Parks, Forestry & Recreation

Birkdale Community Centre

Address: 1299 ELLESMERE RD M1P 2Y2 Map It

Situated in the beautiful Birkdale ravine, the community centre offers programs for all ages and abilities with a focus on older adults. Large windows in most of the program rooms offer scenic views of the park scenery, wildlife and the creek.

  • Contact Us: 416 396-4069
  • Accessibility
  • Ward: 37
  • District: Scarborough
  • Near: Ellesmere Rd & Birkdale Rd
  • TTC Information: Travel to Midland Station. Walk south on Midland Ave and then east on Ellesmere to Oakley. On the eastbound side of Ellesmere, board the 95B York Mills and travel to 1299 Ellesmere Rd.

Announcements


arts icon Arts


Arts & Crafts - Early ChildCourses offering instruction on a variety of arts and crafts techniques and projects.
Young Artist  (4 - 5yrs)
Oct-01-2017 to Nov-26-2017, Sun, 10 - 11am
Young Artist  (4 - 5yrs)
Jan-07-2018 to Mar-04-2018, Sun, 10 - 11am
Ballet - ChildIntroductory and intermediate level courses that teach the basics of correct body alignment and proper ballet technique.
Dance: Ballet  (6 - 12yrs)
Oct-02-2017 to Dec-04-2017, Mon, 6 - 7pm
Dance: Ballet  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-08-2018 to Mar-12-2018, Mon, 6 - 7pm
Crafts - AdultThese courses, designed for participants between the ages of 25-59, offering instruction in a variety of crafts such as scrapbooking, woodcarving and stained glass
Stained Glass  (19yrs and over)
Oct-03-2017 to Nov-28-2017, Tue, 7 - 9pm
Stained Glass  (19yrs and over)
Oct-04-2017 to Nov-29-2017, Wed, 7 - 9pm
Stained Glass  (19yrs and over)
Jan-09-2018 to Mar-06-2018, Tue, 7 - 9pm
Stained Glass  (19yrs and over)
Jan-10-2018 to Mar-07-2018, Wed, 7 - 9pm
Crafts - Older AdultThese courses, designed for participants over the age of 60, offer instruction in a variety of crafts such as jewellery making, wood burning and paper tole.
Wood Burning  (60yrs and over)
Oct-06-2017 to Dec-01-2017, Fri, 10am - 12pm
Wood Carving  (60yrs and over)
Oct-06-2017 to Dec-01-2017, Fri, 12:15 - 2:15pm
Wood Burning  (60yrs and over)
Jan-12-2018 to Mar-09-2018, Fri, 10am - 12pm
Wood Carving  (60yrs and over)
Jan-12-2018 to Mar-09-2018, Fri, 12:15 - 2:15pm
Dance - Early ChildVariety of courses offering both dance instruction and basic dance skill development.
Dance: Dance Basics  (3 - 5yrs)
Oct-02-2017 to Dec-04-2017, Mon, 5 - 5:45pm
Dance: Dance Basics  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-08-2018 to Mar-12-2018, Mon, 5 - 5:45pm
Guitar - Group - ChildCourses taught in group setting. Participants learn chords, strumming and picking techniques.
Music: Guitar - Beginner  (8 - 12yrs)
Oct-01-2017 to Nov-26-2017, Sun, 10:45 - 11:45am
Music: Guitar - Advanced  (8 - 12yrs)
Oct-01-2017 to Nov-26-2017, Sun, 12 - 1pm
Music: Guitar - Beginner  (8 - 12yrs)
Jan-07-2018 to Mar-04-2018, Sun, 10:45 - 11:45am
Music: Guitar - Advanced  (8 - 12yrs)
Jan-07-2018 to Mar-04-2018, Sun, 12 - 1pm
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)
Oct-01-2017 to Nov-26-2017, Sun, 10:45 - 11:45am
Dance: Hip Hop  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-07-2018 to Mar-04-2018, Sun, 10:45 - 11:45am
Piano/Keyboard - Group - ChildPiano/keyboard courses taught in group setting.
Music: Keyboard - Beginner  (6 - 8yrs)
Sep-30-2017 to Nov-25-2017, Sat, 10 - 10:45am
Music: Keyboard - Beginner  (9 - 12yrs)
Sep-30-2017 to Nov-25-2017, Sat, 10:50 - 11:35am
Music: Keyboard - Advanced  (6 - 12yrs)
Sep-30-2017 to Nov-25-2017, Sat, 11:45am - 12:30pm
Music: Keyboard - Beginner  (6 - 8yrs)
Jan-06-2018 to Mar-03-2018, Sat, 10 - 10:45am
Music: Keyboard - Beginner  (9 - 12yrs)
Jan-06-2018 to Mar-03-2018, Sat, 10:50 - 11:35am
Music: Keyboard - Advanced  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-06-2018 to Mar-03-2018, Sat, 11:45am - 12:30pm
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.
Young Artist  (6 - 9yrs)
Oct-01-2017 to Nov-26-2017, Sun, 11:15am - 12:15pm
Drawing  (6 - 12yrs)
Oct-02-2017 to Dec-04-2017, Mon, 5 - 6pm
Cartooning  (6 - 12yrs)
Oct-02-2017 to Dec-04-2017, Mon, 6:15 - 7:15pm
Young Artist  (6 - 9yrs)
Jan-07-2018 to Mar-04-2018, Sun, 11:15am - 12:15pm
Drawing  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-08-2018 to Mar-12-2018, Mon, 5 - 6pm
Cartooning  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-08-2018 to Mar-12-2018, Mon, 6:15 - 7:15pm
Visual Arts - Older AdultThese courses, designed for participants over the age of 60, fall within visual arts area that may include drawing, painting, and pottery.
Painting: Oil  (60yrs and over)
Oct-05-2017 to Nov-30-2017, Thur, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Painting: Oil  (60yrs and over)
Jan-11-2018 to Mar-08-2018, Thur, 10:30am - 12:30pm

