site plan for the facility, with the rail path recreational trail on the west, the rouge river easement on the east, and a section pointing to a future secondary school at the north.
The site plan for the facility, with the rail path recreational trail on the west, the rouge river easement on the east, and a section pointing to a future secondary school in the north.

Level/Floor Plans

The floor plan of level 1
The floor plan of level one.
The floor plan of level 1's lower section.
The floor plan of level one’s lower section.
The floor plan of level 2
The floor plan of level two.
The floor plan of level 3
The floor plan of level three.

Exterior Views

A rendering of the exterior of the building viewed from Sheppard Avenue
A rendering of the exterior of the building viewed from Sheppard Avenue.
A rendering of the exterior of the building viewed from the north-west corner
A rendering of the exterior of the building viewed from the north-west corner
A rendering of the exterior of the building viewed from the north-east corner
A rendering of the exterior of the building viewed from the north-east corner.

Interior Views

A cross-section rendering of the North East Scarborough Community Centre
A cross-section rendering of the North East Scarborough Community Centre.
A rendering of the interior of the North East Scarborough Community Centre
A rendering of the interior of the North East Scarborough Community Centre.
A rendering of the interior of the North East Scarborough Community Centre from another angle
A rendering of the interior of the North East Scarborough Community Centre from another angle.
A longitudinal cross-section rendering of the North East Scarborough Community Centre and Child Care Centre.
A longitudinal cross-section rendering of the North East Scarborough Community Centre and Child Care Centre.