March 28, 2022: The following Enhanced Youth Spaces are closed until further notice: New Generation, RAY, Street Level and Strides Toronto.

Youth Spaces

A brightly coloured logo with the text Youth Space
Look for this sign to find your community centre’s Enhanced Youth Space.

There are two types of youth spaces available across the city: regular and enhanced.

Regular Youth Spaces have youth-centric programming during the week at different times. They might not be available every day of the week, so make sure to check ahead.

Enhanced Youth Spaces (EYS) are supervised spaces that are open to youth five to six (5-6) days a week. These spaces have stuff like WiFi, TV, gaming consoles, foosball tables, pool tables, computers, recording studios, photography labs, and study spaces. Free programs include photography, barbering and hairstyling, yoga, nail art, DJing and music recording.

Youth ages 13-17 can join us for drop-in sport programs at their local schools this summer! In partnership with TDSB, City of Toronto is hosting free weekly sport programs at schools. Activities include basketball, cricket, volleyball, multi-sport and more.

Plus, there’s something for youth looking to develop leadership skills, write a resume or apply for jobs in recreation. Free employment readiness workshops are on offer. To sign up, email PFRbuildingskills@toronto.ca.

Sports

These programs run for seven weeks from the start date.

Location Address Course Start Date Day(s) Time
Agincourt Collegiate Institute 2621 Midland Ave. Basketball July 8, 2022 Fridays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Agincourt Collegiate Institute 2621 Midland Ave. Volleyball July 5, 2022 Tuesdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Albion Heights Junior Middle School 45 Lynmont Rd. Basketball July 5, 2022 Tuesdays 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Albion Heights Junior Middle School 45 Lynmont Rd. Soccer July 7, 2022 Thursdays 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Chalkfarm Public School 100 Chalkfarm Dr. Tennis July 4, 2022 Mondays and Wednesdays 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Chester Le Junior Public School 201 Chester Le Blvd. Basketball July 7, 2022 Thursdays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cornell Junior Public School 61 Holmfirth Terr. Multi-Sport July 5, 2022 Tuesdays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Downsview Secondary School 2829 Keele St. Multi-Sport July 12, 2022 Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:15 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Fraser Mustard Early Learning Academy 82 Thorncliffe Park Dr. Multi-Sport July 5, 2022 Tuesdays and Thursdays 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Fraser Mustard Early Learning Academy 82 Thorncliffe Park Dr. Multi-Sport July 5, 2022 Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Glamorgan Junior Public School 51 Antrim Cres. Basketball July 6, 2022 Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Heather Heights Middle School 80 Slan Ave. Basketball July 6, 2022 Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Kingsview Village Junior School 1 York Rd. Basketball July 5, 2022 Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
North Kipling Junior Middle School 2 Rowntree Rd. Flag Football July 5, 2022 Tuesdays 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
North Kipling Junior Middle School 2 Rowntree Rd. Soccer July 6, 2022 Wednesdays 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Samuel Hearne Middle School 21 Newport Ave. Basketball July 7, 2022 Thursdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Scarborough Centre for Alternative Studies 720 Midland Ave. Basketball July 5, 2022 Tuesdays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Secord Elementary School 101 Barrington Ave. Basketball July 5, 2022 Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sloane Public School 110 Sloane Ave. Multi-Sport July 5, 2022 Tuesdays and Thursdays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Smithfield Junior Middle School 175 Mt Olive Dr. Basketball July 6, 2022 Wednesdays 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Smithfield Junior Middle School 175 Mt Olive Dr. Cricket July 7, 2022 Thursdays 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Stanley Public School 75 Stanley Rd. Volleyball July 5, 2022 Tuesdays and Thursdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Swansea Junior and Senior Public School 207 Windermere Ave. Badminton July 6, 2022 Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Swansea Junior and Senior Public School 207 Windermere Ave. Volleyball July 4, 2022 Mondays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thistletown Collegiate Institute 20 Fordwich Cres. Basketball July 6, 2022 Tuesdays 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thistletown Collegiate Institute 20 Fordwich Cres. Soccer July 6, 2022 Wednesdays 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
West Hill Public School 299 Morningside Ave. Basketball July 6, 2022 Wednesdays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Weston Collegiate Institute 100 Pine St. Basketball July 4, 2022 Mondays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute 2239 Lawrence Ave. E. Basketball July 4, 2022 Mondays 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Employment Readiness Workshops

To sign up, email PFRbuildingskills@toronto.ca.

