Parks, Forestry & Recreation

Gord and Irene Risk Community Centre

Address: 2650 FINCH AVE W M2N 2H8 Map It

Gord & Irene Risk Community Centre is located at the north-east corner of Islington Road and Finch Avenue. The centre serves a diverse community with preschool, fitness, swimming and general interest programs for all ages. Purchase a Bocce membership and come play according to your lifestyle - open afternoons and evenings! To reach the needs of the greater community, after school and preschool programs are also offered at a satellite location - Venerable John Merlini CSS. So come in and enjoy your summer days at camp, swimming with new friends and when winter arrives lace up the skates for free public skating!

  • Contact Us: 416 395-0355
  • Accessibility
  • Ward: 7
  • District: Etobicoke York
  • Near: Finch Ave W & Islington Ave
  • TTC Information: Travel to Islington Station. Board the 37 Islington and travel to Finch. Walk east to 2650 Finch Avenue West

Announcements


arts icon Arts


Ballet - ChildIntroductory and intermediate level courses that teach the basics of correct body alignment and proper ballet technique.
Dance: Ballet  (6 - 10yrs)
Sep-26-2017 to Nov-28-2017, Tue, 5:45 - 6:45pm
Dance: Ballet  (6 - 10yrs)
Sep-30-2017 to Dec-02-2017, Sat, 10:15 - 11:15am
Dance: Ballet  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-09-2018 to Mar-06-2018, Tue, 5:45 - 6:45pm
Dance: Ballet  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-13-2018 to Mar-10-2018, Sat, 10:15 - 11:15am
Dance - AdultThese courses, designed for participants between the ages of 25-59, offer instruction in a variety of dance forms such as ballroom, salsa and latin.
Dance: Hip Hop  (19yrs and over)
Sep-26-2017 to Nov-28-2017, Tue, 7 - 8pm
Dance: Hip Hop  (19yrs and over)
Jan-09-2018 to Mar-06-2018, Tue, 7 - 8pm
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.
Dance: Dance Basics  (10 - 13yrs)
Sep-30-2017 to Dec-02-2017, Sat, 12:15 - 1:15pm
Dance: Dance Basics  (6 - 13yrs)
Jan-13-2018 to Mar-10-2018, Sat, 12:15 - 1:15pm
Dance - Early ChildVariety of courses offering both dance instruction and basic dance skill development.
Dance: Ballet  (3 - 5yrs)
Sep-26-2017 to Nov-28-2017, Tue, 5 - 5:45pm
Dance: Ballet  (3 - 5yrs)
Sep-30-2017 to Dec-02-2017, Sat, 9:30 - 10:15am
Dance: Ballet  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-09-2018 to Mar-06-2018, Tue, 5 - 5:45pm
Dance: Ballet  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-13-2018 to Mar-10-2018, Sat, 9:30 - 10:15am
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 - 10yrs)
Sep-30-2017 to Dec-02-2017, Sat, 11:15am - 12:15pm
Dance: Hip Hop  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-13-2018 to Mar-10-2018, Sat, 11:15am - 12:15pm
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  (10 - 14yrs)
Sep-30-2017 to Dec-02-2017, Sat, 11:45am - 1:15pm
Cartooning  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-11-2018 to Mar-08-2018, Thur, 6 - 7:30pm
Young Artist  (6 - 9yrs)
Jan-13-2018 to Mar-10-2018, Sat, 10 - 11:30am
Young Artist  (10 - 14yrs)
Jan-13-2018 to Mar-10-2018, Sat, 11:45am - 1:15pm
Cartooning  (6 - 12yrs)
Sep-28-2017 to Nov-30-2017, Thur, 6 - 7:30pm
Young Artist  (6 - 9yrs)
Sep-30-2017 to Dec-02-2017, Sat, 10 - 11:30am

camps icon Camps


MB Camp Adventure Child -All Day StandardThese 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 a $10 consumable fee.
Adventure Camp  (6 - 12yrs)
Mar-12-2018 to Mar-16-2018, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 9am - 4pm

