Join us at the final Open House at Carmine Stefano Community Centre on June 9, 2022, any time between 7 and 9 p.m. to learn about the new Community Centre’s design and speak with the project team.

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

Project Timeline

  • Fall 2019:  Schematic design and community engagement
  • Summer 2021: Detailed design
  • Winter 2022: Hire a construction team
  • Summer 2023: Construction starts
  • Fall 2026: Construction complete

Timelines are estimated and are subject to change.

The City has been engaging community members in the Western North York area since April 2019 to help design the new community centre.

June 9, 2022

Open House

The City Councillor of Ward 7 – Humber River-Black Creek will be present.

December 2020

Digital Open House

A digital open house took place from November 23 to December 18, 2020. Draft building and landscape plans were presented, and feedback collected through a survey as part of the Digital Open House. 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 Centre.

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Youth Workshops

To ensure the centre is designed to be welcoming for local youth, the project team held six youth workshops throughout December of 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, leave notes and questions throughout the workshop.

Read the youth workshop summary.

July 19, 2019

Pop-Up at the Emery Village Movie in the Park

July 13, 2019

Pop-Up at the Humbermede Community Fun Fair

  • Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: Woodview Park Library parking lot at 16 Bradstock Rd.

June 12, 2019

Pop-up Event

June 4, 2019

Community Open House #1

City staff and consultants were in attendance 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