Parks, Forestry & Recreation

Bob Abate Community Recreation Centre

Address: 485 Montrose Ave M6G 3H2 Map It

Nestled on the south side of Bloor Street at the foot of Christie Street a stone throw from historic Christie Pitts Park, Bob Abate Community Recreation Centre is conveniently attached to the Bickford Learning Centre. A host of recreation programs and services are offered here for families and preschoolers.

  • Contact Us: 416 392-0744
  • Partially Accessible
  • Ward: 19
  • District: Toronto & East York
  • Near: Montrose Ave & Bloor St W
  • TTC Information: Travel to Christie Station. Walk west to Montrose and then south to number 485.

Announcements


Arts

Arts & Crafts - Early ChildCourses offering instruction on a variety of arts and crafts techniques and projects.
Clay Sculpting with Caregiver  (1yr 6mths - 3yrs)
Jan-10-2017 to Mar-07-2017, Tue, 3:45 - 4:30pm
Clay Sculpting  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-10-2017 to Mar-07-2017, Tue, 4:30 - 5:15pm
Little Artists with Caregiver  (1yr 6mths - 3yrs)
Jan-12-2017 to Mar-09-2017, Thur, 3:30 - 4:15pm
Little Artists  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-12-2017 to Mar-09-2017, Thur, 5 - 5:30pm
Art Pack with Caregiver  (1yr 6mths - 3yrs)
Jan-13-2017 to Mar-10-2017, Fri, 9:30 - 10:15am
Painting with Caregiver  (1yr 6mths - 5yrs)
Jan-14-2017 to Mar-11-2017, Sat, 9:45 - 10:15am
Crafty Creations  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-14-2017 to Mar-11-2017, Sat, 10:15 - 10:45am
Crafty Creations with Caregiver  (1yr 6mths - 5yrs)
Jan-14-2017 to Mar-11-2017, Sat, 10:45 - 11:15am
Painting  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-14-2017 to Mar-11-2017, Sat, 11:15 - 11:45am
Ballet - ChildIntroductory and intermediate level courses that teach the basics of correct body alignment and proper ballet technique.
Dance: Ballet with Recital  (6 - 9yrs)
Oct-22-2016 to Mar-25-2017, Sat, 12 - 12:45pm
Dance - Early ChildVariety of courses offering both dance instruction and basic dance skill development.
Dance: Ballet with Recital  (3 - 5yrs)
Oct-06-2016 to Mar-25-2017, Thur, Sat, 4 - 4:30pm
Dance: Hip Hop with Recital  (3 - 5yrs)
Oct-06-2016 to Mar-25-2017, Thur, Sat, 4:30 - 5pm
Dance: Ballet with Recital  (3 - 5yrs)
Oct-22-2016 to Mar-25-2017, Sat, 12:45 - 1:15pm
Dance: Hip Hop with Recital  (3 - 5yrs)
Oct-22-2016 to Mar-25-2017, Sat, 1:15 - 1:45pm
Dance: Hip Hop  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-09-2017 to Mar-20-2017, Mon, 4:30 - 5pm
Dance: Salsa  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-12-2017 to Mar-09-2017, Thur, 11:30am - 12pm
Dance: Ballet  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-12-2017 to Mar-09-2017, Thur, 12 - 12:30pm
Dance: Hip Hop  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-12-2017 to Mar-09-2017, Thur, 12:30 - 1pm
Dance: Ballet with Caregiver  (2 - 4yrs)
Jan-14-2017 to Mar-11-2017, Sat, 9:30 - 10am
Dance: Ballet  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-14-2017 to Mar-11-2017, Sat, 10 - 10:30am
Dance: Hip Hop  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-14-2017 to Mar-11-2017, Sat, 10:30 - 11am
Dance: Ballet  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-14-2017 to Mar-11-2017, Sat, 11 - 11:30am
Guitar - Private - All AgesPrivate guitar lessons are instructed to meet the individual needs of the participant.
Guitar - Private  (8yrs and over)