fitness icon Fitness


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.
Step  (19yrs and over)
Sep-27-2017 to Nov-29-2017, Wed, 7:15 - 8:15pm
Step  (19yrs and over)
Jan-10-2018 to Mar-07-2018, Wed, 7:15 - 8:15pm
Boot Camp  (19yrs and over)
Jan-11-2018 to Mar-08-2018, Thur, 7 - 8pm
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.
Gentle Fit  (60yrs and over)
Sep-26-2017 to Nov-28-2017, Tue, 10 - 11am
Gentle Fit  (60yrs and over)
Jan-09-2018 to Mar-06-2018, Tue, 10 - 11am
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)  (19yrs and over)
Sep-25-2017 to Nov-27-2017, Mon, 7 - 8pm
ZUMBA (R)  (19yrs and over)
Jan-08-2018 to Mar-05-2018, Mon, 7 - 8pm
Muscle Conditioning - 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.
Boot Camp  (19yrs and over)
Sep-28-2017 to Nov-30-2017, Thur, 7 - 8pm
Body Sculpt  (19yrs and over)
Sep-28-2017 to Nov-30-2017, Thur, 8 - 9pm
Body Sculpt  (19yrs and over)
Jan-11-2018 to Mar-08-2018, Thur, 8 - 9pm
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.
Post Natal Yoga  (19yrs and over)
Sep-28-2017 to Nov-30-2017, Thur, 9:30 - 10:30am
Post Natal Yoga  (19yrs and over)
Jan-11-2018 to Mar-08-2018, Thur, 9:30 - 10:30am
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  (19yrs and over)
Sep-25-2017 to Nov-27-2017, Mon, 8:15 - 9:45pm
Yoga  (19yrs and over)
Jan-08-2018 to Mar-05-2018, Mon, 8:15 - 9:45pm

general interest icon General Interest


After-School - ChildThese programs, designed for participants between the ages of 6-12,offer a variety of indoor and outdoor general recreation programming. These include games, crafts and sports along with outdoor play. PA/PD Day recreational programming may be found here.
After-School Program  (5yrs 9mths - 12yrs)
Sep-12-2017 to Jun-15-2018, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, 3:30 - 6pm
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 - 4yrs)
Sep-25-2017 to Nov-29-2017, Mon, Wed, 9:30 - 11:30am
Recreation Discovery  (3 - 4yrs)
Sep-26-2017 to Nov-30-2017, Tue, Thur, 9:30 - 11:30am
Recreation Discovery  (3 - 4yrs)
Jan-08-2018 to Mar-07-2018, Mon, Wed, 9:30 - 11:30am
Recreation Discovery  (3 - 4yrs)
Jan-09-2018 to Mar-08-2018, Tue, Thur, 9:30 - 11:30am