Location Address Dates Time
West Humber Collegiate Institute 1675 Martin Grove Rd. July 25 and 26, 2022 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Chalkfarm Public School 100 Chalkfarm Dr. August 10 and 11, 2022 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Chester Le Junior Public School 201 Chester Le Blvd. July 25 and 26, 2022 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cornell Junior Public School 61 Holmfirth Terr. August 3 and 4, 2022 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Downsview Secondary School 2829 Keele St. July 11 and 12, 2022 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Glamorgan Junior Public School 51 Antrim Cres. July 18 and 19, 2022 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Heather Heights Middle School 80 Slan Ave. August 8 and 9, 2022 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kingsview Village Junior School 1 York Rd. July 11 and 12, 2022 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Samuel Hearne Middle School 21 Newport Ave. July 11 and 12, 2022 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Scarborough Centre for Alternative Studies 720 Midland Ave. July 13 and 14, 2022 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Secord Elementary School 101 Barrington Ave. August 8 and 9, 2022 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sloane Public School 110 Sloane Ave. August 8 and 9, 2022 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Smithfield Junior Middle School 175 Mt Olive Dr. July 18 and 19, 2022 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Smithfield Junior Middle School 175 Mt Olive Dr. July 20 and 21, 2022 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Stanley Public School 75 Stanley Rd. August 8 and 9, 2022 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Swansea Junior and Senior Public School 207 Windermere Ave. July 13 and 14, 2022 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thistletown Collegiate Institute 20 Fordwich Cres. July 13 and 14, 2022 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
West Hill Public School 299 Morningside Ave. August 10 and 11, 2022 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All Enhanced Youth Spaces are open:

  • Monday to Friday
  • 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Some Enhanced Youth Space locations may also be open on weekends. Contact your local Enhanced Youth Space staff from the following table for more information.

Search by program name, location or address by entering keywords into the search field

Location Contact
Club Nish

Inside Native Youth Resource Centre

655 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Devin Fan, Youth Recreation Programmer

Da Block

Inside Don Montgomery Community Centre

2467 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough

Miranda Greene, Youth Recreation Programmer

Da Lounge

Inside Parkway Forest Community Centre

55 Forest Manor Road, North York

Alex Noussis, Youth Recreation Programmer

RAY

Inside Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute

500 The East Mall #124, Etobicoke

Alex Noussis, Youth Recreation Programmer

Street Level

Inside LAMP Community Health Centre

185 Fifth Street, Etobicoke

Alex Noussis, Youth Recreation Programmer

The 6IX

Inside Heron Park Community Centre

292 Manse Road, Scarborough

Joanna Furczon, Youth Recreation Programmer

The Crib

Inside Antibes Community Centre

140 Antibes Drive, North York

Nathaniel Demisse, Youth Recreation Programmer

The Hot Spot

Inside North Kipling Community Centre

2 Rowntree Road, Etobicoke

O’Neil Mullings, Youth Recreation Programmer

The MYZ

Inside Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centre

220 Cowan Avenue, Toronto

Shane Marshall, Youth Recreation Programmer

The New Generation Youth Recreation Centre

2694 Eglinton Ave West, York

Zecko Jalloul, Youth Recreation Programmer

This site is closed.

The Zone

Inside Strides Toronto

1200 Markham Road, Scarborough

Jermeen Baddour, Youth Recreation Programmer

Northwood Community Centre

15 Clubhouse Crt, North York

Piragashini Gnanavel, Youth Recreation Programmer

Regent Park Community Centre

402 Shuter St, Toronto

Rowan Beckford, Youth Recreation Programmer

Wellesley Community Centre

495 Sherbourne St., Toronto

Rowan Beckford, Youth Recreation Programmer

O’Connor Community Centre

1386 Victoria Park Ave, North York

Paul Walwyn, Youth Recreation Programmer

Driftwood Community Recreation Centre

4401 Jane St, North York

Temi Opaleye, Youth Recreation Programmer

Elmbank Community Centre

10 Rampart Rd, Etobicoke

 

Everett Cooper, Youth Recreation Programmer

Falstaff Community Centre

40 Falstaff Ave, North York

Alexandra Salinas, Youth Recreation Programmer

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto

156 Galloway Rd., Scarborough

Laban Amurthalingam, Youth Recreation Programmer

Power House Recreation Centre

65 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr., Etobicoke

Fernando Carinci, Youth Recreation Programmer

Lawrence Heights Community Centre

5 Replin Rd, North York

Kisha Roberts, Youth Recreation Programmer

  • Cell: 416-418-6187
Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre

870 Queen St E., Toronto

Dylan Howell, Youth Recreation Programmer

These programs are offered only at Enhanced Youth Spaces

AMPED (Artist development, Modelling, Photography, Music engineering and DJing) Artist Development

  • Learn the skills needed to write, record and establish your portfolio

AMPED Music Engineering

  • Learn how to produce music and skills to perfect your sound

AMPED Photography/Videography

  • Learn how to record video for YouTube, weddings and short films

AMPED Art of DJing

  • Learn the basic fundamentals of DJing, beat making, bar counting, scratching and mixing
  • Equipment is provided

AMPED Model Development

  • Learn about posture, facial expressions and angles, how to work the runway, establish a portfolio and so much more

Building Skills Through Recreation (BSTR) Employment Readiness

  • Youth 16 to 24 years of age
  • Learn interview tips, how to build a resume, customer service and other skills to help you apply for City of Toronto Recreation jobs

Chop It Like It’s Hot!

