With dozens of recreation centres in the Toronto area to choose from, it’s understandable if you only regularly visit your neighbourhood spot. If you’re up for a trek though, we recommend you visit one of our favourites from across Toronto.

Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre

This huge facility is known for its excellent recreation programming. It offers a wide-range of activities including swimming, fitness, youth, sports, after-school and preschool programs. Best of all, they offer plenty of free programming!

Address: 870 Queen St E, Toronto, ON
Phone: 416-392-0751
Website: www.toronto.ca/data/parks/prd/facilities/complex/58/index.html

York Recreation Centre

This sparkling new facility features a six-lane 25 metre pool with ramp, shallow leisure tot pool with water spray and splash features with ramp and stair access, double sized gymnasium, weight room, indoor running track, fitness studio, universal change rooms, kitchen, and multi-purpose rooms of varying sizes and plenty of fantastic programming.
Address: 115 Black Creek Dr, Toronto, ON
Phone: 416-392-9675
Website: www.toronto.ca/data/parks/prd/facilities/complex/3501/index.html

Annette Community Recreation Centre

The facilities at the recently renovated Annette include a swimming pool, weight room, dance studio and several multipurpose rooms and a gymnasium. The pool and facilities are fully accessible with separate special needs washroom/changing facility, pool lift and facility elevator.


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Address: 333 Annette St, Toronto, ON
Phone: 416-392-0736
Website: www.toronto.ca/data/parks/prd/facilities/complex/17/index.html

North Toronto Memorial Community Centre

This multi-use complex features indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness centre, weight room, gymnasium, multipurpose rooms, and meeting space. They offer a wide variety of programming for all ages.
Address: 200 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto, ON
Phone: 416-392-6591
Website: www.toronto.ca/data/parks/prd/facilities/complex/189/index.html

Joseph J. Piccininni Community Centre

One of the largest facilities in Toronto, this centre has a variety of accessible programming, plus a fantastic pool, fitness centre, and more.
Address: 1369 Street Clair Avenue West, Toronto, ON
Phone: 416-392-0036
Website: www.toronto.ca/data/parks/prd/facilities/complex/509/index.html