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Figure Skating ChildThese introductory figure skating courses help prepare you for more advanced and specialized skating instruction. Learn forward and backward skating, basic turns, synchronized skating to music, spins and jumps. Prerequisite: Completion of the Learn to Skate - Level 4 or equivalent skating experience. All figure skating participants must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.
Figure Skating  (8 - 13yrs)
Jan-13-2018 to Mar-10-2018, Sat, 2:15 - 3pm
Figure Skating  (8 - 13yrs)
Oct-14-2017 to Dec-09-2017, Sat, 2:15 - 3pm
Hockey Skills / Power Skate ChildHockey Skills and Power Skating are offered for beginner to advanced levels. Power Skating teaches speed, agility and coordination. Hockey Skills focuses on puck handling, skating and game strategies. CSA approved hockey helmets with full face masks, neck guards and gloves are required when on the ice. Course prerequisites are indicated.
Hockey Skills - Preschool  (4 - 5yrs)
Oct-15-2017 to Dec-10-2017, Sun, 1:45 - 2:30pm
Hockey Skills - Beginner  (6 - 9yrs)
Oct-15-2017 to Dec-10-2017, Sun, 2:30 - 3:15pm
Hockey Skills - Beginner  (9 - 13yrs)
Oct-15-2017 to Dec-10-2017, Sun, 3:15 - 4pm
Hockey Skills - Preschool  (4 - 5yrs)
Jan-14-2018 to Mar-11-2018, Sun, 1:45 - 2:30pm
Hockey Skills - Beginner  (6 - 9yrs)
Jan-14-2018 to Mar-11-2018, Sun, 2:30 - 3:15pm
Hockey Skills - Beginner  (9 - 13yrs)
Jan-14-2018 to Mar-11-2018, Sun, 3:15 - 4pm
Learn to Skate AdultLearn to Skate programs, beginner to advanced, focus on orientation to ice and skating techniques. Course prerequisites are indicated. All Adult participants must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.
Learn to Skate - Beginner  (19yrs and over)
Oct-16-2017 to Dec-11-2017, Mon, 7 - 7:45pm
Learn to Skate - Beginner  (19yrs and over)
Jan-08-2018 to Mar-05-2018, Mon, 7 - 7:45pm
Learn to Skate - Beginner  (19yrs and over)
Jan-13-2018 to Mar-10-2018, Sat, 2:15 - 3pm
Learn to Skate - Beginner  (19yrs and over)
Oct-14-2017 to Dec-09-2017, Sat, 2:15 - 3pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 1Development of balance and posture. Introduction to forward skating, gliding, stopping and backward skating. Prerequisite: Level 1 is for participants who are new to skating or are unable to skate the width of the ice surface with a glide. Participants should be able to stand and walk on skates with straight ankles off the ice. Participants must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.
Learn to Skate Child - Level 1  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-08-2018 to Mar-05-2018, Mon, 5 - 5:45pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 1  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-08-2018 to Mar-05-2018, Mon, 6:15 - 7pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 1  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-08-2018 to Mar-05-2018, Mon, 7 - 7:45pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 1  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-13-2018 to Mar-10-2018, Sat, 11 - 11:45am
Learn to Skate Child - Level 1  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-13-2018 to Mar-10-2018, Sat, 12:15 - 1pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 1  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-13-2018 to Mar-10-2018, Sat, 1 - 1:45pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 1  (6 - 12yrs)
Oct-14-2017 to Dec-09-2017, Sat, 11 - 11:45am
Learn to Skate Child - Level 1  (6 - 12yrs)
Oct-14-2017 to Dec-09-2017, Sat, 12:15 - 1pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 1  (6 - 12yrs)
Oct-14-2017 to Dec-09-2017, Sat, 1 - 1:45pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 1  (6 - 12yrs)
Oct-16-2017 to Dec-11-2017, Mon, 5 - 5:45pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 1  (6 - 12yrs)
Oct-16-2017 to Dec-11-2017, Mon, 6:15 - 7pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 1  (6 - 12yrs)
Oct-16-2017 to Dec-11-2017, Mon, 7 - 7:45pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 2Development of forward gliding, stopping, backward skating. Introduction to one foot glides and backward gliding. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 1 or participant can skate (with a glide) the length of the ice without falling. Participants must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.
Learn to Skate Child - Level 2  (6 - 12yrs)
Oct-16-2017 to Dec-11-2017, Mon, 6:15 - 7pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 2  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-08-2018 to Mar-05-2018, Mon, 5 - 5:45pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 2  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-08-2018 to Mar-05-2018, Mon, 6:15 - 7pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 2  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-08-2018 to Mar-05-2018, Mon, 7 - 7:45pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 2  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-08-2018 to Mar-05-2018, Mon, 7:45 - 8:30pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 2  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-13-2018 to Mar-10-2018, Sat, 11 - 11:45am
Learn to Skate Child - Level 2  (6 - 13yrs)
Jan-13-2018 to Mar-10-2018, Sat, 12:15 - 1pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 2  (6 - 13yrs)
Jan-13-2018 to Mar-10-2018, Sat, 1 - 1:45pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 2  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-13-2018 to Mar-10-2018, Sat, 2:15 - 3pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 2  (6 - 12yrs)
Oct-14-2017 to Dec-09-2017, Sat, 11 - 11:45am
Learn to Skate Child - Level 2  (6 - 12yrs)
