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.

 

August 13, 2019: The New Generation Youth Recreation Centre is closed due to the fire on May 7, 2019. At this time there is no reopening date. Programs and services will be moved to alternate locations until further notice. The Youth Recreation Programmer can be reached at 416-984-4512 for further 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

Phone: 416-969-8510
Cell: 416-984-4335
Email: Devin.Fan@toronto.ca

Da Block

Inside Don Montgomery Community Centre

2467 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough

Robert Willis, Youth Recreation Programmer

Phone: 416-396-3289
Cell: 416-984-4396
Email: Robert.Willis@toronto.ca

Da Lounge

Inside Parkway Forest Community Centre

55 Forest Manor Road, North York

Steven Menezes, Youth Recreation Programmer

Phone: 416-392-6384
Cell: 416-984-4259
Email: Steven.Menezes@toronto.ca

Mount Dennis Community Hall

4 Hollis Street, York

Zecko Jalloul, Youth Recreation Programmer

Cell: 416-984-4512
Email: Zecko.Jalloul@toronto.ca

RAY

Inside Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute

500 The East Mall #124, Etobicoke

Everett Cooper, Youth Recreation Programmer

Phone: 416-984-4364
Email: ecooper@toronto.ca

Street Level

Inside LAMP Community Health Centre

185 Fifth Street, Etobicoke

Everett Cooper, Youth Recreation Programmer

Phone: 416-984-4364
Email: ecooper@toronto.ca

The 6IX

Inside Heron Park Community Centre

292 Manse Road, Scarborough

Lance Merraro, Youth Recreation Programmer

Phone: 416-396-7684
Cell: 416-984-4504
Email: Lance.Merraro@toronto.ca

The Crib

Inside Antibes Community Centre

140 Antibes Drive, North York

Alexandra Salinas, Youth Recreation Programmer

Phone: 416-395-6188
Cell: 416-984-4471
Email: Alexandra.Salinas@toronto.ca

The Hot Spot

Inside North Kipling Community Centre

2 Rowntree Road, Etobicoke

Sabrina Novello-Cheatley, Youth Recreation Programmer

Phone: 416-394-2745
Cell: 416-984-4299
Email: Sabrina.Novello-Cheatley@toronto.ca

The MYZ

Inside Masaryk-Cowan Community Recreation Centre

220 Cowan Avenue, Toronto

Tyrel Bissoo, Youth Recreation Programmer

Phone: 416-392-6925
Cell: 416-984-4420
Email: Tyrel.Bissoo@toronto.ca

The New Generation Youth Recreation Centre – CLOSED

2694 Eglinton Ave West, York

The centre is closed until further notice due to fire damage
The Zone

Inside East Metro Youth Services

1200 Markham Road, Scarborough

Melanie Bailey, Youth Recreation Programmer

Phone: 416-438-3697 ext. 13272
Cell: 416-984-4383
Email: Melanie.Bailey@toronto.ca

 

These programs are offered only at Enhance Youth Spaces

AMPED 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) Leadership

  • Youth 13 to 15 years of age
  • Opportunity for young people to engage in their communities, explore their talents and build capacity to problem solve, think critically, and make decisions

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
  • Eight advocacy sub-committees are available to join
    • VOYCE Media and Marketing Advocacy Committee (VMAC)
    • VOYCE Equity and Diversity Committee (E &D)
    • VOYCE Design and Technology Advocacy Committee (YDAC)
    • VOYCE Political Advocacy Committee (VPAC)
    • VOYCE Environmental Advocacy Committee (VEAC)
    • VOYCE Health and Wellness Advocacy Committee (VHAC)
    • VOYCE Financial Advocacy Committee (VFAC)
    • VOYCE Culinary Advocacy Committee (VCAC)
  • For more information, email VOYCE Leads Devin Fan at Devin.Fan@toronto.ca or Rob Willis at Robert.Willis@toronto.ca 

 

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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
Driftwood Community Recreation Centre

4401 Jane Street, North York

For more information, call the community centre at 416-395-7944
Elmbank Community Centre

10 Rampart Road, Toronto

For more information, call the community centre at 416-394-8671
Fairbank Memorial Community Centre

2213 Dufferin Street, York

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

50 Falstaff Avenue, Toronto

For more information, call the community centre at 416-395-1199
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

Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre

870 Queen Street East, Toronto

Contact the community centre for more information

Phone: 416 392-0751

Kingsview Village Community School

1 York Road, Etobicoke

Contact the community centre for more information

Phone: 416-394-5540

Lawrence Heights Community Centre

5 Replin Road, Toronto

Contact the community centre for more information

Phone: 416-395-6118

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

O’Connor Community Centre

1386 Victoria Park Avenue, North York

Contact the community centre for more information

Phone: 416-395-7957

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

Regent Park Community Centre

402 Shuter Street, Toronto

Contact the community centre for more information

Phone: 416-392-5490

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

Wellesley Community Centre

495 Sherbourne Street North, Toronto

Contact the community centre for more information

Phone: 416-392-0227

 

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.