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Sub-projects have been added to the database for Lawrence Heights Phase 1 Townhomes (thread), and the Lawrence Heights Triangular Park (thread). Relevant posts have been copied to the respective threads. This thread is to remain for discussion of the Lawrence Heights Revitalization Master Plan. Future phases will be separated into new database pages and threads as new information becomes available.

Lawrence Heights Community Recreation & Child Care Centre

A new Community Recreation and Child Care Centre is coming to the Lawrence Heights neighbourhood as part of the Toronto Community Housing Lawrence Heights Revitalization project Opens in new window. The new facility will be designed with the help of community feedback and is planned to include two indoor pools, a double gymnasium, fitness and dance studios, multi-purpose rooms, and more! The Child Care Centre, which will be located inside the building, will accommodate 88 children.

Project Timeline

  • Summer 2022: Hire a design team
  • Fall 2022 to Summer 2023: Community engagement
  • Fall 2022 to Winter 2023: Design
  • Spring 2024: Hire a construction team
  • Summer 2027: Construction complete
The timeline is subject to change.

Lawrence Heights Community Recreation and Child Care Centre will be one of the City’s largest new community recreation centres. The new facility will replace the existing Lawrence Heights Community Centre at a new location near Varna Drive and Ranee Avenue. The existing Lawrence Heights Community Centre will remain open until the new facility is built.

The Community Recreation and Child Care Centre will be accessible and achieve a Net Zero emissions building design.

Toronto Unveils $25M Federal Boost for Lawrence Heights Community Hub & Child Care Centre

The Government of Canada and City of Toronto announce a $25M contribution to the Lawrence Heights Community Centre, marking a milestone in urban renewal.

01 Mar 2024 10:29 EST

Marking a significant milestone in urban renewal, the Government of Canada and the City of Toronto announced a $25 million federal contribution towards the construction of the Lawrence Heights Community Recreation & Child Care Centre. This new facility, a cornerstone of the Lawrence Heights Revitalization project, aims to serve over 48,000 residents with modern, inclusive amenities and a commitment to net-zero emissions. The project's total investment surpasses $150 million, reflecting a strong partnership between federal and municipal governments to foster community wellness and sustainability.

The proposed facility is not just a community centre but a beacon of modern design and sustainability. Envisioned amenities include a six-lane, 25-metre pool, a double gymnasium, fitness studios, and spaces dedicated to social services and Indigenous Placekeeping. The child care centre, designed to accommodate 88 children across various age groups, will feature a kitchen, laundry room, and universal washrooms, among other facilities. Targeting Net Zero emissions, the centre aligns with Toronto's ambitions to become a carbon-neutral city, contributing to Canada's broader net-zero objectives by 2050.