Oct-14-2017 to Dec-09-2017, Sat, 12:15 - 1pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 2  (6 - 12yrs)
Oct-14-2017 to Dec-09-2017, Sat, 1 - 1:45pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 2  (6 - 12yrs)
Oct-16-2017 to Dec-11-2017, Mon, 5 - 5:45pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 2  (6 - 12yrs)
Oct-16-2017 to Dec-11-2017, Mon, 7 - 7:45pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 2  (6 - 12yrs)
Oct-16-2017 to Dec-11-2017, Mon, 7:45 - 8:30pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 3Development of backward stopping, backwards gliding and edges. Introduction to cross-overs, slalom skating, 2 foot turns. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 2 or participant is able to glide on one foot, skate backwards and stop. Participants must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.
Learn to Skate Child - Level 3  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-08-2018 to Mar-05-2018, Mon, 7:45 - 8:30pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 3  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-13-2018 to Mar-10-2018, Sat, 12:15 - 1pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 3  (6 - 12yrs)
Oct-14-2017 to Dec-09-2017, Sat, 12:15 - 1pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 3  (6 - 12yrs)
Oct-14-2017 to Dec-09-2017, Sat, 1 - 1:45pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 3  (6 - 12yrs)
Oct-16-2017 to Dec-11-2017, Mon, 7:45 - 8:30pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 4Development of cross-overs, backward stopping. Introduction to one foot turns, backward circle thrusts. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 3 or participant has strong backwards skating and stopping ability. Participants must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.
Learn to Skate Child - Level 4  (6 - 12yrs)
Oct-16-2017 to Dec-11-2017, Mon, 7:45 - 8:30pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 4  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-08-2018 to Mar-05-2018, Mon, 7:45 - 8:30pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 4  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-13-2018 to Mar-10-2018, Sat, 12:15 - 1pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 4  (6 - 12yrs)
Oct-14-2017 to Dec-09-2017, Sat, 2:15 - 3pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 5Development of backward cross-overs, forward edges, skill combinations. Introduction to parallel stopping, backward edges and turns. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 4 or proficient skating ability. Participant is able to perform forward cross-overs, forward inside edges, 3-turns. Participants must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.
Learn to Skate Child - Level 5  (6 - 12yrs)
Oct-14-2017 to Dec-09-2017, Sat, 2:15 - 3pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 5  (6 - 12yrs)
Oct-16-2017 to Dec-11-2017, Mon, 7:45 - 8:30pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 5  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-08-2018 to Mar-05-2018, Mon, 7:45 - 8:30pm
Learn to Skate Child - Level 5  (6 - 12yrs)
Jan-13-2018 to Mar-10-2018, Sat, 2:15 - 3pm
Learn to Skate PreschoolChildren will receive an orientation to the ice surface and will learn the basics of skating through games and songs. Participants should be able to stand and walk on skates with straight ankles off the ice. It is mandatory that all preschool participants wear a CSA approved hockey helmet with a full face mask. For Caregiver and Tot programs, the caregiver accompanying the child on the ice must also wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.
Learn to Skate - Advanced  (4 - 5yrs)
Oct-14-2017 to Dec-09-2017, Sat, 11:45am - 12:15pm
Learn to Skate - Child with Caregiver  (3 - 5yrs)
Oct-14-2017 to Dec-09-2017, Sat, 11:45am - 12:15pm
Learn to Skate - Advanced  (4 - 5yrs)
Oct-14-2017 to Dec-09-2017, Sat, 1:45 - 2:15pm
Learn to Skate - Child with Caregiver  (3 - 5yrs)
Oct-14-2017 to Dec-09-2017, Sat, 1:45 - 2:15pm
Learn to Skate - Advanced  (4 - 5yrs)
Oct-16-2017 to Dec-11-2017, Mon, 5:45 - 6:15pm
Learn to Skate - Child with Caregiver  (3 - 5yrs)
Oct-16-2017 to Dec-11-2017, Mon, 5:45 - 6:15pm
Learn to Skate - Advanced  (4 - 5yrs)
Jan-08-2018 to Mar-05-2018, Mon, 5:45 - 6:15pm
Learn to Skate - Beginner  (4 - 5yrs)
Jan-08-2018 to Mar-05-2018, Mon, 5:45 - 6:15pm
Learn to Skate - Child with Caregiver  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-08-2018 to Mar-05-2018, Mon, 5:45 - 6:15pm
Learn to Skate - Advanced  (4 - 5yrs)
Jan-13-2018 to Mar-10-2018, Sat, 11:45am - 12:15pm
Learn to Skate - Beginner  (4 - 5yrs)
Jan-13-2018 to Mar-10-2018, Sat, 11:45am - 12:15pm
Learn to Skate - Child with Caregiver  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-13-2018 to Mar-10-2018, Sat, 11:45am - 12:15pm
Learn to Skate - Advanced  (4 - 5yrs)
Jan-13-2018 to Mar-10-2018, Sat, 1:45 - 2:15pm
Learn to Skate - Beginner  (4 - 5yrs)
Jan-13-2018 to Mar-10-2018, Sat, 1:45 - 2:15pm
Learn to Skate - Child with Caregiver  (3 - 5yrs)
Jan-13-2018 to Mar-10-2018, Sat, 1:45 - 2:15pm
Learn to Skate - Beginner  (4 - 5yrs)
Oct-14-2017 to Dec-09-2017, Sat, 11:45am - 12:15pm
Learn to Skate - Beginner  (4 - 5yrs)
Oct-14-2017 to Dec-09-2017, Sat, 1:45 - 2:15pm
Learn to Skate - Beginner  (4 - 5yrs)
Oct-16-2017 to Dec-11-2017, Mon, 5:45 - 6:15pm
Learn to Skate YouthLearn to Skate programs, beginner to advanced, focus on orientation to ice and skating techniques. Course prerequisites are indicated. All Youth participants must wear a CSA approved hockey helmet.
Learn to Skate - Beginner  (13 - 24yrs)
Jan-13-2018 to Mar-10-2018, Sat, 1 - 1:45pm
Learn to Skate - Beginner  (13 - 24yrs)
Oct-14-2017 to Dec-09-2017, Sat, 1 - 1:45pm