Jan-13-2017 to Mar-10-2017, Fri, 4 - 4:30pm
Guitar - Private  (8yrs and over)
Jan-13-2017 to Mar-10-2017, Fri, 4:30 - 5pm
Guitar - Private  (8yrs and over)
Jan-13-2017 to Mar-10-2017, Fri, 5 - 5:30pm
Guitar - Private  (8yrs and over)
Jan-13-2017 to Mar-10-2017, Fri, 5:30 - 6pm
Guitar - Private  (8yrs and over)
Jan-13-2017 to Mar-10-2017, Fri, 6 - 6:30pm
Guitar - Private  (8yrs and over)
Jan-13-2017 to Mar-10-2017, Fri, 6:30 - 7pm
Hip Hop - ChildStreet and dance club influenced style of jazz dance. Known for its fast and energetic pace, this creative form of dance is often seen in music videos.
Dance: Hip Hop  (6 - 9yrs)
Jan-09-2017 to Mar-20-2017, Mon, 5 - 5:45pm
Music - Early ChildVariety of instructional and recreational courses in music.
Making Music-Family  (1 - 5yrs)
Jan-11-2017 to Mar-08-2017, Wed, 9:45 - 10:15am
Making Music with Caregiver  (1yr - 1yr 6mths)
Jan-11-2017 to Mar-08-2017, Wed, 10:15 - 10:45am
Making Music with Caregiver  (1yr 6mths - 3yrs)
Jan-11-2017 to Mar-08-2017, Wed, 10:45 - 11:15am
Music - Private - All AgesPrivate music lessons are instructed to meet the individual needs of the participant.
Singing - Private  (6yrs and over)
Jan-09-2017 to Mar-20-2017, Mon, 5 - 5:30pm
Singing - Private  (6yrs and over)
Jan-09-2017 to Mar-20-2017, Mon, 5:30 - 6pm
Singing - Private  (6yrs and over)
Jan-09-2017 to Mar-20-2017, Mon, 6 - 6:30pm
Singing - Private  (6yrs and over)
Jan-09-2017 to Mar-20-2017, Mon, 6:30 - 7pm
Singing - Private  (6yrs and over)
Jan-09-2017 to Mar-20-2017, Mon, 7 - 7:30pm
Piano/Keyboard - Private - ChildPrivate piano/keyboard lessons are instructed to suit participant's skill and ability level.
Piano - Private  (6yrs and over)
Jan-10-2017 to Mar-07-2017, Tue, 4 - 4:30pm
Piano - Private  (6yrs and over)
Jan-10-2017 to Mar-07-2017, Tue, 4:30 - 5pm
Piano - Private  (6yrs and over)
Jan-10-2017 to Mar-07-2017, Tue, 5 - 5:30pm
Piano - Private  (6yrs and over)
Jan-10-2017 to Mar-07-2017, Tue, 5:30 - 6pm
Piano - Private  (6yrs and over)
Jan-10-2017 to Mar-07-2017, Tue, 6 - 6:30pm
Piano - Private  (6yrs and over)
Jan-10-2017 to Mar-07-2017, Tue, 6:30 - 7pm
Piano - Private  (6yrs and over)
Jan-10-2017 to Mar-07-2017, Tue, 7 - 7:30pm
Piano - Private  (6yrs and over)
Jan-12-2017 to Mar-09-2017, Thur, 4 - 4:30pm
Piano - Private  (6yrs and over)
Jan-12-2017 to Mar-09-2017, Thur, 4:30 - 5pm
Piano - Private  (6yrs and over)
Jan-12-2017 to Mar-09-2017, Thur, 5 - 5:30pm
Piano - Private  (6yrs and over)
Jan-12-2017 to Mar-09-2017, Thur, 5:30 - 6pm
Piano - Private  (6yrs and over)
Jan-12-2017 to Mar-09-2017, Thur, 6 - 6:30pm
Piano - Private  (6yrs and over)
Jan-12-2017 to Mar-09-2017, Thur, 6:30 - 7pm
Piano - Private  (6yrs and over)
Jan-12-2017 to Mar-09-2017, Thur, 7 - 7:30pm
Piano - Private  (6yrs and over)
Jan-14-2017 to Mar-11-2017, Sat, 12:30 - 1pm
Piano - Private  (6yrs and over)
Jan-14-2017 to Mar-11-2017, Sat, 1:30 - 2pm
Piano - Private  (6yrs and over)
Jan-14-2017 to Mar-11-2017, Sat, 2 - 2:30pm
Piano - Private  (6yrs and over)
Jan-14-2017 to Mar-11-2017, Sat, 2:30 - 3pm
Piano - Private  (6yrs and over)
Jan-14-2017 to Mar-11-2017, Sat, 3 - 3:30pm
Visual Arts - ChildThese courses, designed for participants between the ages of 6-12, fall within visual arts area that may include drawing, painting, and pottery.
Drawing and Sketching  (7 - 12yrs)
Jan-11-2017 to Mar-08-2017, Wed, 5 - 6pm
Jr. Artist  (6 - 8yrs)
Jan-12-2017 to Mar-09-2017, Thur, 4:15 - 5pm

