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.

  • 870 Queen St E M4M 3G9
  • Contact Us: 416 392-0751
  • Partially Accessible
  • Ward: 30
  • District: Toronto & East York
  • Near: Queen & Broadview
  • 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  (6 - 9yrs)
Jul-28-2014 to Aug-01-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (10 - 12yrs)
Jul-28-2014 to Aug-01-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (5 - 5yrs)
Jul-28-2014 to Aug-01-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (10 - 12yrs)
Aug-05-2014 to Aug-08-2014, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (6 - 9yrs)
Aug-05-2014 to Aug-08-2014, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (5 - 5yrs)
Aug-05-2014 to Aug-08-2014, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (6 - 9yrs)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-15-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (10 - 12yrs)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-15-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (5 - 5yrs)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-15-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (6 - 9yrs)
Aug-18-2014 to Aug-22-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (10 - 12yrs)
Aug-18-2014 to Aug-22-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (5 - 5yrs)
Aug-18-2014 to Aug-22-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (6 - 9yrs)
Jul-21-2014 to Jul-25-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4:30pm   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.
Adventure Camp  (10 - 12yrs)
Jul-21-2014 to Jul-25-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4:30pm   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.
Adventure Camp  (5 - 5yrs)
Jul-21-2014 to Jul-25-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4:30pm   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.
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)
Jul-28-2014 to Aug-01-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 12:15pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (3 - 5yrs)
Jul-28-2014 to Aug-01-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 1:15 - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (3 - 5yrs)
Aug-05-2014 to Aug-08-2014, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 12:15pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (3 - 5yrs)
Aug-05-2014 to Aug-08-2014, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 1:15 - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (3 - 5yrs)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-15-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 12:15pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (3 - 5yrs)
Aug-11-2014 to Aug-15-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 1:15 - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (3 - 5yrs)
Aug-18-2014 to Aug-22-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 12:15pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (3 - 5yrs)
Aug-18-2014 to Aug-22-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 1:15 - 4:30pm   Registration begins Mar-05-2014   This course is open for registration
Adventure Camp  (3 - 5yrs)
Jul-21-2014 to Jul-25-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 12:15pm   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.
Adventure Camp  (3 - 5yrs)
Jul-21-2014 to Jul-25-2014, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 1:15 - 4:30pm   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.

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)
Jul-08-2014 to Aug-26-2014, Tue, 6:30 - 7:30pm   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.
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-03-2014 to Aug-28-2014, Thur, 6:30 - 7:30pm   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.
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-03-2014 to Aug-28-2014, Thur, 7:30 - 8:30pm   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.
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)
Jul-04-2014 to Aug-29-2014, Fri, 9:30 - 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.
Yoga: Hatha  (16yrs and over)
Jul-08-2014 to Aug-26-2014, Tue, 6:45 - 7:45pm   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

Basketball - ChildDevelop basic skills and fundamentals of the game of basketball through recreational play.
Basketball: Skills and Drills  (6 - 15yrs)
Jun-30-2014 to Sep-24-2014, Mon, Wed, 6 - 8pm   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.