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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.
Camp Adventure Child - All Day Standard  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-03-2018 to Jan-05-2018, 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)
Jan-03-2018 to Jan-05-2018, Wed, Thur, Fri, 8 - 9am
Extended Care: PM  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-03-2018 to Jan-05-2018, Wed, Thur, Fri, 4 - 5pm

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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.
Cardio High/Low  (16yrs and over)
Jul-05-2017 to Sep-06-2017, Wed, 9:15 - 10:15am
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.
Walk Fit  (60yrs and over)
Oct-02-2017 to Dec-11-2017, Mon, 12 - 1pm
Osteo Fit  (60yrs and over)
Oct-02-2017 to Dec-11-2017, Mon, 1 - 2pm
Cardio High/Low  (60yrs and over)
Oct-03-2017 to Dec-05-2017, Tue, 9:15 - 10:15am
Walk Fit  (60yrs and over)
Oct-05-2017 to Dec-07-2017, Thur, 11am - 12pm
Walk Fit  (60yrs and over)
Jan-08-2018 to Mar-19-2018, Mon, 12 - 1pm
Osteo Fit  (60yrs and over)
Jan-08-2018 to Mar-19-2018, Mon, 1 - 2pm
Cardio High/Low  (60yrs and over)
Jan-09-2018 to Mar-13-2018, Tue, 9:15 - 10:15am
Walk Fit  (60yrs and over)
Jan-11-2018 to Mar-15-2018, Thur, 11am - 12pm
Cardio High/Low  (60yrs and over)
Jul-05-2017 to Sep-06-2017, Wed, 10:30 - 11:30am
Cardio High/Low  ()
Jul-10-2017 to Sep-18-2017, Mon, 9:15 - 10:15am
Osteo Fit  (60yrs and over)
Jul-10-2017 to Sep-18-2017, Mon, 11:30am - 12:30pm
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 (R)  (16yrs and over)
Sep-30-2017 to Dec-02-2017, Sat, 9:30 - 10:30am
Zumba (R)  (16yrs and over)
Jan-06-2018 to Mar-10-2018, Sat, 10:30 - 11:30am
Cardio Dance - Older 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 Gold (R)  (60yrs and over)
Oct-06-2017 to Dec-01-2017, Fri, 1:15 - 2:15pm
Zumba Gold (R)  (60yrs and over)
Jan-12-2018 to Mar-09-2018, Fri, 1:15 - 2:15pm
Fitness/Cardio - Older AdultFitness courses that incorporate a cardio component benefiting the cardiovascular system (heart/lungs). Step, Cardiokick (boxing) low impact, hi/lo are all classes with cardio components. Includes warm-up, muscle conditioning and stretching. Possible use of hand weights and/or tubing.
Walk Fit  (60yrs and over)
Jul-06-2017 to Sep-07-2017, Thur, 10:30 - 11:30am
Muscle Conditioning - Older AdultThese classes are suitable for all levels, focusing on building bone mass, muscular strength and endurance with no cardio component. Classes may be specific to certain areas of the body and may use equipment such as body bars, stability balls, BOSU, hand weights and exercise bands.
