Designed by MJMA and West 8
Rendering by MJMA and West 8
The City of Toronto and local community agency, the 519, have proposed a revitalization to the Moss Park area to construct a new community centre. It is intended to replace the aging John Innes Community Centre and Moss Park Arena, while retaining and incorporating the existing amenities. The project has significant importance to the 519 agency, as well as the LGBTQ communities, and aims to provide a cohesive and accessible space for Moss Park residents and visitors.
The three-storey facility will be approximately 157,650 square feet and will include approximately 325,000 square feet of outdoor space. The centre will provide various sports and recreation spaces, community, social, support and service spaces, as well as outdoor amenities. Recreation spaces include a gymnasium, gym/cardio room, ice pad, swimming pool, and two running tracks, one which is located on the mezzanine level and provides views to the main lobby. In addition, the building will offer a restaurant, community kitchen, sports bar, café, community meeting rooms, and spectator areas. Sustainability is a key factor in the building's design, and is expected to adhere to Toronto Green Standard Tier 2, provide a 50% green roof, incorporate energy-efficient measures, and meet net-zero energy targets.