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
  • Accessibility
  • 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


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Arts & Crafts - Early ChildCourses offering instruction on a variety of arts and crafts techniques and projects.
No courses are presently available for Internet Registration.
Ballet - ChildIntroductory and intermediate level courses that teach the basics of correct body alignment and proper ballet technique.
No courses are presently available for Internet Registration.
Crafts - ChildThese courses, designed for participants between the ages of 6-12, offering instruction in a variety of crafts such as card making, ceramics and sewing.
No courses are presently available for Internet Registration.
Dance - ChildThese courses, designed for participants between the ages of 6-12, offer instruction in a variety of dance forms such as cultural and tap.
No courses are presently available for Internet Registration.
Dance - Early ChildVariety of courses offering both dance instruction and basic dance skill development.
Dance: Ballet  (3 - 5yrs)
Apr-10-2017 to Jun-19-2017, Mon, 4 - 4:30pm
Dance: Bollywood  (3 - 5yrs)
Apr-10-2017 to Jun-19-2017, Mon, 4:30 - 5pm
Dance: Hip Hop  (3 - 5yrs)
Apr-10-2017 to Jun-19-2017, Mon, 5 - 5:30pm
Guitar - Private - All AgesPrivate guitar lessons are instructed to meet the individual needs of the participant.
No courses are presently available for Internet Registration.
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 - 12yrs)
Apr-10-2017 to Jun-19-2017, Mon, 5:30 - 6:15pm
Music - ChildVariety of instructional and recreational courses in music.
No courses are presently available for Internet Registration.
Music - Early ChildVariety of instructional and recreational courses in music.
No courses are presently available for Internet Registration.
Music - Private - All AgesPrivate music lessons are instructed to meet the individual needs of the participant.
No courses are presently available for Internet Registration.
Piano/Keyboard - Private - ChildPrivate piano/keyboard lessons are instructed to suit participant's skill and ability level.
No courses are presently available for Internet Registration.
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.
No courses are presently available for Internet Registration.

