Parks, Forestry & Recreation

St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre

St Lawrence Community Centre is located in the historic St. Lawrence Neighbourhood of downtown Toronto. The community centre shares it's space with Market Lane Public School and the St. Lawrence Community Day Care. It offers a full range of programming for families, children, adults and older adults.

Please note: Drop-in Lane Swim for 6:30 to 8:30 am requires a pass which should be purchased from the office in advance. The office is not open at 6:30 am and swimmers will be unable to pay in cash.

  • 230 Esplanade M5A 4J6
  • Contact Us: 416 392-1347
  • Partially Accessible
  • Ward: 28
  • District: Toronto & East York
  • Near: Sherbourne & The Esplande
  • TTC Information: Travel to King Station. On the eastbound side of King, board the 504 King and travel to Sherbourne. Walk south on Sherbourne to The Esplanade and then east to 230 The Esplanade.
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Camps

Adapted Camp - YouthThese Adventure Camps, for campers with a disability ages 13 plus. Campers are introduced to a variety of enhanced activities through workshops, special events and excursions. These camps have no consumable fee. These programs will require an additional registration process to become eligible to participate.
Adapted Adventure Camp  (13 - 29yrs)
Aug-05-2014 to Aug-08-2014, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Adapted Adventure Camp  (13 - 29yrs)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-15-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Adapted Adventure Camp  (13 - 29yrs)
Aug-18-2014 to Aug-22-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Camp Activity Child - All Day ExtraThese Activity Camps are designed to give children, ages 6-12, a fun-filled, action-packed and safe camp experience. Campers will be involved in arts and crafts, games, sports, special events, outdoor activities and local trips. These camps have a $15 consumable fee.
Activity Camp  (6 - 8yrs)
Aug-05-2014 to Aug-08-2014, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Activity Camp  (9 - 12yrs)
Aug-05-2014 to Aug-08-2014, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Activity Camp  (6 - 8yrs)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-15-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Activity Camp  (9 - 12yrs)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-15-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Activity Camp  (6 - 8yrs)
Aug-18-2014 to Aug-22-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Activity Camp  (9 - 12yrs)
Aug-18-2014 to Aug-22-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Camp Extended ChildThe Extended Care option provides supervised care before and/or after camp for children registered in City of Toronto, Parks, Forestry and Recreation camp sessions. Extended hours programs have a separate barcode for registration. Refer to the camp program charts for times, fees and locations.
Extended Care AM: New Steps  (13yrs and over)
Aug-05-2014 to Aug-08-2014, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 8 - 9am   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Extended Care: Morning  (6 - 12yrs)
Aug-05-2014 to Aug-08-2014, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 8 - 9am   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Extended Care PM: New Steps  (13yrs and over)
Aug-05-2014 to Aug-05-2014, Tue, 4 - 5pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Extended Care: Afternoon  (6 - 12yrs)
Aug-05-2014 to Aug-08-2014, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4 - 6pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Extended Care AM: New Steps  (13yrs and over)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-15-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 8 - 9am   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Extended Care: Morning  (6 - 12yrs)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-15-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 8 - 9am   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Extended Care PM: New Steps  (13yrs and over)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-15-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4 - 5pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Extended Care: Afternoon  (6 - 12yrs)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-15-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4 - 6pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Extended Care AM: New Steps  (13yrs and over)
Aug-18-2014 to Aug-22-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 8 - 9am   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Extended Care: Morning  (6 - 12yrs)
Aug-18-2014 to Aug-22-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 8 - 9am   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Extended Care PM: New Steps  (13yrs and over)
Aug-18-2014 to Aug-22-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4 - 5pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Extended Care: Afternoon  (6 - 12yrs)
Aug-18-2014 to Aug-22-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4 - 6pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration

Fitness & Wellness

Yoga - Older AdultA series of postures promoting flexibility, specific breathing and relaxation techniques, while strengthening and toning muscles. Various styles are offered. Participants are required to bring their own mat.
Yoga  (19yrs and over)
Jun-30-2014 to Sep-08-2014, Mon, 10 - 11am   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course has started. Click on the course link to see if spots are available, then call (416) 338-4386 or visit your local Community Center or Civic Center for registering information.

