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June 17, 2010
Community recreation centres across the city open their doors
Councillor Janet Davis (Ward 31 Beaches-East York), Chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee, and City of Toronto representatives will kick off the Citys free city-wide recreational open house events at Wellesley Community Centre as part of June is Recreation and Parks Month celebrations.

Official kickoff:

Date: Saturday, June 19
Times: 11 a.m. - official remarks; 1 to 4 p.m. - open house activities
Location: Wellesley Community Centre, 495 Sherbourne St.

Photo Op: A table tennis ("ping pong") match will be played after the opening remarks.

Wellesley Community Centre will feature information booths, world drumming and fitness class demonstrations, arts and crafts activities, table tennis and kids soccer during the afternoon.

The free city-wide open house will be held at various community centres throughout the city. For locations and program details, please visit This city-wide open house is a valuable way for community members to familiarize themselves with the programs and services offered, enjoy a variety of free activities and connect with fellow community members.

June is Recreation and Parks month. Participation in parks and recreation activities builds healthy communities and enhances quality of life for all Toronto residents. You can find out more, including a schedule of participating community centres in your area, at

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contact:
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation media line, 416-560-8726,



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