Community Centre

Graphic showing the key chain

The City of Toronto has pledged $34 million to build our New Community Centre by 2023, starting 2017.

We need you to Show Your Support to ensure this remains a priority project for our diverse neighbourhood.

Get your keychains at:

  • Joe’s Cafe, corner of Sorauren and Fermanagh
  • Scooter Girl Toys, 187 Roncesvalles Avenue

We also sell the custom keychains at our booth at various events during the year. Buy your keychain (suggested $5 donation) and place it on the fence outside the old linseed oil mill on Wabash Avenue at Sorauren Park… joining the other keychains already there.

Funds raised support the continued efforts of the non-profit, all-volunteer Friends of Sorauren Park to enhance the Sorauren Park experience including Movie Nights in the Town Square, construction of a Pizza Oven (permit submitted), operation of the Natural Ice Rink and much more.

For notices on events where you can buy your keychain, subscribe to our monthly newsletter, follow us on Twitter, or check the Upcoming Events calendar on our home page.

Big thanks to Sorauren Park donor Rob Moffat, who has donated 1,000 keychains for local school kids to hang on the fence. Students from Fern Avenue PS and Howard PS have participated and added their customized keychains to the fence, with more to come.

  • The dream for a community centre by Sorauren Park goes back to the late 1980s, prior to the opening of the park itself in 1995.
  • A 2003 feasibility study was conducted following several years of community advocacy and needs assessments. The project has been a line item in the city’s capital plan since 2000, continuously delayed until recently.
  • Today, thousands of new people have moved into the area through redevelopment, with thousands more expected in coming years.
  • In the city’s 2004 Recreation Facilities Report, the Wabash Community Centre was listed as the No. 7 priority, with a proposed completion “in the 2005-2009 timeframe.”
  • Of those seven projects, four have been completed and two are under way, leaving Wabash as the last.
  • Join the “visual petition” on the fence before the crucial city budget vote expected February 2017.
Photo of keychains on the fence outside the future Wabash Community Centre

The fence outside the future community centre in May 2016

Photo of fence covered in keychains

The fence outside the future community centre in July 2016

Photo of thousands of keys on fence outside future Wabash Community Centre

Widespread and growing support!

Here’s the timeline of activity since the beginning of the “baby steps” campaign in 2008 (click on image for larger view):

Timeline of activity at the park since 2008 opening of Fieldhouse