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February 7, 2019
Agincourt Community Recreation Centre programs update
  
The City of Toronto has contacted all of the nearly 3,000 registrants and permit holders who were affected by the fire last week at the Agincourt Community Recreation Centre, providing them with relocation options at seven City recreation centres and three Toronto District School Board (TDSB) locations in Scarborough.

This includes more than 1,800 aquatic registrants and 1,000 people registered in skating and active living programs like visual arts, guitar and yoga. Approximately 11 per cent of the registrants have chosen to be credited for their programs instead of being relocated. More than 900 registrants still have to respond on their choice of relocation or receiving a credit.

The majority of relocated programs are taking place the same day and time as the original programs in the Agincourt Community Recreation Centre, with minor schedule adjustments if needed. Drop-in programs at the seven nearby City recreation centre locations have been shifted slightly to accommodate the extra instructional programs. The TDSB locations have been provided at no additional cost to the City. Centre fitness and swim passes are being honoured at other City recreation centres.

The 14 hockey leagues and associations using the Centre have been accommodated at other Scarborough locations or have used ice time already booked at other locations. City staff continue to work on relocation options with the remaining permit holders. Information about recreation program options for affected residents is available by calling 416-396-7378 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or by calling 311.

As a result of the fire, the entire centre is closed until further notice. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Once the investigation is completed, planning for repairs and reconstruction will begin.

The Agincourt Community Recreation Centre fitness facilities include an indoor swimming pool and two indoor ice rinks. The centre offers more than 400 courses with additional drop-in programs.

Quotes

"I would like to thank all the City staff involved for their incredible efforts to immediately provide recreation spaces for those affected by the fire and to also acknowledge the TDSB's cooperation in helping us access the additional spaces required."
- Toronto Mayor John Tory

"The massive response of City staff and others to the fire shows clearly why the word community is an important part of the Agincourt Community Recreation Centre name."
- Councillor Cynthia Lai, Ward 23 Scarborough North

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Media Contact
Shane Gerard
Strategic Communications
416-397-5711
Shane.Gerard@toronto.ca

 

 

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