Camps

MB Camp Adventure Early Child - All Day BasicThese Adventure Camps, for campers up to age 5, have all in the ingredients of an Activity Camp and more. Campers are introduced to a variety of enhanced activities through workshops, special events and excursions. These camps have no consumable fee.
Adventure Camp  (4 - 5yrs)
Mar-13-2017 to Mar-17-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
MB Camp Specialty Child - All DayThe "ultimate camp experience" for campers ages 6-12 who want to develop or fine-tune their skills in specialized areas of interest. Skilled and experienced instructors provide specialized instructional programs. All of these programs are complemented with a full line-up of traditional camp activities.
Specialty Camp: Dance  (6 - 9yrs)
Mar-13-2017 to Mar-17-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Specialty Camp: Gymnastics  (6 - 12yrs)
Mar-13-2017 to Mar-17-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm

Fitness

Cardio - Older AdultThese classes are suitable for all levels, focusing on providing a minimum of 20 minutes of cardiovascular exercises that use large muscle groups in a continuous and rhythmic manner. Most classes will also include a muscle conditioning component. Regular participation can help improve one's cardiovascular system (heart/lungs), flexibility, balance and co-ordination. Small equipment may be used.
Osteo Fit  (19yrs and over)
Jan-09-2017 to Mar-13-2017, Mon, 1:30 - 2:30pm
Osteo Fit  (19yrs and over)
Jan-11-2017 to Mar-08-2017, Wed, 1:30 - 2:30pm
Gentle Fit  (19yrs and over)
Jan-13-2017 to Mar-10-2017, Fri, 1:30 - 2:30pm
Post Natal Fitness - AdultClasses designed for the specific needs after pregnancy. New moms / caregivers can participate with their babies in a welcoming and comfortable environment.
Yoga: Caregiver and Baby  (16yrs and over)
Jan-11-2017 to Mar-08-2017, Wed, 12 - 1pm

General Interest

General Interest - ChildA variety of activities that incorpoarate a variety of sports and skills.
Club: Girls  (7 - 12yrs)
Jan-13-2017 to Mar-10-2017, Fri, 4 - 6pm
General Interest - Early ChildCourses that span a wide variety of activities and interests.
Little Explorers  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-13-2017 to Mar-10-2017, Fri, 4 - 4:45pm
Supervised PlayA recreation program that develops children's physical literacy, fine and gross motor skills through instruction, active and creative play. The program helps children build a foundation for sports and/or arts.
Recreation Adventures  (3 - 3yrs)
Jan-09-2017 to Mar-20-2017, Mon, Wed, 9:30 - 11:30am
Recreation Discovery with Caregiver  (1yr 6mths - 5yrs)
Jan-09-2017 to Mar-20-2017, Mon, 9:30 - 11:30am
Recreation Discovery  (3 - 3yrs)
Jan-10-2017 to Mar-09-2017, Tue, Thur, 9:30 - 11:30am
Recreation Discovery with Caregiver  (1yr 6mths - 5yrs)
Jan-13-2017 to Mar-10-2017, Fri, 9:30 - 11:30am