general interest icon General Interest

Next Week
Sun Sep 24Mon Sep 25Tue Sep 26Wed Sep 27Thu Sep 28Fri Sep 29Sat Sep 30
Club: Social(Women)
(60yrs and over)
 12:30 - 2:30pm 12:30 - 2:30pm   

skate icon Skating

Next Week
Sun Oct 08Mon Oct 09Tue Oct 10Wed Oct 11Thu Oct 12Fri Oct 13Sat Oct 14
Public Skate
   6 - 8pm  7:15 - 9:15pm
Shinny: Child with Caregiver
(4 - 6yrs)
   4:30 - 5:45pm   
Older Adult/Adult Skate: (Unsupervised)
(19yrs and over)
    10 - 11:30am  

fitness icon Sports

Next Week
Sun Sep 17Mon Sep 18Tue Sep 19Wed Sep 20Thu Sep 21Fri Sep 22Sat Sep 23
Bocce
(60yrs and over)
12 - 4:30pm12 - 4:30pm
6:30 - 10pm
12 - 4:30pm
6:30 - 10pm
12 - 4:30pm
6:30 - 10pm
12 - 4:30pm
6:30 - 10pm
12 - 4:30pm
6:30 - 10pm
12 - 4:30pm
Facility TypeQuantityFacility Rating *
Dressing Room5

Indoor Bocce Court4

Indoor Dry Pad1
A
Kitchen1
A
Multipurpose Room2
C
Outdoor Pool1
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.

Facility TypeQuantityFacility Rating *
Indoor Rink1
A

Please contact the facility at 416 395-0355, prior to your visit to determine if the facility can meet your needs.
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