RTCC Update – March 2, 2020

Lots of events happening in and around RTCC. Registration is now open for our Summer 2020 Riverdale Adventure Camp, join us on March 3 for the Heart & Stroke Foundation Activate program and check out our March Break Camp. And mark you calendars because the Riverside Wine & Craft Beer Fest is taking place March […]

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New Board of Management Members Needed

Looking to make a difference in our community? Come join the Ralph Thornton Community Centre’s Board of Management! RTCC is a gathering place that welcomes, connects and engages the community in all its diversity. The board is responsible for the overall management, operation and maintenance of the centre. We especially encourage candidates with interest and/or […]

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RTCC is a Safe Space for All

I’m sure that everyone is aware of the recent controversies regarding the Toronto Public Library allowing space use for a speaker who was identified as promoting hatred and discrimination towards transgendered individuals.  Recently, Parks, Forestry & Recreation denied a room booking for a group that has conducted anti-LGBT rallies. These incidents moved City Council to […]

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RTCC Updates Space Use Fees for 2020

The Ralph Thornton Community Centre Board of Management has approved amendments to the Space Booking Policy and Procedures to revise the fees across all user categories.  The fees charged for space rentals help support the Centre’s programming and other activities. Fees are increasing across all rooms and user categories by 5% (rounded up to the […]

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Changes to Booking the Betsy Swift Community Kitchen

At its May 2019 meeting, the Ralph Thornton Community Centre Board of Management approved important amendments to the Space Booking Policy and Procedures.  These changes, which came into effect at midnight on 23 May 2019 relate to the use of the Betsy Swift Community Kitchen for the sale of prepared food. Recently, Toronto Public Health […]

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Changes to the Space Booking Policy and Procedures

At its recent meeting, the Ralph Thornton Community Centre Board of Management approved a revised Space Booking Policy and Procedures.  This document provides the framework for user groups, both big and small, to rent space for events.  This document is reviewed by the Board every two years. While most of the changes are of a […]

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Environmental Sustainability at the Centre

The Ralph Thornton Community Centre is committed to taking action on environmental sustainability in daily operations. The amount of waste generated at the Centre is a significant problem.  Much of what goes out as garbage is, in fact, recyclable and organic waste.  While properly sorted recyclables can be processed for new products, and properly sorted […]

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Proposed Changes to Space Use Bookings

Providing affordable, accessible public space where the community can meet, gather, and participate is one of the cornerstones of the Ralph Thornton Community Centre and the Centre’s strategic plan. The Ralph Thornton Community Centre remains committed to this mission and to offering a safe and welcoming space where community groups and individuals can meet, organize, […]

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Change in Space Use Fees

The Ralph Thornton Community Centre Board of Management has approved amendments to the Space Booking Policy and Procedures to revise the fees across all user categories.  The fees charged for space rentals help support the Centre’s programming and other activities.  While the Non-Fee Paying Category continues to offer free access for local volunteer-run organizations and […]

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