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  ()
Nov-28-2014 to Nov-30-2014, Sun, Fri, Sat, 6 - 10pm   Registration begins Oct-31-2013   This course is open for registration
AL: Bronze Cross (BC) / SFA  ()
Dec-19-2014 to Dec-21-2014, Sun, Fri, Sat, 6 - 10pm   Registration begins Oct-31-2013   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-19-2014 to Sep-21-2014, Sun, Fri, Sat, 6 - 10pm   Registration begins Oct-31-2013   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)
Sep-05-2014 to Sep-14-2014, Sun, Fri, Sat, 6 - 10pm   Registration begins Oct-31-2013   This course is open for registration
AL: National Lifeguard Service (NLS) - Pool Option  (16yrs and over)
Oct-10-2014 to Oct-19-2014, Sun, Fri, Sat, 6 - 10pm   Registration begins Oct-31-2013   This course is open for registration
AL: National Lifeguard Service (NLS) - Pool Option  (16yrs and over)
Oct-24-2014 to Nov-02-2014, Sun, Fri, Sat, 6 - 10pm   Registration begins Oct-31-2013   This course is open for registration
AL: National Lifeguard Service (NLS) - Pool Option  (16yrs and over)
Nov-14-2014 to Nov-23-2014, Sun, Fri, Sat, 6 - 10pm   Registration begins Oct-31-2013   This course is open for registration
AL: National Lifeguard Service (NLS) - Pool Option  (16yrs and over)
Dec-05-2014 to Dec-14-2014, Sun, Fri, Sat, 6 - 10pm   Registration begins Oct-31-2013   This course is open for registration
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-26-2014 to Oct-05-2014, Sun, Fri, Sat, 6 - 10pm   Registration begins Oct-31-2013   This course is open for registration
AL: Swim and Lifesaving Instructor  (16yrs and over)
Jul-18-2014 to Jul-27-2014, Sun, Fri, Sat, 6 - 10pm   Registration begins Oct-31-2013   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.
Bronze CrossPrerequisite: Bronze Medallion, Emergency First Aid (CPR-B). This course is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training including an 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 complete a 600m swim in 18 minutes or less. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for lifeguard training in the National Lifeguard Service (NLS) program and Lifesaving Society Instructors.
Bronze Cross  (13yrs and over)
Jul-07-2014 to Aug-25-2014, Mon, 1:30 - 4pm   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.
Bronze Star & Basic 1st Aid (CPR-A)Bronze Star is an excellent preparation course for success in Bronze Medallion. Participants develop problem solving and decision making skills individually and with a partner. Learn one-rescuer adult CPR, obstructed airway response, rescue breathing skills and how to contact Emergency Medical Services. Candidates will develop Water Smart confidence and the lifesaving skills needed to be their own personal lifesaver. These are official training certification of the Lifesaving Society-Canada's lifeguarding experts.
Bronze Star & Basic 1st Aid (CPR-A)  (9yrs and over)
Jul-07-2014 to Aug-25-2014, Mon, 1:30 - 3pm   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.
Rookie PatrolPrerequisite: Ultra 8. Features timed 100 metre swims, 350 metre workouts and swims with clothes. A work hard/play hard approach develops swimming strength and efficiency with emphasis on personal responsibility for Water Smart Behaviour.
Rookie Patrol  (9yrs and over)
Jul-07-2014 to Aug-25-2014, Mon, 1:30 - 2:30pm   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.

Sports

Next Week >>
Sun Jul 20Mon Jul 21Tue Jul 22Wed Jul 23Thu Jul 24Fri Jul 25Sat Jul 26
DROP-IN: Table Tennis
(18yrs and over)
12 - 4pm9am - 9pm9am - 9pm9am - 9:30pm9am - 8:30pm9am - 8pm12 - 4pm
DROP-IN: Badminton
(18yrs and over)
12 - 4pm    5 - 9pm12 - 4pm

Swimming

Next Week >>
Sun Jul 20Mon Jul 21Tue Jul 22Wed Jul 23Thu Jul 24Fri Jul 25Sat Jul 26
Aquafit
(60yrs and over)
 10:30 - 11:30am 10:30 - 11:30am   
Aquafit
(17yrs and over)
 7 - 8pm 7 - 8pm   
Lane Swim
(13yrs and over)
12 - 2pm7 - 9am

11:30am - 1:30pm

8 - 9pm
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
Leisure Swim
2:15 - 4pm3:30 - 5:30pm3:30 - 5:30pm3:30 - 5:30pm3:30 - 5:30pm3:30 - 5:30pm2:15 - 4pm
Leisure Swim: Family
 6 - 7pm6 - 7pm6 - 7pm6 - 7pm6 - 7pm 
Leisure Swim: Preschool
(up to 5yrs)
 12 - 1pm12 - 1pm12 - 1pm12 - 1pm12 - 1pm 
Leisure Swim: City Camps
   1:30 - 3pm 1:30 - 3pm 
Camps Swim
  1:30 - 3pm 1:30 - 3pm  
Leisure Swim: Older Adult
(60yrs and over)
  10:30 - 11:30am 10:30 - 11:30am10:30 - 11:30am 
Facility TypeQuantityFacility Rating
Dressing Room3

Gymnasium1
B
Indoor Pool1
1
B
C
Multipurpose Room1
2
B
C


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