The City is building and designing a new community centre at 60 Starview Lane.

  • Fall 2019: Schematic design and community engagement
  • Summer 2021: Detailed design
  • Spring 2024: Hire a construction team
  • Early Winter 2024: Construction starts
  • Spring 2027: Construction complete

The timeline is subject to change.

December 2023

Construction Update

The open loop geothermal supply and injection well testing continues and is anticipated to be completed in early 2024.

September 2022

Construction Update

Construction of the new open loop geothermal supply and injection wells to heat and cool the new community centre starts in early September. It is anticipated to be completed in Fall 2022. Construction signs are posted on-site.

June 2022

Open House

On June 9, 2022, the final open house took place at Carmine Stefano Community Centre. The local Councillor was in attendance and the project team shared information about the project with the community.

Download theĀ Open House presentation.

December 2020

Digital Open House

From November 23 to December 18, 2020, a digital open house took place where draft building and landscape plans were presented and feedback was collected in a survey. The feedback collected in this phase of engagement will help refine and inform a more detailed design of both indoor and outdoor spaces of the new Community Centre.

Download the:

Youth Workshops

To ensure the centre is designed to be welcoming for local youth, the project team held six youth workshops throughout December 2020. Each workshop included five to 10 high school students and lasted approximately one hour. The workshops were hosted online using Miro, an interactive online platform that allows participants to vote, and leave notes and questions throughout the workshop.

Read the youth workshop summary.

July 2019

Pop-Up Event

On July 13 and 19, pop-up events were held at the Humbermede Community Fun Fair in the Woodview Park Library parking lot and at the Emery Village Movie in the Park in Joseph Bannon Park, respectively.

June 2019

Pop-Up Event

On June 12, a pop-up was held at Basil-the-Great College.

Community Open House #1

On June 4, City staff and consultants were available at an open house to provide information, answer questions and receive community input on the project.

Map showing the location of the proposed Western North York Community Centre on Starview Lane at Weston RoadThe site at 60 Starview Lane was purchased in 2015 and is east of Weston Road and Starview Lane. It is next to the Toronto Catholic District School Board’s St. Basil-the-Great College at 20 Starview Lane.

The scope of work for this project includes the planning, design and construction of a new 77,000 square foot state-of-the-art community and recreation centre that is intended to be a net zero emissions facility. The new centre will replace the existing Carmine Stefano Community Centre, currently being leased by the City. The new community centre will provide enhanced programming with no interruption to service.

Possible components may include:

  • an aquatic centre;
  • a gymnasium;
  • a walking track
  • fitness centre with studios;
  • flexible multi-purpose rooms;
  • a licensed child care; and
  • outdoor spaces.

It will be a place for the community to gather and to socialize. It will be a place that cultivates creativity, health and well-being, inclusivity, and accessibility for all ages and will improve the quality of life for the community.


The community centre design will target net zero emissions with:

  • A 100 per cent electric building that is not powered by any fossil fuels
  • Energy efficient building with well-insulated windows, walls, and roof
  • Open-loop ground source heat pump system to heat and cool the building
  • High-efficiency ventilation heat recovery
  • Drain water heat recovery

On-site renewable energy:

  • Solar Photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof and over the parking lot