Parks, Forestry & Recreation

Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre

A large facility located on Queen Street in Jimmie Simpson Park. Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre is a hub for recreation programming with a variety of opportunities for everyone from preschool to older adults. It offers a wide-range of activities including swimming, fitness, youth, sports, after school and preschool programs.

Jimmie Simpson Artificial Ice rink is located in Jimmie Simpson Park. The ice rink features a hockey pad which doubles as a pleasure pad. There are change rooms for changing into skates nearby. There are also tennis courts and a soccer field in the park.

This location is a community centre where programs are free.

  • 870 Queen St E M4M 3G9
  • Contact Us: 416 392-0751
  • Fully Accessible
  • Ward: 30
  • District: Toronto & East York
  • Near: Queen St E & Mc Gee St
  • TTC Information: Travel to Queen Station. Board the 501 Queen and travel to Empire. Walk east to number 870
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Camps

Camp Adventure Child - All Day BasicThese Adventure Camps, for campers ages 6-12, 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  (10 - 12yrs)
Aug-04-2015 to Aug-07-2015, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-11-2015   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (6 - 9yrs)
Aug-04-2015 to Aug-07-2015, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-11-2015   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (5 - 5yrs)
Aug-04-2015 to Aug-07-2015, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-11-2015   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (6 - 9yrs)
Aug-10-2015 to Aug-14-2015, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-11-2015   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (10 - 12yrs)
Aug-10-2015 to Aug-14-2015, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-11-2015   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (5 - 5yrs)
Aug-10-2015 to Aug-14-2015, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-11-2015   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (6 - 9yrs)
Aug-17-2015 to Aug-21-2015, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-11-2015   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (10 - 12yrs)
Aug-17-2015 to Aug-21-2015, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-11-2015   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (5 - 5yrs)
Aug-17-2015 to Aug-21-2015, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-11-2015   This course is open for registration
Camp Adventure Early Child - Half 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  (3 - 5yrs)
Aug-04-2015 to Aug-07-2015, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 12:15pm   Registration begins Mar-11-2015   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (3 - 5yrs)
Aug-04-2015 to Aug-07-2015, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 1:15 - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-11-2015   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (3 - 5yrs)
Aug-10-2015 to Aug-14-2015, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 12:15pm   Registration begins Mar-11-2015   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (3 - 5yrs)
Aug-10-2015 to Aug-14-2015, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 1:15 - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-11-2015   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (3 - 5yrs)
Aug-17-2015 to Aug-21-2015, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 12:15pm   Registration begins Mar-11-2015   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (3 - 5yrs)
Aug-17-2015 to Aug-21-2015, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 1:15 - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-11-2015   This course is open for registration

Fitness & Wellness

Cardio - 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.
Boot Camp  (19yrs and over)
Jun-30-2015 to Aug-25-2015, Tue, 6:30 - 7:30pm   Registration begins Mar-11-2015   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.
Cardio Dance - AdultThese classes are suitable for all levels incorporating various culture inspired music and dance movements to create a dynamic, exciting, aerobic workout. Participants will benefit by having a total body fun workout that improves rhythm, burns calories and strengthens muscles. May include a muscle conditioning component.
ZUMBA  (16yrs and over)
Jul-02-2015 to Aug-27-2015, Thur, 6:30 - 7:30pm   Registration begins Mar-11-2015   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.
Pilates - AdultBuild longer, leaner muscles while safely exploring optimal strength, flexibility and endurance. Exercises focus on strengthening core postural, abdominal and back muscles. Participants are required to bring their own mat.
Pilates  (16yrs and over)
Jul-02-2015 to Aug-27-2015, Thur, 7:30 - 8:30pm   Registration begins Mar-11-2015   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.
Yoga - 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: Hatha  (16yrs and over)
Jun-30-2015 to Aug-25-2015, Tue, 6:45 - 7:45pm   Registration begins Mar-11-2015   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.
Yoga: Hatha  (16yrs and over)
Jul-03-2015 to Aug-28-2015, Fri, 9:30 - 11am   Registration begins Mar-11-2015   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

Basketball - YouthDevelop basic skills and fundamentals of the game of basketball through recreational play.
Basketball  (6 - 12yrs)
Jun-29-2015 to Sep-23-2015, Mon, Wed, 6 - 8pm   Registration begins Mar-07-2015   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.
Racquet Sports - AdultVariety of racquet sports for beginner and intermediate levels including tennis and badminton.
Badminton Recreational  (19yrs and over)
Jul-04-2015 to Aug-29-2015, Sat, 1 - 4pm   Registration begins Mar-08-2015   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 - YouthA variety of activities that incorpoarate a variety of sports and skills.
Women Parkour workshop  (13 - 24yrs)
Aug-30-2015 to Aug-30-2015, Sun, 10am - 5pm   Registration begins Mar-11-2015   This course is open for registration
Parkour workshop  (13 - 24yrs)
Aug-30-2015 to Aug-30-2015, Sun, 10am - 5pm   Registration begins Mar-11-2015   This course is open for registration

