One Yonge Community Recreation Centre

Toronto, Ontario
Construction Cost: $19 million (Canadian)
Area / Square Feet: 51,000
Occupancy Date: June 2023

One Yonge Community Recreation Centre is at the heart of Toronto’s growing waterfront community, which a mix of young professionals, families and empty-nesters call home. The project came to be when the City of Toronto required the developer to provide a public recreation facility within the private residential development – one of the first community amenities of its kind in Toronto. 

Designed as a place to play, One Yonge sets a new standard for dense, mixed-used city living. Immediately upon entry to the lobby, a colorful mosaic and lofty atrium space invite visitors on a journey up to the second floor for exploration of the community center. The second-floor arrival area is overlooked by a strategically located welcome counter and a community living room that allows users to socialize or wait for their classes. 

Working within existing spatial limits is an efficient circuit-style layout anchored by a core clad in warm, ribbed wood panels. Visitors are guided around the floor perimeter for a playful and engaging exploration of program spaces that include a double-gymnasium, a six-lane, 25-meter pool and universal washrooms. Four flexible community program rooms fit within the shear walls of the tower above. They provide flexible spaces for programming that range from children’s play to cooking. The breadth of these program room offerings is on display upon entry and throughout. Special moments in the pool, elevator lobbies and fitness areas are graced by delightful mosaics depicting city life in Toronto.

Architect of Record


Toronto, Ont.

Programming and Aquatic Consultant

32 Freeland Street

Toronto, Ont. 


Fitness Center - Flooring, Fitness CenterAction Floor Systems LLC
Indoor Sports Surfaces - BasketballAction Floor Systems LLC
Indoor Sports Surfaces - VolleyballAction Floor Systems LLC
Pools - HeatersArmstrong
Locker/Shower - Shower/Toilet PartitionsBobrick Washroom Equipment Inc. 
Pools - Chemical Control SystemsChemtrol
Fitness Center - Flooring, AerobicsConnor Sports
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Basketball Backboards/SupportsGymnasium and Health
Pools - Cleaners/VacuumsHayward Commercial Pool Products
Fitness Center - Climbing WallsImpact Climbing
Pools - Sanitization SystemsMerMade
Pools - Filtration SystemsMerMade
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Scoreboards/Timing SystemsNevco Sports LLC
Pools - Lane MarkersNordesco
Locker/Shower - FlooringOlympia Tile
Pools - Deck/Basin SurfaceOlympia Tile
Pools - Starting BlocksPentair Commerical Aquatics
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Divider CurtainsQued, Div. of Seaway Mats Inc. 
Locker/Shower - LockersSpectrum Aquatics
Pools - Ladders/Grab BarsSpectrum Aquatics
Gymnasium/Field House/Arena - Volleyball Nets and StandardsSpeith Andersen