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Camp Adventure Child - All Day StandardThese Adventure Camps 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 a $10 consumable fee.
Adventure Camp  (6 - 10yrs)
Jul-04-2017 to Jul-07-2017, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Adventure Camp  (8 - 12yrs)
Jul-10-2017 to Jul-14-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Adventure Camp  (6 - 10yrs)
Aug-08-2017 to Aug-11-2017, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Adventure Camp  (6 - 10yrs)
Aug-21-2017 to Aug-25-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Adventure Camp  (6 - 10yrs)
Jul-17-2017 to Jul-21-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Adventure Camp  (6 - 10yrs)
Jul-31-2017 to Aug-04-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Adventure Camp  (6 - 10yrs)
Aug-14-2017 to Aug-18-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Camp Adventure Early Child - All Day StandardThese 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 a $10 consumable fee.
Adventure Camp  (4 - 5yrs)
Jul-04-2017 to Jul-07-2017, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Adventure Camp  (4 - 5yrs)
Jul-10-2017 to Jul-14-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Adventure Camp  (4 - 5yrs)
Jul-17-2017 to Jul-21-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Adventure Camp  (4 - 5yrs)
Jul-24-2017 to Jul-28-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Adventure Camp  (4 - 5yrs)
Jul-31-2017 to Aug-04-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Adventure Camp  (4 - 5yrs)
Aug-14-2017 to Aug-18-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
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  (6 - 12yrs)
Jul-04-2017 to Jul-07-2017, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 8 - 9am
Extended Care: PM  (6 - 12yrs)
Jul-04-2017 to Jul-07-2017, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4 - 5:30pm
Extended Care: AM  (6 - 12yrs)
Jul-10-2017 to Jul-14-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 8 - 9am
Extended Care: PM  (6 - 12yrs)
Jul-10-2017 to Jul-14-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4 - 5:30pm
Extended Care: AM  (6 - 12yrs)
Jul-17-2017 to Jul-21-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 8 - 9am
Extended Care: PM  (6 - 12yrs)
Jul-17-2017 to Jul-21-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4 - 5:30pm
Extended Care: AM  (6 - 12yrs)
Jul-24-2017 to Jul-28-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 8 - 9am
Extended Care: PM  (6 - 12yrs)
Jul-24-2017 to Jul-28-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4 - 5:30pm
Extended Care: AM  (6 - 12yrs)
Jul-31-2017 to Aug-04-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 8 - 9am
Extended Care: PM  (6 - 12yrs)
Jul-31-2017 to Aug-04-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4 - 5:30pm
Extended Care: AM  (6 - 12yrs)
Aug-08-2017 to Aug-11-2017, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 8 - 9am
Extended Care: PM  (6 - 12yrs)
Aug-08-2017 to Aug-11-2017, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4 - 5:30pm
Extended Care: AM  (6 - 12yrs)
Aug-14-2017 to Aug-18-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 8 - 9am
Extended Care: PM  (6 - 12yrs)
Aug-14-2017 to Aug-18-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4 - 5:30pm
Extended Care: AM  (6 - 12yrs)
Aug-21-2017 to Aug-25-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 8 - 9am
Extended Care: PM  (6 - 12yrs)
Aug-21-2017 to Aug-25-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4 - 5:30pm
Camp Extended Early ChildThe Extended Care option provides supervised care before and/or after camp for preschool-aged 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  (4 - 5yrs)
Jul-04-2017 to Jul-07-2017, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 8 - 9am
Extended Care: PM  (4 - 5yrs)
Jul-04-2017 to Jul-07-2017, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4 - 5pm
Extended Care: AM  (4 - 5yrs)
Jul-10-2017 to Jul-14-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 8 - 9am
Extended Care: PM  (4 - 5yrs)
Jul-10-2017 to Jul-14-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4 - 5pm
Extended Care: AM  (4 - 5yrs)
Jul-17-2017 to Jul-21-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 8 - 9am
Extended Care: PM  (4 - 5yrs)
Jul-17-2017 to Jul-21-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4 - 5pm
Extended Care: AM  (4 - 5yrs)
Jul-24-2017 to Jul-28-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 8 - 9am
Extended Care: AM  (4 - 5yrs)
Jul-31-2017 to Aug-04-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 8 - 9am
Extended Care: PM  (4 - 5yrs)
Jul-31-2017 to Aug-04-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4 - 5pm
Extended Care: AM  (4 - 5yrs)
Aug-08-2017 to Aug-11-2017, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 8 - 9am
Extended Care: PM  (4 - 5yrs)
Aug-08-2017 to Aug-11-2017, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4 - 5pm
Extended Care: AM  (4 - 5yrs)
Aug-14-2017 to Aug-18-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 8 - 9am
Extended Care: PM  (4 - 5yrs)
Aug-14-2017 to Aug-18-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4 - 5pm
Extended Care: AM  (4 - 5yrs)
Aug-21-2017 to Aug-25-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 8 - 9am
Extended Care: PM  (4 - 5yrs)
Aug-21-2017 to Aug-25-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4 - 5pm
Extended Care: PM  (4 - 5yrs)
Jul-24-2017 to Jul-28-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4 - 5pm
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: Sports  (8 - 12yrs)
Jul-04-2017 to Jul-07-2017, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Specialty Camp: Sports  (6 - 8yrs)
Jul-10-2017 to Jul-14-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Specialty Camp: Dance  (6 - 12yrs)
Jul-17-2017 to Jul-28-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Specialty Camp: Sports  (8 - 12yrs)
Jul-17-2017 to Jul-21-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Specialty Camp: Sports  (6 - 8yrs)
Jul-24-2017 to Jul-28-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Specialty Camp: Sports  (8 - 12yrs)
Jul-31-2017 to Aug-04-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Specialty Camp: Cooking  (6 - 8yrs)
Jul-04-2017 to Jul-07-2017, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Specialty Camp: Nature in the City  (6 - 10yrs)
Jul-24-2017 to Jul-28-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Specialty Camp: Gymnastics  (6 - 12yrs)
Aug-08-2017 to Aug-11-2017, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Specialty Camp: Science  (6 - 9yrs)
Aug-08-2017 to Aug-11-2017, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Specialty Camp: Gymnastics  (6 - 12yrs)
Aug-14-2017 to Aug-18-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Specialty Camp: Science  (6 - 12yrs)
Aug-14-2017 to Aug-18-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Specialty Camp: Visual Arts  (6 - 12yrs)
Aug-21-2017 to Aug-25-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Camp Specialty Early Child - All DayThe "ultimate camp experience" for campers, up to 5 years of age, 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  (4 - 5yrs)
Jul-31-2017 to Aug-11-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Specialty Camp: Dance  (4 - 5yrs)
Aug-14-2017 to Aug-25-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Specialty Camp: Dance  (4 - 5yrs)
Jul-04-2017 to Jul-14-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Specialty Camp: Cooking  (4 - 5yrs)
Jul-17-2017 to Jul-21-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Specialty Camp: Science  (4 - 5yrs)
Jul-24-2017 to Jul-28-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Specialty Camp: Visual Arts  (4 - 5yrs)
Aug-08-2017 to Aug-11-2017, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Specialty Camp: Gymnastics  (4 - 5yrs)
Aug-21-2017 to Aug-25-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm
Specialty Camp: Nature  (4 - 5yrs)
Aug-21-2017 to Aug-25-2017, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm

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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)
Apr-03-2017 to Jun-12-2017, Mon, 1:30 - 2:30pm