Stretch and Strength  (60yrs and over)
Oct-02-2017 to Dec-11-2017, Mon, 9:15 - 10:15am
Stretch and Strength  (60yrs and over)
Oct-02-2017 to Dec-11-2017, Mon, 10:30 - 11:30am
Stretch and Strength  (60yrs and over)
Oct-06-2017 to Dec-08-2017, Fri, 9:15 - 10:15am
Stretch and Strength  (60yrs and over)
Oct-06-2017 to Dec-08-2017, Fri, 10:30 - 11:30am
Stretch and Strength  (60yrs and over)
Oct-06-2017 to Dec-08-2017, Fri, 11:45am - 12:45pm
Stretch and Strength  (60yrs and over)
Jan-08-2018 to Mar-19-2018, Mon, 9:15 - 10:15am
Stretch and Strength  (60yrs and over)
Jan-08-2018 to Mar-19-2018, Mon, 10:30 - 11:30am
Stretch and Strength  (60yrs and over)
Jan-12-2018 to Mar-16-2018, Fri, 9:15 - 10:15am
Stretch and Strength  (60yrs and over)
Jan-12-2018 to Mar-16-2018, Fri, 10:30 - 11:30am
Stretch and Strength  (60yrs and over)
Jan-12-2018 to Mar-16-2018, Fri, 11:45am - 12:45pm
Stretch and Strength  (60yrs and over)
Jul-10-2017 to Sep-18-2017, Mon, 10:30 - 11:30am
Tai Chi - Older AdultEmphasis is on general health and fitness through the development of slow and controlled movements in a fixed sequence. Enjoy the benefits of improved health, relief of stress and the promotion of concentrated relaxation. Various styles are offered.
Tai Chi  (60yrs and over)
Oct-04-2017 to Dec-06-2017, Wed, 9 - 10am
Tai Chi  (60yrs and over)
Jan-10-2018 to Mar-14-2018, Wed, 9 - 10am
Tai Chi - Older Adult  (60yrs and over)
Jul-05-2017 to Sep-06-2017, Wed, 9 - 10am
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  (16yrs and over)
Oct-03-2017 to Dec-05-2017, Tue, 6:45 - 7:45pm
Yoga  (16yrs and over)
Jan-09-2018 to Mar-13-2018, Tue, 6:45 - 7:45pm
Yoga  (16yrs and over)
Jul-06-2017 to Sep-07-2017, Thur, 9:15 - 10:15am
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: Chair  (60yrs and over)
Oct-02-2017 to Dec-11-2017, Mon, 10 - 11am
Yoga: Hatha  (60yrs and over)
Oct-03-2017 to Dec-05-2017, Tue, 10:30 - 11:30am
Yoga: Chair  (60yrs and over)
Oct-03-2017 to Dec-05-2017, Tue, 11:45am - 12:45pm
Yoga: Hatha  (60yrs and over)
Oct-05-2017 to Dec-07-2017, Thur, 9 - 10am
Yoga: Chair  (60yrs and over)
Jan-08-2018 to Mar-19-2018, Mon, 10 - 11am
Yoga: Hatha  (60yrs and over)
Jan-09-2018 to Mar-13-2018, Tue, 10:30 - 11:30am
Yoga: Chair  (60yrs and over)
Jan-09-2018 to Mar-13-2018, Tue, 11:45am - 12:45pm
Yoga: Hatha  (60yrs and over)
Jan-11-2018 to Mar-15-2018, Thur, 9 - 10am
Yoga: Hatha  (60yrs and over)
Jul-06-2017 to Sep-07-2017, Thur, 9 - 10am
Yoga: Chair  (60yrs and over)
Jul-10-2017 to Sep-18-2017, Mon, 10 - 11am