Sports

Martial Arts - AdultVariety of martial arts courses from beginner to advanced levels including Tae Kwon Do and Karate.
Martial Arts: All Levels  (25yrs and over)
Aug-26-2014 to Sep-23-2014, Tue, Thur, 6 - 7pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Martial Arts: Tools  (25yrs and over)
Aug-26-2014 to Sep-23-2014, Tue, Thur, 7 - 8pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Martial Arts - ChildVariety of martial arts courses from beginner to advanced levels including Tae Kwon Do and Karate.
Martial Arts: All Levels  (6yrs and over)
Aug-26-2014 to Sep-23-2014, Tue, Thur, 6 - 7pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Martial Arts: Tools  (6yrs and over)
Aug-26-2014 to Sep-23-2014, Tue, Thur, 7 - 8pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Martial Arts - YouthVariety of martial arts courses from beginner to advanced levels including Tae Kwon Do and Karate.
Martial Arts: All Levels  (13 - 24yrs)
Aug-26-2014 to Sep-23-2014, Tue, Thur, 6 - 7pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Martial Arts: Tools  (13 - 17yrs)
Aug-26-2014 to Sep-23-2014, Tue, Thur, 7 - 8pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration

Swimming

Adapted Aquatics - All AgesAn instructional swimming program designed for children, youth and adults with a disability. These programs will require an additional registration process to become eligible to participate.
Adapted Swim Lessons: Ultra 1 and 2  (3yrs and over)
Jul-03-2014 to Aug-28-2014, Thur, 7 - 7:30pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course has started. Click on the course link to see if spots are available, then call (416) 338-4386 or visit your local Community Center or Civic Center for registering information.
Adapted Swim Lessons: Ultra 1 and 2  (3yrs and over)
Jul-03-2014 to Aug-28-2014, Thur, 7:30 - 8pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course has started. Click on the course link to see if spots are available, then call (416) 338-4386 or visit your local Community Center or Civic Center for registering information.
Adult Swim 1Basic swimming skills and water safety. This is an introductory or beginner level. Prerequisite: A keen interest in developing skills and knowledge that promotes safe enjoyment of aquatic environments. Adult 1 develops or increases students' comfort in the water through basic floatation, movement and breathing skills and fosters the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to prepare, stay safe and survive in and around water.
Adult Swim 1  (17yrs and over)
Jul-08-2014 to Aug-26-2014, Tue, 7 - 8pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course has started. Click on the course link to see if spots are available, then call (416) 338-4386 or visit your local Community Center or Civic Center for registering information.
Adult Swim 2Swimming strokes and water safety. Prerequisite: Ability to swim 15 metres continuously on front or back and a willingness to increase comfort in deep water. Adult 2 develops one or more swimming strokes, working towards proficiency and increased endurance, and introduces or enhances water safety knowledge and skills relevant to the student.
Adult Swim 2  (17yrs and over)
Jul-08-2014 to Aug-12-2014, Tue, 7 - 8pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course has started. Click on the course link to see if spots are available, then call (416) 338-4386 or visit your local Community Center or Civic Center for registering information.
Guardian Swim 1The Guardian Swim Program provides an introduction to the aquatic environment and basic skills. It is age appropriate and progressive. Learning is facilitated through the parent/ caregiver to ensure comfort, communication and extra safety. Parent or guardian must accompany child into the water. One child per parent/guardian
Guardian Swim 1  (6mths - 5yrs)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-21-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 5 - 5:30pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course is open for registration
Guardian Swim 1  (6mths - 5yrs)
Jul-28-2014 to Aug-08-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 5:30 - 6pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course has started. Click on the course link to see if spots are available, then call (416) 338-4386 or visit your local Community Center or Civic Center for registering information.
Guardian Swim 2The Guardian Swim Program provides an introduction to the aquatic environment and basic skills. It is age appropriate and progressive. Learning is facilitated through the parent/ caregiver to ensure comfort, communication and extra safety. Parent or guardian must accompany child into the water. One child per parent/guardian
Guardian Swim 2  (6mths - 5yrs)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-21-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 6 - 6:30pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course is open for registration
Guardian Swim 2  (6mths - 5yrs)
Jul-28-2014 to Aug-08-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 6 - 6:30pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course has started. Click on the course link to see if spots are available, then call (416) 338-4386 or visit your local Community Center or Civic Center for registering information.
Private Swim LessonsPrivate lessons provide a ratio of one instructor per participant while completing swimming skills specific to the participant.
Private Swim Lessons  (1yr and over)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-21-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 6 - 6:30pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course is open for registration
Private Swim Lessons  (1yr and over)
Jul-28-2014 to Aug-08-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4:30 - 5pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course has started. Click on the course link to see if spots are available, then call (416) 338-4386 or visit your local Community Center or Civic Center for registering information.
Private Swim Lessons  (1yr and over)
Jul-28-2014 to Aug-08-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 5 - 5:30pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course has started. Click on the course link to see if spots are available, then call (416) 338-4386 or visit your local Community Center or Civic Center for registering information.
Private Swim Lessons  (1yr and over)
Jul-28-2014 to Aug-08-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 5:15 - 5:45pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course has started. Click on the course link to see if spots are available, then call (416) 338-4386 or visit your local Community Center or Civic Center for registering information.
Private Swim Lessons  (1yr and over)
Jul-28-2014 to Aug-08-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 6 - 6:30pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course has started. Click on the course link to see if spots are available, then call (416) 338-4386 or visit your local Community Center or Civic Center for registering information.
Tiny Tots SwimChildren in tiny tots progress through the Learn to Swim skills at their own pace. Lessons are private (one participant per instructor) and 15 minutes in length. There are no prerequisites.
