Community-Led Programs

The Ralph Thornton Community Centre is proud to host a wide variety of programs and services, originating from the community to serve the community.

Appleseed Yoga

Appleseed provides busy parents with holistic and nurturing yoga classes for their kids and for the entire family that will help them grow up healthy and balanced.

Happy Gathering

Happy Gathering is a group of ballroom enthusiasts that meets to strut their stuff!

ITF Taekwon-do

Taekwon-Do is an unarmed martial art combat that emphasizes self-defense, mental training, and discipline. Classes are a great way to get back into shape and learn self-defense techniques. Classes are open to new members.

Literacy for East Toronto

Literacy for East Toronto is a not-for-profit agency that provides free one-to-one and small group tutoring for adults who want to read, write or do mathematics better.

Rainbow Toastmasters

Our club focuses on cultivating strong and confident LGBTQ2S voices. Being the only dedicated LGBTQ2S Toastmasters club in Canada, Rainbow Toastmasters – Toronto has directly contributed to developing hundreds of LGBTQ2S leaders to create change in their own lives and in their communities.


Ruah is a consensus-based and volunteer-run community of people committed to exploring a cosmic and Earth-centred spirituality, or eco-spirituality.

Tai Chi Chuan Fundamentals

If you’re a beginner seeking a simplified approach to learning Tai Chi basics, this class is for you! Whether you are in your 20’s or your 70’s, an athlete or couch potato, in peak form or dealing with painful and limiting health conditions, you can enjoy the benefits of Tai Chi Chuan Fundamentals.

Tea Club for Seniors

Sunday gathering for dancing and fellowship among Chinese seniors.

Toronto English Country Dance Assembly

We welcome beginners or experienced dancers of all ages and backgrounds. LGBTQ+ friendly. All dances are taught by a dance caller. The dances are easy to learn and to dance with walking steps.

Toronto Huaxia Culture and Art Association

The Toronto Huaxia Culture and Art Association is a non-profit cultural and art organization that aims to promote the culture and art of the Chinese nation, promote cultural exchanges with other ethnic groups, and contribute to the prosperity of Canadian multiculturalism.

NA Twelve by Twelve

Narcotics Anonymous is a non-profit society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.

Yang Tai Chi

This class teaches the most popular and widely practiced tai chi style throughout the world. The Yang form is typically done with slow, steady movements, which help to relax and to feel the flow of energy within their bodies.