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Cooking - Early ChildA variety of courses that teach recipes and cooking skills at various levels.
No courses are presently available for Internet Registration.
General Interest - ChildAn opportunity to interact and socialize with other participants through a variety of activities and interests.
No courses are presently available for Internet Registration.
General Interest - Early ChildAn opportunity to interact and socialize with other participants through a variety of activities and interests.
No courses are presently available for Internet Registration.
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 Discovery  (3 - 5yrs)
Apr-03-2017 to Jun-12-2017, Mon, Wed, 9:30 - 11:30am
Recreation Discovery with Caregiver  (1yr 6mths - 5yrs)
Apr-03-2017 to Jun-12-2017, Mon, 9:30 - 11:30am
Recreation Adventures  (3 - 5yrs)
Apr-03-2017 to Jun-12-2017, Mon, Wed, 1 - 3pm

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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.
No courses are presently available for Internet Registration.
Basketball - ChildDevelop basic skills and fundamentals of the game of basketball through recreational play.
PLAY! Basketball  (6 - 9yrs)
Apr-03-2017 to Jun-12-2017, 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.
No courses are presently available for Internet Registration.
Learn to Bike - AdultBrand new riders and beginners will be placed in age-appropriate groups to learn how to balance, pedal, steer and stop. Students remain on site for all lessons and do not ride on the street. Learn to Bike courses offer 6 hours of lessons over multiple visits. Biking Basics are 2-hour clinics to improve your current skills.
Learn to Bike: Introductory  (16yrs and over)
May-18-2017 to Jun-22-2017, Thur, 7:15 - 8:15pm
Learn to Bike - ChildBrand new riders and beginners will learn how to balance, pedal, steer and stop. Students remain on site for all lessons and do not ride on the street. Learn to Bike courses offer 6 hours of lessons over multiple visits. Biking Basics are 2-hour clinics to improve current skills. Child with Caregiver courses are offered at some sites, to teach Caregivers how to support the child who is learning to ride. Caregivers will not be using a bike.
Learn to Bike - Child with Caregiver  (4 - 7yrs)
Jul-06-2017 to Aug-10-2017, Thur, 4:45 - 5:45pm
Learn to Bike - Child  (6 - 12yrs)
Jul-06-2017 to Aug-10-2017, Thur, 6 - 7pm
Learn to Bike - Child with Caregiver  (4 - 7yrs)
May-18-2017 to Jun-22-2017, Thur, 5 - 6pm
Learn to Bike - Child  (6 - 12yrs)
May-18-2017 to Jun-22-2017, Thur, 6:15 - 7:15pm
Racquet Sports - ChildVariety of racquet sports for beginner and intermediate levels including tennis and badminton.
No courses are presently available for Internet Registration.
Racquet Sports - Early ChildVariety of racquet sports for beginner level including tennis and badminton.
Start to PLAY! Tennis  (3 - 5yrs)
Apr-03-2017 to Jun-12-2017, Mon, 12:15 - 1pm
Soccer - ChildInstructional/recreational soccer programs that encourage skill development and fun for all participants.
PLAY! Soccer  (6 - 8yrs)
Apr-03-2017 to Jun-12-2017, Mon, 4 - 4:45pm
Soccer - Early ChildInstructional/recreational soccer programs that encourage skill development and fun for all participants.
Start to PLAY! Soccer  (3 - 5yrs)
Apr-03-2017 to Jun-12-2017, Mon, 3:30 - 4pm
Sports - Early ChildA variety of activities that incorpoarate a variety of sports and skills.
Ready, Set, PLAY!  (3 - 5yrs)
Apr-03-2017 to Jun-12-2017, Mon, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Start to PLAY! Basketball  (3 - 5yrs)
Apr-03-2017 to Jun-12-2017, Mon, 5 - 5:30pm
Volleyball - ChildInstructional/recreational volleyball programs that encourage skill development and fun for all participants.
No courses are presently available for Internet Registration.

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Next Week
Sun May 21Mon May 22Tue May 23Wed May 24Thu May 25Fri May 26Sat May 27
Open Studio: Dance
(13 - 24yrs)
  5:30 - 6:30pm    

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Next Week
Sun May 21Mon May 22Tue May 23Wed May 24Thu May 25Fri May 26Sat May 27
Games - Family
(6 - 12yrs)
   4 - 6:30pm   
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 

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Next Week
Sun May 21Mon May 22Tue May 23Wed May 24Thu May 25Fri May 26Sat May 27
Pickleball
(60yrs and over)
  2 - 3:30pm    
Soccer
(13 - 24yrs)
  6:30 - 8:30pm  6:30 - 8:30pm 
Badminton - Family
   5:30 - 6:30pm   
Volleyball
(13 - 24yrs)
    6:45 - 8:30pm  
Facility TypeQuantityFacility Rating *
Craft Room1
C
Dance Studio1
C
Gymnasium1
C
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.

Please contact the facility at 416 392-0744, prior to your visit to determine if the facility can meet your needs.
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