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Annual Open House @ Ralph Thornton Community Centre

September 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Open House RTCC

Ralph Thornton Community Centre is having their Annual Open House on September 15th from 12pm to 3pm!!!

Come to learn more about programs and services!

Facebook: /RalphThorntonCommunityCentre
Twitter: @ralphthornton
Website: www.ralphthornton.org

On Saturday, September 15, RTCC is opening its doors even wider than usual to show off the wide variety of programming that takes place at the Centre, and to celebrate the completion of our long-awaited elevator replacement project. Check out what’s happening:

Riverdale Auditorium Activities

From noon until 3:00 PM, the second floor Riverdale Auditorium will host a range of performances, demonstrations, and displays from many of the almost 200 agencies, community groups, and organizations that use RTCC every year.  There will be dancing, singing, Tae Kwon Do, yoga, Tai Chi, and more!

Official Ribbon Cutting

At 2:00 PM, the official “Ribbon Cutting” for our new elevator will take place – after six months of slogging up and down the 64 stairs to RTCC Reception, we are more than ready to celebrate with cake and “champagne!”  Rumour has it that the “Clown Crier” may return to RTCC for the occasion.

Third Floor Children’s Zone

Our third floor “Children’s Zone” will feature a “Lego Nook,” a variety of other children’s activities hosted by the RTCC After School and Children’s program staff.  Special guests St. John Ambulance child-friendly therapy dogs Charlie, Hunter, and Ruby will be joining Copper, RTCC’s resident therapy dog and ‘social media hound’ to meet and greet children – and their parents!  There will be other demonstrations about other children’s programming that happens at RTCC, and a chance to meet many of the leaders and instructors who make it happen.

Drama Returns to the Betsy Swift Kitchen

This spring, the Toronto Fringe Festival held its first performances east of the Don in the Betsy Swift Kitchen – “Kitchen Sink Dramas” was a sell-out success.  The Unspoken Theatre Company has agreed to return to RTCC to premiere “Play with Your Food” – a quartet of solo performances showcasing a sample of voices through history in the Riverside, Leslieville, and Riverdale area.  There are four performances over the weekend, with a 3 PM Saturday matinee directly following the conclusion of the Open House.  Tickets are PWYC, and the other three performances are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings at 7:30 PM.  Seats are limited (it is, after all, in the kitchen!).

“Joy of Writing” Book Sale

The “Joy of Writing” – a group of writers who meet weekly at RTCC, is hosting a book sale during the Open House.  Donations of new or ‘nearly new’ books would be appreciated – please drop them off to RTCC Reception.

There will be something for everyone – drop by for a while, or stay for the day!  For more information, check out our website at www.ralphthornton.org, follow us on Twitter @RalphThornton or on Facebook at /RalphThorntonCommunityCentre, or call (416) 392-6810.  We hope to see you on September 15.


September 15, 2018
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Ralph Thornton Community Centre
(416) 392-6810


Ralph Thornton Community Centre
765 Queen St East
Toronto, Ontario M4M 1H3 Canada
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(416) 392-6810