Saturday, February 23, 2013

Things to Do: Main Square Community Centre

Main Square Community Centre is a brief 7-minute walk.  It may not have great curb appeal, but once inside the three levels are abuzz with activity.  Our family has used the pool extensively, taking advantage of their baby, youth, and adult learn-to-swim classes as well as dropping in on the lane and leisure swims.

We've also used it for a dizzying array of other programs; chess club, cartooning classes, hiphop dance classes, karate, yoga, the weight room, and private guitar lessons all come to mind during the year.  We've also relied heavily on their summer camps some years, trying out the regular, sports, and soccer camps.

The staff are warm and caring, and the prices are quite low, like all city programs.  Registration is not as busy for this centre as for some others.

Why this neighbourhood?

In January 2012, Toronto Life magazine recommended East End Danforth (as they called it) as the #2 entry in their list of "Where to Buy Now" in Toronto.

Here's the link to the full article:

To quote: 
The urban mix is the appeal of East End Danforth—a neighbourhood that has proximity to the boardwalk; manicured houses flying Beach flags; family-friendly Norwood Park; a southern fringe of stately detached Edwardians; co-op housing; semis in the $400,000 to $500,000 range closer to Woodbine; and new luxury townhouses. The sold-out townhouse complex Upper Beach Manors (above), near Main and Gerrard, invigorated real-estate activity in the area and inspired a doppelgänger, the new Upper Beach Townes, a collection of 32 houses split into two-level condos.