Swimming

AL: Bronze Cross (BC) / SFAThis course is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including the introduction to safe supervision in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross teaches the difference between lifesaving and lifeguarding, the principles of emergency procedures, teamwork and use of special equipment. Candidates must be able to swim 600 m in 18 minutes. Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid with CPR-C are pre-requisites for lifeguard training in the National Lifeguard Service (NLS) program and Lifesaving Society Instructors certifications. Pre-requisite: Bronze Medallion and Emergency First Aid (CPR-B). If you withdraw from a program 10 days or less from the course start date, a 50% refund is provided. No refunds are given for classes or programs that you miss. 100% attendance and active participation are mandatory!
AL: Bronze Cross (BC) / SFA  (14yrs and over)
Aug-14-2015 to Aug-16-2015, Sun, Fri, Sat, 6 - 10pm   Registration begins Oct-31-2014   This course is open for registration
AL: Bronze Cross (BC) / SFA  (14yrs and over)
Sep-18-2015 to Sep-20-2015, Sun, Fri, Sat, 6 - 10pm   Registration begins Oct-31-2014   This course is open for registration
AL: Bronze Medallion (BM) /Emergency First Aid (EFA)Teaches lifesavers of all ages how to respond in complex water rescue situations. Bronze Medallion develops physical fitness, decision-making and judgement skills in preparation for challenging rescues of increased risk. Lifesavers demonstrate stroke efficiency and endurance in a timed swim. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for all advanced lifesaving awards. Candidates must be able to complete a 500m swim in 15 minutes or less. The Emergency First Aid component teaches general knowledge of first aid principles and the emergency treatment of injuries. Skills include: victim assessment, CPR, choking, respiratory and circulatory emergencies such as heart attack and stroke, and how to deal with external bleeding. The CPR-B component teaches the appropriate CPR and choking procedures for children and infants. Successful candidates receive both Emergency First Aid with CPR-B certifications. Emergency First Aid is recognized by the WSIB. Prerequisites: Bronze Star or minimum age 13 years. If you withdraw from a program 10 days or less from the course start date, a 50% refund is provided. No refunds are given for classes or programs that you miss.
AL: Bronze Medallion (BM) /Emergency First Aid (EFA)  (13yrs and over)
Sep-11-2015 to Sep-13-2015, Sun, Fri, Sat, 6 - 10pm   Registration begins Oct-31-2014   This course is open for registration
AL: National Lifeguard Service (NLS) - Pool OptionThis course is designed to develop sound understanding of lifeguarding principles, good judgement and a mature, responsible attitude toward the role of the lifeguard. The program emphasizes teamwork, leadership, communications and the prevention of accidents and the treatment of medical emergencies. Participants are taught advanced lifeguarding skills. This award remains current for two years from the date of certification. Candidates must bring proof of pre-requiste awards. Prerequisites: Minimum age of 16 years and proof of Bronze Cross, Standard First Aid with CPR-C. SFA/CPR-C MUST be from one of the following recognized agencies: Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross, St. John's Ambulance and Canadian Ski Patrol. If you withdraw from a program 10 days or less from the course start date, a 50% refund is provided. No refunds are given for classes or programs that you miss. 100% attendance and active participation are mandatory!
AL: National Lifeguard Service (NLS) - Pool Option  (16yrs and over)
Aug-21-2015 to Aug-30-2015, Sun, Fri, Sat, 6 - 10pm   Registration begins Oct-31-2014   This course is open for registration
AL: National Lifeguard Service (NLS) - Pool Option  (16yrs and over)
Oct-09-2015 to Oct-18-2015, Sun, Fri, Sat, 6 - 10pm   Registration begins Oct-31-2014   This course is open for registration
AL: National Lifeguard Service (NLS) - Pool Option  (16yrs and over)
Oct-23-2015 to Nov-01-2015, Sun, Fri, Sat, 6 - 10pm   Registration begins Oct-31-2014   This course is open for registration
AL: National Lifeguard Service (NLS) - Pool Option  (16yrs and over)
Nov-06-2015 to Nov-15-2015, Sun, Fri, Sat, 6 - 10pm   Registration begins Oct-31-2014   This course is open for registration
AL: National Lifeguard Service (NLS) - Pool Option  (16yrs and over)
Jul-31-2015 to Aug-09-2015, Sun, Fri, Sat, 6 - 10pm   Registration begins Oct-31-2014   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.
AL: Swim and Lifesaving InstructorUpon successful completion of this program, candidates will be able to instruct the Toronto Learn to Swim program including Guardian, Preschool, Super, Ultra Swim and the lifesaving awards of the Lifesaving Society. Time is devoted in both classroom and water sessions to developing skills in the areas of class management, teaching, evaluation, leadership, communication and administration. This award remains current for two years from the date of certification. Candidates must bring proof of prerequisite awards to the first class. Prerequisites: Minimum age 16 years (by the last day of the course) and Bronze Cross or NLS. Recommended: Standard First Aid with CPR-C and Lifesaving Society Assistant Instructor Course. If you withdraw from a program 10 days or less from the course start date, a 50% refund is provided. No refunds are given for classes or programs that you miss. 100% attendance and active participation are mandatory!
AL: Swim and Lifesaving Instructor  (16yrs and over)
Sep-25-2015 to Oct-04-2015, Sun, Fri, Sat, 6 - 10pm   Registration begins Oct-31-2014   This course is open for registration
AL: Swim and Lifesaving Instructor  (16yrs and over)
Nov-20-2015 to Nov-29-2015, Sun, Fri, Sat, 6 - 10pm   Registration begins Oct-31-2014   This course is open for registration
AL: Swim and Lifesaving Instructor  (16yrs and over)
Dec-04-2015 to Dec-13-2015, Sun, Fri, Sat, 6 - 10pm   Registration begins Oct-31-2014   This course is open for registration
AL: Wading Pool Attendant (WPA)The Wading Pool Attendant award is designed to provide lifesavers the knowledge and skill to supervise a Wading Pool. In Ontario, a wading pool is a pool of water less than 0.75 metres (2 feet, 6 inches) in depth. This course includes Standard First Aid with CPR-C (unless otherwise noted). If you withdraw from a program 10 days or less from the course start date, a 50% refund is provided. No refunds are given for classes or programs that you miss. 100% attendance and active participation are mandatory!
AL: Wading Pool Attendant & SFA/CPR-C  (14yrs and over)
Dec-18-2015 to Dec-20-2015, Sun, Fri, Sat, 6 - 10pm   Registration begins Oct-31-2014   This course is open for registration