  • Learn how to make basic, healthy, affordable meals, and how to shop on a budget
  • Weekly program
  • A cook-off is held at the end of the program to see who will compete at the final competition during Youth Week

STOMP Dance Program

  • Learn various urban dance styles such as step, break, hip-hop, dancehall, bollywood, jazz, ballet and contemporary through a team dance program
  • Stomp Urban Dance Showcase recital event held in spring 2020

Social Environmental Education Entrepreneurship Design (SEEED) Program

  • Youth 12 to 15 years of age
  • Learn how food is grown, healthy eating and shopping tips, culinary training, and food safety and handling training

Visionaries of Youth Community Engagement (VOYCE) Program

  • Specialty program for youth 18 to 24 years of age
  • Opportunity for students to gain community and social experience by developing projects, initiatives and events for youth
  • For more information, email VOYCE Lead Devin Fan at Devin.Fan@toronto.ca.

 

Search by program name, location or address by entering keywords into the search field.

Location Contact
Chalkfarm Community Centre

180 Chalkfarm Drive, North York

For more information, call the community centre at 416-395-7802
Dennis R. Timbrell Resource Centre

29 St Dennis Drive, Toronto

For more information, call the community centre at 416-395-7972
Fairbank Memorial Community Centre

2213 Dufferin Street, York

For more information, call the community centre at 416-394-2473
Grandravine Community Recreation Centre

23 Grandravine Drive, North York

For more information, call the community centre at 416-395-6171
James S. Bell Community School

90 Thirty First Street, Etobicoke

Contact the community centre for more information

Phone: 416-394-8707

John Innes Community Recreation Centre

150 Sherbourne Street, Toronto

Contact the community centre for more information

Phone: 416-392-6779

Kingsview Village Community School

1 York Road, Etobicoke

Contact the community centre for more information

Phone: 416-394-5540

L’Amoreaux Community Recreation Centre

2000 McNicoll Avenue, Scarborough

Contact the community centre for more information

Phone: 416-396-4510

Malvern Recreation Centre

30 Sewells Road, Scarborough

Contact the community centre for more information

Phone: 416-396-4054

McGregor Park Community Centre

2231 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough

Contact the community centre for more information

Phone: 416-396-4023

Oriole Community Centre

2975 Don Mills Road, North York

Contact the community centre for more information

Phone: 416-395-6005

Oakdale Community Centre

350 Grandravine Drive, North York

Contact the community centre for more information

Phone: 416-395-0484

Oakridge Community Recreation Centre

63 Pharmacy Avenue, Scarborough

Contact the community centre for more information

Phone: 416-338-1966

Scadding Court Community Centre

707 Dundas Street West, Toronto

Contact the community centre for more information

Phone: 416-392-0335

Scarborough Village Recreation Centre

3600 Kingston Road, Scarborough

Contact the community centre for more information

Phone: 416-396-4048

Secord Community Centre

91 Barrington Avenue, East York

Contact the community centre for more information

Phone: 416-396-2857

 

YOWs can help youth:

  • Find a job or volunteer opportunity
  • Participate in special events and recreation programs
  • Join their local Youth Advisory Council. In Youth Advisory Councils, youth work with their peers in a positive environment to make a difference in their community. Activities can include planning special events, advising the community centre on recreation programs for youth, and community service work.

Contact a Youth Outreach Worker (YOW) to find out more.

Location Part of the City Phone Number (Cell)
Antibes Community Centre North 416-936-7821
Dennis Timbrell Recreation Centre North 416-936-8265
Driftwood Community Centre North 416-717-9157
Grandravine/ Northwood Community Centre North 647-473-7664
Lawrence Heights Community Centre North 416-991-3717
O’Connor Community Centre North 416-908-9784
Oakdale Community Centre North 416-992-9714
Oriole/ Parkway Forest Community Centre North 416-906-6401
Chalkfarm Community Centre West 416-984-7309
Elmbank Community Centre West 416-999-4681
Fairbank Community Centre West 647-473-7662
Falstaff Community Centre West 416-990-7714
James S. Bell Community Centre West 647-212-7626
Kingsview Village Community Centre West 416-984-7306
Mount Dennis Community Centre West 416-984-7282
North Kipling Community Centre West 416-984-0807
Centennial/ Cedarbrook Community Centre East 416-936-8578
Don Montgomery Community Centre East 416-771-4840
Heron Park Community Centre East 416-936-8573
L’Amoureaux Community Recreation Centre East 416-906-4967
Malvern Community Centre East 416-936-8597
McGregor Community Recreation Centre East 416-999-7207
Oakridge Community Centre/Warden Hilltop Community Centre East 416-688-7802
Scarborough Village East 416-791-0954
Jimmie Simpson Community Centre South 416-896-5957
John Innes Community Centre South 416-771-1449
Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre South 416-984-6946
Regent Park Community Centre South 416-936-7825
Scadding Court Community Centre South 416-896-6437
Secord Community Centre South 416-936-8605
Wellesley Community Centre South 416-677-5654