The City is improving York Recreation Centre through state of good repair work to replace the roof with a green roof (a roof covered in vegetation and growing medium). Construction will happen in two phases which will temporarily impact the recreation centre’s programming.  

  • Fall 2021: Hire an engineering consultant
  • Winter 2021 to Fall 2023: Roof investigation and detailed design
  • Winter 2023: Hire a construction team
  • Spring to Winter 2024: Phase 1 construction (roof replacement)
  • Spring to Fall 2025: Phase 2 construction (green roof installation)
  • Fall 2025: All construction complete

The timeline is subject to change.

February 2024

Construction Hiring

A contractor is retained and construction is anticipated to start in the spring. In April, recreation programming will be interrupted because of construction. More information will be provided as soon as it is available.

In 2024, construction will take place in different areas of the roof and at different times. This will impact recreation programming in the fitness/dance studio, multipurpose room and indoor pool.

  • Indoor pool and pool gallery: March 18 to April 28, 2024 (Area 3)
  • Early years room and dance studio: April 29 to May 30, 2024 (Area 2)
  • Weight room and fitness studio: June 4 to June 14, 2024 (Area 1)

The timeline is subject to change.

An aerial map showing the footprint of York Recreation Centre, located at the southeast corner of Black Creek Drive and Eglinton Avenue West which shows shading over the roof improvements areas. Area 1 is the roof area closest to Black Creek Drive and small in size. Roof Area 3 is the largest area at the north of the facility and roof Area 2 is to the east.