Sports

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Sun Aug 02Mon Aug 03Tue Aug 04Wed Aug 05Thu Aug 06Fri Aug 07Sat Aug 08
Badminton
(18yrs and over)
12 - 4pm     12 - 4pm

Swimming

Next Week >>
Sun Aug 02Mon Aug 03Tue Aug 04Wed Aug 05Thu Aug 06Fri Aug 07Sat Aug 08
Aquafit
(17yrs and over)
   7 - 8pm   
Aquafit
(60yrs and over)
   10:30 - 11:30am   
Lane Swim
(7yrs and over)
12 - 2pm 11:30am - 1:30pm

7 - 8pm
7 - 9am

11:30am - 1:30pm

8 - 9pm
11:30am - 1:30pm

7 - 8pm
7 - 9am

11:30am - 1:30pm

7 - 8pm
12 - 2pm
Lane Swim: Older Adult
(60yrs and over)
    1:30 - 3pm  
Leisure Swim
2:15 - 4pm 3:30 - 5:30pm

6 - 7pm
3:30 - 5:30pm

6 - 7pm
3:30 - 5:30pm

6 - 7pm
3:30 - 5:30pm

6 - 7pm
2:15 - 4pm
Leisure Swim: Preschool
(up to 5yrs)
  12 - 1pm12 - 1pm12 - 2pm12 - 1pm 
Camps Swim
  1:30 - 3pm    
Leisure Swim: Older Adult
(60yrs and over)
  10:30 - 11:30am 10:30 - 11:30am10:30 - 11:30am 
Leisure Swim: City Camps
   1:30 - 3pm 1:30 - 3pm 
Facility TypeQuantityFacility Rating
Ball Hockey Pad1

Dressing Room3

Games Room1
C
Gymnasium1
B
Indoor Pool1
1
B
C
Kitchen1

Multipurpose Room1
1
B
C
Outdoor Dry Pad1
A


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

Facility TypeQuantityFacility Rating
Outdoor Rink1


Facility Classification for Ice Allocation.