Welcome to Cecil Community Centre
...fostering community and enhancing quality of life
Cecil Community Centre is a not-for-profit, multi-service neighbourhood centre that offers a broad range of recreational, educational, social, cultural and capacity-building programs to local area residents. For almost 40 years, the Centre has played a vital role in the lives of community members of all ages. Our centre provides programs and services for children, youth, adults and seniors. Programs include a Family Resource Program, Community Drop-in, Homework Club, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, Tutoring Program, Free Clothing Project, Youth Program, and Sunday Children’s Program.
The Centre partners with a variety of community organizations to provide services to the community, (e.g. seniors’ health and fitness classes, English language instruction for newcomers, and tax clinics for people who are low-income). The Centre is an accessible, multi-functional facility that provides program and activity spaces to the community at large.
Cecil Community Centre is an agency of the City of Toronto and one of the Association of Community Centres. The Association of Community Centres (AOCCs) is comprised of 10 volunteer board-run multi-purpose facilities providing a broad range of community, recreation and social service programs to residents in the local community..
Youth Program Expansion
The Cecil Youth Program is expanding! Starting Tuesday, February 21st, we will be hosting a regular Tuesday night GYM NIGHT at the Ryerson Community School. The School is located at 96 Denison Avenue. Come and join us for, Basketball, soccer and dodge ball. The Gym Night Program will run every Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm throughout the school year.
Please contact Tarah Hamilton, Youth Program Assistant at 416-392-1090 ext. 229 for more information.
Free Income Tax Clinic
Cecil Community Centre will once again be offering a free Income Tax Clinic for Low-Income Individuals and Families at 58 Cecil Street (College/Spadina)
- Must be a legal resident of Ontario on December 31, 2016
- Annual income not exceeding (including E.I. benefits):
- Single Person: $30,000
- Family: $40,000
- No self-Employment, investment, business, rental income.
- We can only do returns for the 2016 tax year.
Saturday, March 4 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Thursday, March 9 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 18 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Thursday, March 23 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Clinics are run by volunteers. Please be respectful of their time and call to notify us if you have to cancel your appointment.
** Bring your T4 or other documents which indicate your total income for 2016.
** Bring all receipts for expenses such as rent, transportation and child care.
Language of Service
English (or bring your own interpreter)
Registration: Please contact 416-392-1090 ext 0. You must register in advance to make an appointment for the Income Tax Clinic.
Board of Management Vacancy
The Cecil Community Centre Board of Management is currently seeking a candidate for a two-year term position, who possesses a robust mix of skills, knowledge, and experience, and reflects the diversity of the community that we work with.
We are particularly seeking a candidate who lives in the Centre’s catchment area (N: Bloor Street, S: Queen Street, W: Bathurst Street, E: University Avenue) with the following skills:
- Marketing and Communications
Please see the attached Posting for more information or contact Danny Anckle, Executive Director, at 416-392-1090 ext. 223 if you have any questions.
Library/Reading Room Announcement
The Book Lending Library will be closed permanently from March 1, 2017.
Also, starting March 1, 2017, there will be new hours for the Reading Room:
Monday to Friday: 9am to 3:30pm
6:30pm to 9:45pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 5pm
These changes are to accommodate the new CecilKids! Homework Club which will be starting in the spring of 2017.
Please call 416-392-1090 if you have any questions or need additional information.
Program Advisory Committee
Cecil Community Centre is starting a Program Advisory Committee and we are looking for members like you.
The Program Advisory Committee will help to ensure that the programs at Cecil Community Centre are up-to-date, based on best practice models and reflect the identified needs of the community.
The committee will meet between 2 and 4 times per year to review current programs, identify issues and make recommendations for new programs to the staff and Board of Management of the Community Centre.
For more information or to sign up for this new committee, please contact Danny Anckle, Executive Director, at 416-392-1090 ext. 223, or speak to someone at the Front Desk.
Get involved! Make a Difference!
Please download the Homework Club Flyer for details