Ralph Thornton Centre was established by Toronto City Council in 1980 as a “multi-purpose community facility” within the former Postal Station G, at 765 Queen Street East.  The Ralph Thornton Community Centre has been a cornerstone of the vibrant South Riverdale community for 30 years.  Over the years, RTCC has played a key role in bringing residents together to identify, discuss and address local issues and needs. We strive to promote the true spirit of community and build a healthy, inclusive neighbourhood. Our supportive environment enables citizens to connect with each other and access important resources.

Everyone in South Riverdale, regardless of race, culture, gender, income or social status is welcome at the RTCC. Whether you are interested in child and youth programs, our computer resource centre, recreation and education, community news and activism or simply a meeting space to host your own gatherings, we have room for you.

Please feel free to explore our website for more information, give us a call, or better yet, drop by the Centre and chat with our friendly staff. Together, we bring community to life.


Our Mission – Ralph Thornton Centre develops programs, nourishes culture and empowers citizen action.  As a not-for-profit community organization, we work with agencies, individuals and groups to build the capacity of a caring healthy and vibrant Riverdale.  Here neighbours meet, enjoy programs, exchange support and celebrate special events.

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Former RTC Executive Director, Shawn Conway, speaks to Neighbourhood Arts Network on the Centre’s approach to community engagement in the arts.