Tiny Tots Swim  (1 - 5yrs)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-21-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 5:30 - 5:45pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course is open for registration
Tiny Tots Swim  (1 - 5yrs)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-21-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 5:45 - 6pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course is open for registration
Ultra Swim 1Safety, facility and aquatic orientation. Introduction to entries, exits, submersions, breath control and basic floats with assistance. Floats, movement, basic kicks and swimming skills.
Ultra Swim 1  (5yrs and over)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-21-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4:30 - 5pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course is open for registration
Ultra Swim 1  (5yrs and over)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-21-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 6:30 - 7pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course is open for registration
Ultra Swim 1  (5yrs and over)
Jul-28-2014 to Aug-08-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4:30 - 5pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course has started. Click on the course link to see if spots are available, then call (416) 338-4386 or visit your local Community Center or Civic Center for registering information.
Ultra Swim 2Development of entries and exits, breath holding, bobbing and floats. Introduction to front and back swim, treading skills and deep water orientations. Continuous swim 5 metres.
Ultra Swim 2  (5yrs and over)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-21-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 5:30 - 6pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course is open for registration
Ultra Swim 2  (5yrs and over)
Jul-28-2014 to Aug-08-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 5 - 5:30pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course has started. Click on the course link to see if spots are available, then call (416) 338-4386 or visit your local Community Center or Civic Center for registering information.
Ultra Swim 3Development of endurance, time requirements, entries, bobbing, rolls, sculling and treading skills. Introduction to front crawl, PFD/lifejacket/buoyant aids, clothed survival and use of aids. Continuous swim 15 metres.
Ultra Swim 3  (5yrs and over)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-21-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 5 - 5:30pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course is open for registration
Ultra Swim 3  (5yrs and over)
Jul-28-2014 to Aug-08-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 5:30 - 6pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course has started. Click on the course link to see if spots are available, then call (416) 338-4386 or visit your local Community Center or Civic Center for registering information.
Ultra Swim 4Development of breath control, entries, deepwater techniques, survival skills and front crawl. Introduction to back crawl, combined stroke swims, deep water, descent and ascent, under water swim. HELP position and self-rescue. Continuous swim 25 metres.
Ultra Swim 4  (5yrs and over)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-21-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4:30 - 5pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course is open for registration
Ultra Swim 4  (5yrs and over)
Jul-28-2014 to Aug-08-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 6:30 - 7pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course has started. Click on the course link to see if spots are available, then call (416) 338-4386 or visit your local Community Center or Civic Center for registering information.
Ultra Swim 5Development of front and back crawl, treading skills, simple rescue techniques and deep water abilities. Introduction to surface dives, front dives, whip kick, primary assessment and basic lifesaving skills. Continuous swim 50 metres. Must be comfortable in deep water.
Ultra Swim 5  (5yrs and over)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-21-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 6:30 - 7pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course is open for registration
Ultra Swim 5  (5yrs and over)
Jul-28-2014 to Aug-08-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 6:30 - 7pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course has started. Click on the course link to see if spots are available, then call (416) 338-4386 or visit your local Community Center or Civic Center for registering information.
Ultra Swim 6Development of shallow dives, eggbeater, foot first surface dive, self rescue and basic lifesaving skills. Introduction to elementary back stroke and artificial respiration. Continous swim 100 metres.
Ultra Swim 6  (5yrs and over)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-21-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 6:15 - 7pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course is open for registration
Ultra Swim 6  (5yrs and over)
Jul-28-2014 to Aug-08-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4:30 - 5:15pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course has started. Click on the course link to see if spots are available, then call (416) 338-4386 or visit your local Community Center or Civic Center for registering information.
Ultra Swim 7Development of entries, surface dives, elementary back stroke, kicks, lifesaving & treading skills. Introduction to breast stroke and deep dives. Continous swim 150 metres.
Ultra Swim 7  (5yrs and over)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-21-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4:30 - 5:15pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course is open for registration
Ultra Swim 8Development of deep dives, surface dives with underwater swim, all strokes and kicks. Continuous swim 200 metres.
Ultra Swim 8  (5yrs and over)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-21-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 5:15 - 6:15pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course is open for registration
Ultra Swim 8  (5yrs and over)
Jul-28-2014 to Aug-08-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4:30 - 5:30pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course has started. Click on the course link to see if spots are available, then call (416) 338-4386 or visit your local Community Center or Civic Center for registering information.
Ultra Swim 9Development of self rescue abilities, non contact rescue and stroke improvement. Introduction to stride jump and compact jump. Continous swim 300 metres.
Ultra Swim 9  (5yrs and over)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-21-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 5:15 - 6:15pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course is open for registration
Ultra Swim 9  (5yrs and over)
Jul-28-2014 to Aug-08-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4:30 - 5:30pm   Registration begins Jun-07-2014   This course has started. Click on the course link to see if spots are available, then call (416) 338-4386 or visit your local Community Center or Civic Center for registering information.