general interest icon General Interest


Cooking - Child - With $25 Supply FeeA variety of courses that teach recipes and cooking skills at various levels. The course fee includes a $25 supply fee.
Cooking  (6 - 9yrs)
Sep-30-2017 to Nov-25-2017, Sat, 9:30 - 11:30am
Cooking  (10 - 12yrs)
Sep-30-2017 to Nov-25-2017, Sat, 11:45am - 1:45pm
Cooking  (6 - 9yrs)
Jan-06-2018 to Mar-03-2018, Sat, 9:30 - 11:30am
Cooking  (10 - 12yrs)
Jan-06-2018 to Mar-03-2018, Sat, 11:45am - 1:45pm
General Interest - ChildAn opportunity to interact and socialize with other participants through a variety of activities and interests.
Science: Discovering Science  (6 - 12yrs)
Sep-30-2017 to Nov-25-2017, Sat, 10:45 - 11:45am
Science: Discovering Science  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-06-2018 to Mar-03-2018, Sat, 10:45 - 11:45am
General Interest - Early ChildAn opportunity to interact and socialize with other participants through a variety of activities and interests.
Science Fun  (4 - 5yrs)
Sep-30-2017 to Nov-25-2017, Sat, 9:45 - 10:30am
Science Fun  (4 - 5yrs)
Jan-06-2018 to Mar-03-2018, Sat, 9:45 - 10:30am

fitness icon Sports


Martial Arts - ChildVariety of martial arts courses from beginner to advanced levels including Tae Kwon Do and Karate.
Karate  (6 - 12yrs)
Oct-06-2017 to Dec-01-2017, Fri, 7 - 8pm
Karate  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-12-2018 to Mar-09-2018, Fri, 7 - 8pm
Sports - Early ChildA variety of activities that incorpoarate a variety of sports and skills.
Karate  (4 - 5yrs)
Oct-06-2017 to Dec-01-2017, Fri, 6 - 6:45pm
Karate  (4 - 5yrs)
Jan-12-2018 to Mar-09-2018, Fri, 6 - 6:45pm

arts icon Arts

Next Week
Sun Aug 20Mon Aug 21Tue Aug 22Wed Aug 23Thu Aug 24Fri Aug 25Sat Aug 26
Dance: Line Dance
(60yrs and over)
  1 - 3pm    
Crafts
(60yrs and over)
   10am - 12pm   
Stained Glass
(60yrs and over)
    1 - 3:30pm  
Dance: Social
(60yrs and over)
      7:30 - 11pm

general interest icon General Interest

Next Week
Sun Aug 20Mon Aug 21Tue Aug 22Wed Aug 23Thu Aug 24Fri Aug 25Sat Aug 26
Games: Bridge
(60yrs and over)
 12 - 3pm     
Games: Cribbage
(60yrs and over)
 12:30 - 3pm     
Games: Mah Jongg American
(60yrs and over)
 1 - 4pm     
Games: Mexican Train Dominoes
(60yrs and over)
  1 - 3pm    
Games: Texas Hold 'Em Poker
(60yrs and over)
  1 - 3:30pm    
Cards:Bid Euchre
(60yrs and over)
   12:30 - 3pm   
Games: Bingo
(60yrs and over)
   12:45 - 3pm   
Cards: Euchre
(60yrs and over)
    12:30 - 3pm  
Games: Scrabble
(60yrs and over)
    10am - 12pm  

fitness icon Sports

Next Week
Sun Aug 20Mon Aug 21Tue Aug 22Wed Aug 23Thu Aug 24Fri Aug 25Sat Aug 26
Snooker
(60yrs and over)
 8:45am - 3:45pm8:45am - 3:45pm8:45am - 3:45pm8:45am - 3:45pm8:45am - 3:45pm 
Shuffleboard
(60yrs and over)
  10:30am - 12pm    
Table Tennis
(60yrs and over)
 8:45 - 9:45am 8:45 - 9:45am 8:45 - 9:45am 
Facility TypeQuantityFacility Rating *
Craft Room1
B
Gallery1
B
Kitchen1
1

B
Lounge1
C
Multipurpose Room1
1
B
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 416 396-4069, prior to your visit to determine if the facility can meet your needs.
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