Sports

Baseball/Softball/T-Ball - ChildParticipants will be instructed on the fundamentals of Baseball/Softball/T-ball along with recreational play. Participants will also have opportunity to develop a sense of sportsmanship and team spirit.
Rookie Ball  (8 - 9yrs)
Jan-14-2017 to Mar-11-2017, Sat, 9:15 - 10am
T-Ball  (6 - 7yrs)
Jan-14-2017 to Mar-11-2017, Sat, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Basketball - ChildDevelop basic skills and fundamentals of the game of basketball through recreational play.
Basketball  (6 - 9yrs)
Jan-09-2017 to Mar-20-2017, Mon, 5:30 - 6:15pm
Gymnastics - ChildIntroductory to advanced courses that develop skills and teach basic moves used in gymnastics. Participants build confidence and have fun learning.
Gymnastics: Level 1 and 2  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-13-2017 to Mar-10-2017, Fri, 7 - 8pm
Gymnastics: Level 3 and 4  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-13-2017 to Mar-10-2017, Fri, 7 - 8pm
Gymnastics: Level 5 and 6  (6yrs and over)
Jan-13-2017 to Mar-10-2017, Fri, 7 - 8:30pm
Racquet Sports - ChildVariety of racquet sports for beginner and intermediate levels including tennis and badminton.
Tennis  (6 - 9yrs)
Jan-12-2017 to Mar-09-2017, Thur, 4:45 - 5:30pm
Racquet Sports - Early ChildVariety of racquet sports for beginner level including tennis and badminton.
Tennis  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-12-2017 to Mar-09-2017, Thur, 3:45 - 4:15pm
Tennis  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-12-2017 to Mar-09-2017, Thur, 4:15 - 4:45pm
Soccer - Early ChildInstructional/recreational soccer programs that encourage skill development and fun for all participants.
Soccer  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-10-2017 to Mar-07-2017, Tue, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Soccer with Caregiver  (2yrs 6mths - 4yrs)
Jan-14-2017 to Mar-11-2017, Sat, 11 - 11:30am
Sports - Early ChildA variety of activities that incorpoarate a variety of sports and skills.
Ready, Set, PLAY!  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-09-2017 to Mar-20-2017, Mon, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Basketball  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-09-2017 to Mar-20-2017, Mon, 5 - 5:30pm
Ready, Set, PLAY!  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-10-2017 to Mar-07-2017, Tue, 4 - 4:45pm
Floor Hockey  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-12-2017 to Mar-09-2017, Thur, 1 - 1:45pm
Gymnastics with Caregiver  (2 - 5yrs)
Jan-13-2017 to Mar-10-2017, Fri, 4 - 4:45pm
Gymnastics  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-13-2017 to Mar-10-2017, Fri, 5 - 5:45pm
Gymnastics: Level 1 and 2  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-13-2017 to Mar-10-2017, Fri, 5:45 - 6:30pm
Ready, Set, PLAY!  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-14-2017 to Mar-11-2017, Sat, 9 - 9:30am
Jump and Play-Family  (1yr 6mths - 5yrs)
Jan-14-2017 to Mar-11-2017, Sat, 9:30 - 10am
Jump and Play with Family  (1yr 6mths - 5yrs)
Jan-14-2017 to Mar-11-2017, Sat, 10 - 10:30am
T-Ball with Caregiver  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-14-2017 to Mar-11-2017, Sat, 10 - 10:45am
Ready, Set, PLAY! with Caregiver  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-14-2017 to Mar-11-2017, Sat, 10:30 - 11am
T-Ball  (4 - 5yrs)
Jan-14-2017 to Mar-11-2017, Sat, 10:45 - 11:30am
Volleyball - ChildInstructional/recreational volleyball programs that encourage skill development and fun for all participants.
Volleyball  (8 - 12yrs)
Jan-11-2017 to Mar-08-2017, Wed, 4 - 4:45pm

Arts

Next Week
Sun Jan 15Mon Jan 16Tue Jan 17Wed Jan 18Thu Jan 19Fri Jan 20Sat Jan 21
Open Studio: Dance
(13 - 24yrs)
  5 - 7pm    
Open Studio: Knitting
(6 - 12yrs)
    5 - 7pm  

General Interest

Next Week
Sun Jan 15Mon Jan 16Tue Jan 17Wed Jan 18Thu Jan 19Fri Jan 20Sat Jan 21
Games: School Yard Fun
(6 - 12yrs)
 4 - 5pm     
Recreation Fun and Play with Caregiver
(up to 5yrs)
  9:30 - 11:30am9:30 - 11:30am9:30 - 11:30am  
Recreation Fun and Play with Caregiver
(up to 5yrs)
  4 - 6pm  4 - 6pm 

Sports

Next Week
Sun Jan 15Mon Jan 16Tue Jan 17Wed Jan 18Thu Jan 19Fri Jan 20Sat Jan 21
Basketball
(13 - 18yrs)
 6:30 - 8:30pm     
Soccer
(13 - 24yrs)
  6:30 - 8:30pm 6:30 - 8:30pm  
Badminton - Family
   5 - 6:30pm   
Facility TypeQuantityFacility Rating *
Craft Room1
C
Dance Studio1
C
Gymnasium1
B
Kitchen1
B
Multipurpose Room1
C
Preschool1
C


* Facilities can be available to permit. Permit rates are dependent on facility rating of Premium, A, B or C and your group category. Use the Facility Rating Criteria to learn more about amenities that might be available at each facility.

Accessibility Feature
Please contact the facility at (416) 394-8111, prior to your visit to determine if the facility can meet your needs.
View the Definitions for Fully and Partially Physically Accessible Facilities to learn more about accessible amenities that are available at each facility.