Fitness & Wellness

Next Week >>
Sun Jul 27Mon Jul 28Tue Jul 29Wed Jul 30Thu Jul 31Fri Aug 01Sat Aug 02
DROP-IN: Weight Room/Fitness Centre: Adult
(16 - 59yrs)
      10am - 7pm
DROP-IN: Weight Room/Fitness Centre: Adult
(16 - 59yrs)
12 - 4pm      
DROP-IN: Weight Room/Fitness Centre: Adult
(16 - 59yrs)
 6:15am - 8pm6:15am - 9pm6:15am - 9pm6:15am - 9pm6:15am - 7pm 

Sports

Next Week >>
Sun Jul 27Mon Jul 28Tue Jul 29Wed Jul 30Thu Jul 31Fri Aug 01Sat Aug 02
DROP IN: Basketball
(9 - 12yrs)
      5 - 6pm
DROP IN: Table Tennis
(19yrs and over)
      11:30am - 4pm
DROP-IN: Badminton
(19yrs and over)
      12:30 - 4:30pm
DROP-IN: Basketball
(13 - 18yrs)
      6 - 7pm
DROP-IN: Table Tennis
(6yrs and over)
      9am - 6:45pm
DROP-IN:Family Badminton
(6yrs and over)
      9:30am - 12:15pm
DROP IN: Table Tennis
(19yrs and over)
1:45 - 3:45pm      
DROP-IN: Family Table Tennis
(6yrs and over)
12:30 - 3:45pm      
DROP-IN: Volleyball
(19yrs and over)
12:30 - 3:45pm      
DROP-IN: Open Gym
(13 - 18yrs)
 6:15 - 7:45pm     
DROP-IN: Basketball
(18 - 24yrs)
   6:30 - 8:45pm   
DROP-IN: Badminton
(19yrs and over)
    6:15 - 8:45pm  
DROP IN: Table Tennis
(19yrs and over)
  6:45 - 8:45pm    

Swimming

Next Week >>
Sun Jul 27Mon Jul 28Tue Jul 29Wed Jul 30Thu Jul 31Fri Aug 01Sat Aug 02
Lane Swim
(13yrs and over)
12:30 - 2pm6:30 - 8:25am

11:30am - 1:25pm

7 - 8pm
6:30 - 8:25am

11:30am - 1:25pm
11:30am - 1:25pm

7 - 8pm
6:30 - 8:25am

11:30am - 1:25pm
6:30 - 8:25am

11:30am - 1:25pm
12:30 - 2pm
Leisure Swim
2 - 4pm2 - 4pm2 - 4pm2 - 4pm2 - 4pm2 - 4pm2 - 4pm
Leisure Swim: Preschool
(up to 5yrs)
 11:30am - 12:30pm11:30am - 12:30pm11:30am - 12:30pm11:30am - 12:30pm11:30am - 12:30pm 
Aquafit
(17yrs and over)
  8:45 - 9:45am 8:45 - 9:45am  
Next Week >>
Sun Jul 27Mon Jul 28Tue Jul 29Wed Jul 30Thu Jul 31Fri Aug 01Sat Aug 02
Body Sculpt: Core
(16yrs and over)
      9 - 10am
Step
(19yrs and over)
      10:15 - 11:15am
Body Sculpt
(16yrs and over)
12:15 - 1:15pm      
Cardio Low Impact
(25 - 59yrs)
 9 - 10am 9 - 10am 9 - 10am 
Cardio High/Low
(25 - 59yrs)
  5:45 - 6:45pm 6:15 - 7:15pm  
ZUMBA
(16yrs and over)
  7:30 - 8:30pm    
Facility TypeQuantityFacility Rating
Computer/Training Room1

Gymnasium1
B
Indoor Pool1
B
Kitchen1
1
B
C
Multipurpose Room4
3
B
C
Pool1
C


Facilities are given a rating of Premium, A, B, or C based on following criteria.